Memberships and Affiliations

Providing a Leading Program For Students & Educators

As a top-tier school, SMLS is connected to and associated with a range of organizations, accreditation bodies, and member associations. We are proud to be a member of these organizations; these organizations set rigorous standards, support our commitment to excellence, and give us additional opportunity to contribute to the broader educational landscape.
Through these memberships and affiliations, SMLS stays abreast of the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in education; enjoys high-quality professional development; and ensures that it is providing a leading program and a first-rate experience for both students and educators. 

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  • CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools)

    A community of independent schools who choose to meet and exceed rigorous National Standards that inspire continuous whole school improvement.
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  • International Coalition of Girls Schools (ICGS)

    SMLS is a founding member of the ICGS, the leading advocate for girls’ schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and mission-aligned entities dedicated to educating and empowering girls.
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  • Conference of Independent Schools (CIS)

    The mission of CIS Ontario is to enhance excellence and community among our member schools through exemplary student programs, professional learning and collaborative initiatives.
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  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

    The largest association of independent schools, NAIS co-creates the future of education by uniting and empowering its community.
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  • Independent School Management (ISM)

    ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. They provide creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques and personalized service. 
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  • Round Square

    Round Square is an internationally diverse network of 245 like-minded schools in 50 countries on six continents that connect and collaborate to offer world-class programmes and experiences, developing global competence, character and confidence in our students. 
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  • E-Learning Consortium Canada

    The eLearning Consortium Canada is a unique cooperative not-for-profit organization of member schools mandated to deliver quality online curriculum for the benefit of students in member Independent schools. Member schools, like SMLS, work together in a collaborative model – a ground-breaking achievement for independent schools anywhere in North America.
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  • Oakville Independent Schools (OIS)

    An association founded to encourage, support and promote the benefits of an independent education and the excellence of educational opportunities available amongst independent schools in Oakville, ON.
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  • College Board Advanced Placement

    A mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success.
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  • The Heads Network

    An international network that promotes active collaboration and professional growth for independent school heads and leaders and is committed to the advancement of women leaders in independent schools.
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  • Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)

    A vibrant community of over 3,000 professionals who share experiences and insights in all aspects of independent school and private school admission and enrollment management to maximize their impact on the world of education. 
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  • NBOA (National Business Officers Association)

    A nonprofit membership organization that serves administrators of independent schools' in the US, Canada and Mexico with best business practices to advance independent schools. 
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  • GEBG (The Global Education Benchmark Group)

    A leading non-profit association of K-12 schools that researches and establishes model practices in global education and supports member schools to bring global perspectives, global issues and global competencies into their teaching and learning.
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