Carden Arbor View School Accreditation


Carden Arbor View School Receives Maximum Seven-Year CAIS Accreditation

Carden Arbor View School in Upland has earned the maximum accreditation term of seven years from the California Association of Independent Schools.

The accreditation acknowledges the kindergarten-8th grade independent school’s successful implementation of all CAIS fundamental membership and code of ethics requirements. The peer-review process also fosters excellence in education and encourages school improvement through discovery, dialogue, compliance and commitment. Schools must receive accreditation by CAIS to be a full member of the association.

“This certification resulted in many months of preparation and a self-study by the members of our Board of Trustees, faculty and administration, staff and community who participated in the accreditation process,” said Terri DiMarco, Carden Arbor View School director of advancement. 

“We are honored to receive the highest award of a seven-year status of accreditation,” DiMarco said. “This status carries through June 2023 for our school. This is the fifth time the school has received certification in the 35-year history of the school.”

Accreditation enables a member school to develop clearly defined goals and objectives based on its mission and philosophy.  The process assists a school in engaging all community members in reviewing the school's purpose and goals for students and developing plans to reach these goals.

The CAIS on-site visiting committee previewed all aspects of the school and operations. The committee’s report was generated in May 2016 after confirming the information provided in the self-study, interviewing staff, parents, Board of Trustees and administrators and drawing conclusions about meeting the standards of CAIS.  The National Association of Independent Schools has approved the CAIS accreditation process.

Serving K-8 students of the Inland Empire for more than 34 years, Carden Arbor View School provides a well-trained and dedicated staff ensuring a strong academic foundation utilizing the Carden Educational Program. The school provides small class sizes; foreign language programs in French, Latin and Spanish; focused learning for math, science and technical skills, arts, music, and intramural sports; and exciting educational trips.  More than 40 percent of Carden graduates go on to Webb School or to some of the finest high schools, colleges and universities across the country.

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