The Council of International Schools is the premier worldwide accreditation organisation for international schools. The CIS Accreditation Service manages a peer to peer Accreditation Programme which encourages school improvement through a process of continuous self-study and peer evaluation. Working in partnership with member schools it sets the standards for International Education as laid out in ‘The CIS Guide to School Evaluation and Accreditation’. The final award of full accredited status demonstrates that the member school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to its continuing improvement. Heads and teachers from member schools play an active role in assessing and evaluating the progress of peer institutions as Visiting Team participants and over the rest of the accreditation cycle, sharing knowledge and Best Practice ideas.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six state region – Pre-K through university. Emanating from high quality standards, NEASC accreditation uses self-reflection, peer review and best practices as integral components of its assessment process and monitors the follow-up endeavors leading to continuous school/program improvement. NEASC consists of six Commissions, each of which sets the standards for a particular segment of the educational community.