Our Ongoing Commitment to Quality Education.
Gillispie School has received joint accreditation by the Western Association of Schools (WASC) and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The accreditation process is rigorous as described by CAIS: “The accreditation process includes a written self-study based on 16 standards with responses to questions about every aspect of the school. This report is followed by an on-site visit by a team of educators who look into every aspect of the school’s programs and operations to assess its effectiveness in fulfilling the school’s stated purposes.”
In its last accreditation granted in spring of 2016, Gillispie was accredited for seven years, the maximum period given by CAIS and WASC. The CAIS accreditation process has been approved by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Gillispie School also is a member in good standing with NAIS, San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA), and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).