Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Ongoing Accreditation - Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Ongoing Accreditation

An accredited elementary, middle, or high school must host an Accreditation Visiting Team every 10 years; e.g. the Decennial Visit. Because Accreditation is an ongoing process, NEASC expects that members schools will make continuous efforts between visits to address the recommendations highlighted during the Decennial Visit and maintain communications about their progress through required follow up reports and any special progress reports that may be requested. It is the role of the Commission to monitor the progress of schools as they address the Standards for Accreditation. 

Application for Accreditation

2025 Application for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2022

An Application for Accreditation must be completed and returned to the office of the NEASC Commission on Public Schools in order for a Decennnial Visit to be scheduled. Once the Commission office processes the application, scheduling a Collaborative Conference and Decennial Accreditation visit will begin and the principal will be notified of the scheduled Visiting Team dates.  

As you complete the Application, please consider the following:

  1. If you wish to keep a copy of the completed Application for your files, please click print while in the browser before submitting.
  2. We will be requesting the names of members of your Steering Committee in the fall so we can prioritize their invitations to participate on a visiting team. 
More information

Accreditation Seminar
Schools that have submitted an application will be invited to attend an Accreditation Seminar where they will receive further instructions about the NEASC Accreditation process. If your school has submitted an application but has not yet received a seminar invitation or has not signed up, please contact us immediately.

Please contact Donna Spencer-Wilson at (781) 425-7719 or

Thank you and we look forward to working with you and supporting your school improvement efforts.