Mission and Core Values

CCIS, a nonprofit tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1967 to promote cooperation among four independent schools of northeastern Ohio in areas in which collaborative efforts might create greater benefits for all. Today CCIS consists of over 10,000 students with 20 unique schools committed to the ideal of an independent education as a valuable and viable choice for learning today.

In reflecting the diversity in our children's learning styles and recognizing the need to offer a range of independent school experiences, we are coed day schools, single sex day schools, Montessori schools, boarding schools, Jewish day schools,
and schools that succeed with children with learning differences.

At CCIS, we invite you to Find the School Where You’ll Find Yourself!

Mission Statement

CCIS serves member schools and their constituents by promoting, supporting, and enhancing the value of independent education in Northeast Ohio through the facilitation of meaningful collaboration.

Core Values

Excellence – a commitment to excellence in independent education.

Integrity – ethical behavior in adherence to CCIS guidelines and best practices

Accountability – accountability to the mission, vision and values of CCIS

Collaboration – collaborative efforts that benefit and enhance member schools

Respect – respect for the unique contributions and traditions of each school.