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Become a Member

Virginia’s best independent schools engage in the deliberative, reflective, and continuous VAIS accreditation process.

For 40 years, VAIS has been the leader in accreditation of Virginia’s independent schools. The VAIS evaluation and review process is authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education through its membership in VCPE. At the national level, the VAIS accreditation process is recognized at the highest level by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) through the NAIS Commission on Accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation includes state, regional, and international associations, thereby broadening the perspective on excellence in independent education.
How To Apply
All schools that wish to apply to become VAIS members must complete the application process:


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