OJCS & the Canadian Association of Independent Schools

Guided by our North Stars, The Ottawa Jewish Community School is very proud to announce that, after an extensive, years-long process, our application has been accepted and we are now officially a Candidate School with the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).  OJCS is now one of only three schools in the Ottawa region to be a member of CAIS and will continue to work with CAIS towards full accreditation as soon as possible.   

“There is a floor here, but no ceiling.”


What is the Canadian Association of Independent Schools?

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is a community of independent schools who choose to meet and exceed rigorous National Standards that inspire continuous whole school improvement.  More specifically CAIS was established in 1981 as a national network for member schools supporting collaborative initiatives in leadership, education, management and governance. Its key activities included organizing, co-ordinating and facilitating conferences, benchmarking, senior management compensation surveys and advocacy.  Today, CAIS includes over 90 schools across Canada, all of which commit to undergoing a reflective and collaborative school improvement process, meet National Standards, and participate in research and professional learning.  


What does this mean for Ottawa Jewish Community School?

As a candidate member of CAIS, OJCS has access to CAIS’ expert resources and communities that will help us in continuing to explore and pursue exemplary leadership training, research and international standards of educational excellence.  Becoming a member of CAIS is directly in-line with our North Stars and will help OJCS continue to grow and prosper.   

As CAIS states on their website, “Parents of CAIS schools can expect the best.”

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