TAIS Member Schools must:

  • be an independent, non-profit (501(c)3) academic school
  • have been in operation for at least three years
  • be non-discriminatory in its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational policies, athletic programs, and other school-administered program
  • deliver an academic program to students
  • be accredited by one* of the following:
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
    • Cognia
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

*If you are accredited by another accrediting organization that follows a similarly rigorous process to those listed above, please contact us for special consideration. 

Membership is awarded to schools, thereby enabling all administrators and teachers at that school to take advantage of the benefits of membership.  To apply for membership, the Head of School or member of the leadership team completes a membership application form for the TAIS office. A TAIS staff member will reach out to the school to schedule a conversation about membership. The next step in the process is to schedule a tour of your school and conversations with the Head of School and other key leaders with the TAIS Executive Director and a TAIS Board Member. After this visit, the TAIS Board will vote on the school's membership at their next scheduled meeting. 

Application for Membership