The work of CAIS is directed, and in large part carried out, by six Commissions and the Board of Directors. All are made up of volunteer professionals from member schools. Commission members are appointed by the Executive Director, based on suggestions made by Heads of CAIS Schools, active commission members, or those who wish to serve. All commission members serve three-year terms which, depending upon a particular commission's own practices, may or may not be renewable. Commission chairs are appointed by the commission with the approval of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. They report for their commissions to the Board of Directors twice each academic year. 
Commission appointments are made with three goals in mind; to: 


  • Bring outstanding resources of skill and experience to the support of each professional community
  • Provide a diversity of perspective and personal / professional backgrounds
  • Involve as many different schools as possible in the work of CAIS

Learn More About our Commissions: 

Commission of Heads Assistants

Commission on School Advancement 

Commission on Diversity in Independent Schools

Commission on Professional Development 

Commission on Technology 

Commission on Membership and Accreditation