A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity

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. NEASC is made up of three Commissions which work in close partnership to ensure quality education for all students.


The staff at NEASC sends best wishes to you for safety and health during this challenging time. Thank you for your commitment to sustaining vital services and support for students in new and creative ways, and for maintaining learning opportunities and a sense of continuity in the face of the still-evolving COVID-19 crisis.

For the safety and protection of our staff and volunteers and to ensure that we are able to provide member schools with the same high level of service that you have come to expect, we have moved all of our operations to a virtual workspace. NEASC staff is available to you by phone and email, and we will maintain our normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Featured Resources

In the interest of helping our members stay informed and prepared, we are sharing a list free resources recommended by member schools and associates for your reference.

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Independent Schools

The NEASC Commission on Independent Schools (NEASC-CIS) accredits and supports a wide range of private schools including:

  • traditional boarding schools
  • day preparatory schools
  • private elementary schools
  • schools serving students with special needs or interests
  • religiously affiliated schools
International Education

Schools which may seek accreditation through the NEASC Commission on International Education (NEASC-CIE) include:

  • International and American schools in the U.S. and around the world
  • National Schools with embedded international programs 
  • online education academies and providers
Public Schools

The NEASC Commission on Public Schools (NEASC-CPS) accredits and supports:

  • Public elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Public school districts
  • Career and technical schools/centers

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

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