About SAIS

SAIS is a membership organization comprised of independent K-12 schools throughout the region.  As of June 30, 2014, SAIS has 364 member schools, represents over 200,000 students, and has a staff of 8.5 FTEs operating out of an office in Atlanta, GA.



The mission of SAIS is to strengthen member schools by providing high quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs.

(adopted July 12, 2013)

Core Strategy

SAIS provides a system of resources to help southern independent schools attain a level of excellence they could not achieve through other means.

(adopted April 2010)

Non-discriminatory policy

SAIS complies with all federal and state non-discrimination laws, and requires that all schools submit a copy of their non-discriminatory admissions policy with their membership application. SAIS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin.

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