NEASC is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 1500 public, independent, and international learning communities in the US and worldwide. 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 longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity. The NEASC commissions decide matters of accreditation in the context of research-driven standards reviewed by their membership.
Accreditation is founded on the principle that comprehensive self-reflection followed by candid feedback from professional peers is essential to ongoing school improvement and achieving educational success. Guided by research-based standards, which are periodically reviewed and revised by leading New England educators, accreditation provides a clear direction for school communities striving to ensure their students receive outstanding educational experiences.
-- Cameron C. Staples, President/CEO of NEASC
The Commission on Independent Schools (CIS) accredits a wide range of private schools (PK-12) in the six states of New England including traditional boarding and day preparatory schools, private elementary schools, schools serving students with special needs, and religiously affiliated schools of many faiths.
The Commission on International Education (CIE) is the overseas accrediting branch of NEASC. American and international schools – from primary through secondary school – both within the US and around the globe, online education academies and providers, and National Schools with embedded international programs may seek accreditation through NEASC/CIE.
The Commission on Public Schools (CPS) accredits and supports public elementary, middle, and high schools, and career and technical schools/centers throughout the six states of New England.