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The seal of educational excellence.

Earning the honor of FCIS accreditation will launch your school into the upper echelon of independent educational institutions in the nation and the world.

  • FCIS is one of only 10 state associations in the U.S. whose accreditation process has been recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is a founding member of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA), the international authority on independent school accreditation, representing schools in over 100 countries.
  • Participation in the FCIS evaluation and accreditation process facilitates your school’s ability to establish and maintain the highest standards and best practices for academics/curriculum, governance, operations, funding, finance, compliance, ethics/integrity, parental involvement, faculty professional development, and leadership.
  • FCIS accreditation is the seal of educational excellence to families seeking an independent school education, placing your school among the very best schools in the nation.
  • FCIS accreditation is a cornerstone of your school’s reputation for educational excellence. It serves as a critical admissions marketing tool, effectively communicating the meaning, quality, and value of an independent, FCIS-accredited education to your current and prospective parents.

More than an accrediting authority, we serve as your partner in promoting and maintaining your school’s exceptional quality, sustainability, and future success.