Ensuring independent schools stay true to their missionsIndependent schools have high expectations for their students as well as for themselves. Several LMAIS schools have been operating for more than 100 years, and all continue to look for ways to improve.
The schools on this website are primarily accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. ISACS sets stringent standards for membership following a seven year cycle for continuing review and accreditation.
Each LMAIS school has a unique program that is defined by its mission. The ISACS evaluation process is designed to ensure that the schools are maintaining their vision by effectively implementing their mission.
ISACS's rigorous accreditation process includes self-evaluation by the faculty, administration, and others in the school community. Leading educators visit each school and acknowledge success in a report that examines how well the schoolwork matches the school's mission. The evaluation team also challenges the independent school to improve further and helps set new goals for the ensuing years.