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About Us

The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) is an organization consisting of English elementary and secondary independent schools licensed in the public interest and located in Quebec, Canada.

Established in 1964, the QAIS provides for the collective and individual needs of English Independent Schools in Quebec. 

Member schools, represented by the Head of School, are not for profit, fiscally sound educational institutions governed by, and responsible to, an arm's length Board of Governors.


As a community of innovative independent schools, the QAIS actively promotes collaboration among our diverse member schools and high quality educational experiences for all students.


To be the leading voice of educational excellence in Quebec

Common Purposes

  • To provide services that engender excellence in the educational experience of our students.
  • To act in a spirit of collaboration in accordance with the the QAIS Principles of Good Practice for member schools.
  • To promote parent choice and respect the integrity and the unique character of each member school.
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