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CAISL – Accredited by MSA

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a non-governmental, nonprofit, peer administered organization of diverse educational institutions.

MSA is committed to ensuring that in their Accredited Schools:

  • students are receiving the highest quality education.
  • the school is engaged in continuous growth and improvement efforts through effective leadership, a comprehensive program of self-study, evaluation by peer educators external to the school, meeting the requirements for accreditation, exemplary programs, and supportive services.

For more than 125 years, MSA has provided leadership in educational quality and school improvement for its member schools in the United States and around the world.

To be accredited through the Excellence by Design protocol, CAISL had to

  • meet the 12 Middle States Association Standards for Accreditation.
  • identify areas of student performance that are the highest priorities for growth and improvement, measurable performance objectives, and a plan for achieving the objectives.  
  • include the school’s mission and the beliefs or core values that guide its decision making.

In 2020-2021, CAISL did a survey to collect feedback from CAISL Parents, from Students (3rd grade and older), and from all Staff to inform the self-study for Accreditation. These are the results.  

In 2021-2022, CAISL received the feedback from MSA, renewing their Accreditation status for another seven years.

Selected Comments From the Accreditation Team


CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.