Unlike private or parochial schools, independent schools are supported by tuition, charitable contributions, and endowment income rather than by taxes or church funds. As an independent school, Coast Episcopal School is governed by a Board of Trustees instead of being controlled by the government, a diocese, or a for-profit entity. Independent schools define their own mission and teach what the school and teachers deem important, rather than being limited to state curricular, state textbook, and/or state testing mandates. Coast Episcopal School is governed by a Board of Trustees, is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and holds a non-profit 501(c)(3) status.
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