WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CIS ACCREDITED SCHOOL?
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation that provides services to schools, higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education.
Within CIS membership are schools that have achieved a mark of quality and rigour - CIS International Accreditation. This recognition signifies that the school has completed a comprehensive self-study and international peer review as part of a continuous improvement process focusing on standards and indicators that promote the development of student knowledge, skills, attributes and actions aligned with the CIS Definition of Global Citizenship. Colleges and universities worldwide acknowledge that a CIS Accredited School meets internationally-agreed and recognised standards and develops global citizens with the qualities and skills that they are seeking in students.
CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA), and by many government and non-government agencies around the world.
- Learn more about the characteristics of an Accredited School and the Standards used in the CIS International Accreditation programme.
- Schools interested applying for membership and accreditation can start the process online.