CIS International Accreditation is a rigorous school-wide evaluative process that measures alignment with internationally benchmarked standards and provides guidance for continuous improvement. Through their achievement of these standards, CIS-Accredited schools have been verified as delivering high-quality international education focused on the development of knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to prepare students as global citizens.

If your child attends a CIS-accredited school, you can be confident the school is committed to high-quality international education. Achieving this mark of quality, recognized across the world, shows that your school:

  • has a clear purpose and direction
  • focuses on the quality of teaching and student progress
  • prioritorizes student safeguarding and well-being
  • is committed to global citizenship
  • knows itself and has thought deeply about the services
  • it offers to students, families and the community
  • delivers what it promises
  • is constantly seeking to improve its performance in all areas
  • to achieve relevant learning outcomes for its students
  • is devoted to its mission and vision for students, and
  • adheres consistently to the CIS Code of Ethics
  • plans strategically for the future


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which partners with over 1500 public, independent, and international schools in the US and worldwide to assess, support, and promote high quality education for all students through accreditation, professional assistance, and pursuit of best practices. NEASC aspires to provide a process for meaningful, ongoing whole school improvement while honoring the unique culture and context of each institution we support. Founded in 1885, NEASC has a long tradition of school improvement across the six states of New England and in more than 85 countries around the world.

Today NEASC focuses on the accreditation of schools spanning PK to Grade 12 and, as a deeply mission-driven organization, is guided by key priorities which include advancing equity, promoting innovation and excellence in education, and empowering students.