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About NEASC

Improving Schools. Empowering Students. Promoting Excellence.

NEASC is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 1500 public, independent, and international schools 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.

NEASC is an advocate of educational quality and its ongoing improvement; it’s purposes are exclusively educational. It serves the public interest, the educational community, and the students within the educational system by:

  • establishing and maintaining high standards of educational excellence
  • providing a framework for institutional self-reflection and objective peer review
  • serving as a resource and support for ongoing, meaningful whole-school improvement and growth.

NEASC is made up of three Commissions which work in close partnership to ensure quality education for all students in public, independent, and international schools and centers around the world:

Through the office of the President/CEO, the Association contributes to public policy and conducts research with a variety of national and international groups and develops assessment processes for other educational providers.

Drawing upon its considerable experience, NEASC serves as a public policy resource on issues related to the condition of education in New England, the US, and in the international learning communities it serves. Professional staff is available to ensure full participation at all levels ranging from accreditation to educational collaborations that strengthen education. The Association is private, nonprofit and thus uniquely positioned to work in partnership with other organizations on a regional, national, and international scale as it works to sustain and advance the quality of eduation for all students.