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© 2009  Florida Council of
Independent Schools
1211 N. Westshore Blvd, Suite 612
Tampa, Florida, 33607
phone 813.287.2820
fax 813.286.3025

About FCIS

The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) is a professional education association founded in 1954 by a small group of independent private school leaders. Their purpose was to establish high standards for nonpublic schools.

Today, FCIS evaluates and accredits independent schools throughout Florida. As one of the nation’s largest organizations of independent schools, it represents over 70,000 students in 160 member schools. The Council assures that each school maintains high standards and independence of character without political , financial, or bureaucratic pressures.

FCIS accredits coed, day, boarding and single sex schools in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. All FCIS schools have racially nondiscriminatory admissions policies.

Traditionally, independent schools establish their own philosophies, standards, and programs, developing their own guidelines for academic achievement, discipline, and, in some cases, religious commitment.

The Council is an association member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), an affiliate of the Council of American Private Education (CAPE), and a founding member of the Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS).




Upcoming Events
  • June 15, 2015
    • Heads' Retreat
    June 17, 2015
    • Evaluation Academy
    June 24, 2015
    • 21st Learning Academy
  • July 23, 2015
    • FCIS New Heads' Institute
    July 26, 2015
    • Administrators' Retreat
  • September 20, 2015
    • New Teacher Institute
  • October 4, 2015
    • Leadership Partners through Principles of Good Governance
  • November 5, 2015
    • FCIS Convention

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