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For the past 25 years, Sullins Academy has been fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). The accreditation process requires the School to undergo a full review of all its policies, procedures, and programming every five years, which includes site visits and documentation reviews by VAIS representatives.


Founded in 1973, VAIS is the leader in advancing and advocating for independent school education in Virginia. The VAIS accreditation program is one of a select few recognized at the international level through the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). VAIS is also recognized and approved by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).

VCPE oversees accreditation of private preschool, elementary, and secondary schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCPE facilitates a statewide framework for communication and cooperation among private schools, their public school counterparts, state and local governments, and other agencies and organizations.

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