PAIS serves as a link for South Carolina's independent schools to regional and national independent school associations like SAIS and NAIS. Our schools observe the highest standards for student admissions and achievement, academic instruction, flexible and dynamic curriculum, and faculty selection and retention. 

How can your school join? Email to get started.

Please email our Executive Director, Palmer Ball, at
for more information. One of the officers will contact you about next steps for your school. We are excited at the opportunity to bring new member schools into this wonderful group of like-minded institutions.

Board Governance

PAIS is led by a dynamic group of independent school professionals drawn from its member schools. New officers are elected at the Annual Fall meeting of the association. PAIS is supported by an amazing group of educators from across the state.