Accreditations and Memberships
Schools around the world aim for the highest standards in education. AIS is proud to be accredited by the world's most prestigious international accreditation organizations. We also pride ourselves on being members of groups that support international education and global understanding.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) delivers the Cambridge IGCSE (the international variant of the British GCSE qualification) for an international student body. AIS will no longer offer the IGCSE exam after the 2016-2017 school year.
Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education – from pre-kindergarten to the doctoral level - longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States.
The Principals' Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC) was founded in 1989 to meet the professional development needs of leaders in international schools. Over 2500 international educators have participated in PTC training programs.
Founded in 1978, the International Schools’ Theatre Association (ISTA) is an arts organization committed to providing high quality experiences that develop creative learning and internationalism through theatre. Diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality are at the forefront of ISTA values.
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global, non-profit, membership organization that defines standards and supports the continuous improvement of international education through an integrated portfolio of services. AIS was the first international school in the world to have been accredited five times. The first CIS accreditation was achieved in 1971. Since then, AIS has been awarded this prestigious accreditation every ten years.
AIS is an IB World School. AIS offers the PYP, MYP, and DP of the International Baccalaureate Programme, and was number 51 in the world to offer the IB Diploma Programme.
Founded in 1965, the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a global membership organization that provides professional development opportunities to its members. Membership is comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organizations.
NECIS Sports Council exists in order to provide opportunities for international schools located in North Western Europe to meet in specified tournament activities on a competitive basis. Each school works toward a common aim to achieve an efficient and well-balanced program that promotes healthy competition, sportsmanship and full participation.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, operating in over 140 countries and territories around the globe. The names of individual operating authorities often differ from nation to nation, but the Award and its unique reputation with employers, policy makers and leaders in society remain unchanged and consistent.