The Council of International Schools is the premier worldwide accreditation organisation for international schools. Through its professional staff of Regional Accreditation Officers, backed by a team of administrative personnel and CIS volunteers, the Accreditation Service manages an Accreditation Programme which encourages teaching and learning focused school improvement through a process of continuous Self-Study and Peer Visitor evaluation. Working in partnership with member schools, this Service sets the standards for International Education as laid out in the Guide to School Evaluation and Accreditation, currently in its 8th Edition (Version 8.1).
The final award of Accredited Status demonstrates that a member school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to continuous improvement.
Heads and teachers from member schools play an active role as Peer Visitors and Report Readers, assessing and evaluating the progress of schools at the Visiting Team stage and over the rest of the accreditation cycle. The process is thereby enriched by the sharing of knowledge and effective practice, to the benefit of not only schools but also the peers involved in their evaluation.
Information and Support for Schools
CIS provides full documentation and support for all stages of the accreditation process, enabling both new and established schools to make informed decisions. For more information please contact the CIS Accreditation Office.
"The award of Full Accreditation Status provides us with the recognition and credibility which reassures parents and students of our schools’ commitment to the best practices in education."
Sr. Anne Marie Hill, Head of School, Marymount School, Paris