Accreditation & Associations

Chartwell is fully accredited by WASC. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other educational organizations.

The California Association of Independent Schools establishes ambitious educational standards, fosters respect for the diversity and dignity of humanity, and promotes collaboration and social responsibility.  The Association supports and challenges its schools through an innovative accreditation program that provokes deep reflection, analysis, and institutional commitment to action, as well as through the offering of professional development, relevant research, and informed counsel to the heads and trustees who endeavor to lead those schools effectively.

Chartwell is a member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA).  The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in dyslexia.



The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools & associations of schools in the United States & abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

Chartwell is a sponsor of The Dyslexia Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties; disseminate new findings and evidence-based reading approaches to researchers, practitioners and families; to prevent the economic and psychological suffering caused by reading failure, and to unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may personally succeed and contribute fully to society.