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SCISA Family Message

As we continue to navigate the unknown, please know that SCISA schools are in this together. The educational climate seems to be ever-changing and independent schools continue to model best practices concerning student safety and learning.  As always, the SCISA Office stands ready to serve any member school as well as the entire community.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the South Carolina Independent School Association is to provide outstanding service to our member schools through academic, athletic, and student-centered programs.

Welcome Schools and Families

The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) is a non-profit voluntary association of independent schools. Upon its founding on August 10, 1965, the SCISA was incorporated by the State of South Carolina as an exclusively educational organization with responsibilities to establish and maintain accreditation standards, coordinate athletic and academic competitions, and provide professional development opportunities for member schools.

SCISA is a lead partner for independent education with: