• PAIS is a member of:
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Carolinas Coalition for Private Education (CARCOPE)
PAIS Festival of the Arts 2015, coming in April!
Palmetto Association
of
Independent Schools

P.O. Box 30145
78 Sycamore Avenue
Charleston, SC 29417

(843) 556-4395
pais-sc@bellsouth.net
The Palmetto Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) proudly represents the interests of South Carolina's independent schools as a State Association member of
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS),
  • The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and
  • The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) and its affiliate, the Carolinas Coalition for Private Education (CARCOPE)
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The recognized voice of independent education in South Carolina, PAIS provides the shared link for South Carolina's independent schools with regional and national independent school associations like SAIS and NAIS.

PAIS and its member schools undergo rigorous school accreditation. PAIS schools observe the highest standards for student admissions and achievement, academic instruction, flexible and dynamic curriculum, and faculty selection and retention. Each PAIS school is actively committed to the establishment and exercise of nondiscriminatory policies and practices, and shares in a common commitment to the goal of diverse, inclusive participation in our schools and their communities. The Association works with school administration and trustees to assure sound exercise of school governance, legal and financial practices.
“The culture of a good independent school is the special creation of its founders, leaders, faculty and parents. These are places where dreams are born for both the students and for the men and women who devote their professional lives to the children and adolescents in their care.”
• Doug Lyons, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
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