The Virginia Association of Independent Schools has selected Ian Symmonds & Associates for strategic planning services. Our work will commence this academic year. We are delighted to welcome VAIS to our client community, joining several other associations.
The Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) was established at Charlottesville, VA on April 30, 1973, through the merger of the Virginia Association of Preparatory Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Elementary Schools. VAIS is a non-profit, voluntary membership association of schools that share compatible philosophies and goals.
VAIS is a service organization that promotes educational, ethical and professional excellence. Since its founding, the stated purposes of the Association have been to promote the well-being of and public regard for independent schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia; to safeguard the interests of these schools in matters of legislation and regulation; to act as an evaluating and accrediting organization for independent schools in Virginia; to foster mutually beneficial relations with the Virginia State Department of Education and other educational agencies; to assist member schools in maintaining standards of excellence; to encourage activities and to exchange information about new methodologies and practices; and to provide community service and leadership.