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The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. acknowledges the importance to a considerable number of institutions, old and new, and not now members of the Association, of obtaining affiliation with the Association as they work toward evaluation for membership and accreditation. Under normal circumstances a school seeking affiliation with the Association will first go through the Candidate for Accreditation process.

Please refer to the appropriate Commission for details on submitting an Application for Candidacy.

Independent Schools PK-12

The Commission on Independent Schools (CIS) accredits a wide range of private schools 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.

International Schools PS-12

The Commission on International Education (CIE PS-12) accredits American and international schools located abroad, online education academies and providers, and National Schools with embedded international programs.

Public Schools K-12

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.

Colleges and Universities

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states as well as ten American-style institutions in other countries.