"If education is protection to life, you will realize that it is necessary that education accompany life during its whole course."

- Maria Montessori

SAIS-Accredited School

MSC complies with rigorous standards set for independent schools.

What is SAIS?

Short for “Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools,” SAIS is an important certification given to a select number of schools after a rigorous evaluation of facilities, staff, learning methods and overall infrastructure. The accreditation is designed especially for independent schools and the process to obtain it is completely voluntary. Privileges that come with a SAIS accreditation include the school being recognized by the federal government to issue student exchange documentation, and recognition by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) in determining athletic eligibility for upcoming student-athletes. The accreditation process happens in three stages:
  • Verification of compliance with standards/indicators
  • Completion of a self-study
  • Visit by a team of peer educators

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What a SAIS School Should Have

  • Education as its primary mission
  • An operation under governance structure
  • At least two years of consecutive operating experience
  • Bylaws
  • Financial sustainability
  • A non-discriminatory admission system
  • An academic curriculum that includes at least three consecutive grade levels (MSC has four: Primary Program, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School)