Welcome! LAIS – Los Angeles Independent Schools – is a consortium of over 60 Los Angeles-area independent schools serving children from preschool to 12th grade that share a common mission: assisting families in their exploration of independent school education. We do so by following the best practices of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); by establishing and adhering to ethical, consistent policies and procedures, most notably, our common decision notification and response dates. We are also committed to sharing resources and expertise in a collegial manner to support the recruitment, access, and enrollment of students.
Many of the LAIS schools are accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) which provides guidance and standards to ensure independent schools provide a high quality education. It is our hope, that through this website and through our school fairs, we increase awareness of and access to independent school options in the Los Angeles area.