What is the difference between an “independent” and “private” school?
There are over 900 private schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education. CIS (The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario) has 44 member schools – 41 in Ontario and 3 out-of-province Associate Members. Our schools are termed “independent” as they all have Independent Boards of Governors who are responsible for the long-term policy directions for their individual schools. As such, CIS schools have a measure of accountability built in.