is open to any elementary or secondary school that is not-for-profit,
nondiscriminatory, fiscally sound and has an appropriate system of
governance that ensures the school stays true to its mission. Schools
that are Members of CAIS must be accredited by either CAIS or the New
England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on
Independent Schools. Both organizations are approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Accreditation by CAIS is overseen by the Commission on Membership and Accreditation (CMA).