Accreditation and Evaluation Update


The FIS is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are also an IB World School, authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

As part of a five-year cycle, we go through re-accreditation and (re-)evaluation processes with the above organizations. This ensures not only that we continue to meet and exceed the high-quality standards outlined by CIS, NEASC and the IB, but also that we continuously reflect as a school about the ways in which we want to develop and how to get there: always with our mission, vision, international-mindedness and high-quality learning definitions and strategic plan to guide us!

During school year 21/22, the entire FIS community participated in the CIS, NEASC and IB self-studies, via surveys, interviews, meetings. A big thank you to our Steering Committee who worked incredibly hard to prepare reports and documentation which accurately represent all areas of our school. The finishing touches are now being put to the self-studies so that they can be submitted to CIS, NEASC and the IB within the first few weeks of school.

All of this hard work will culminate in a synchronized visit from CIS, NEASC and the IB which will take place from November 26 – November 30, 2022. During the visit, a team of experienced educators representing CIS, NEASC and the IB will visit the FIS and triangulate the evidence provided in the self-studies with observations they make onsite! More information will be provided to the FIS community nearer to the time.

We are really looking forward to this opportunity to build on our strengths and develop in any necessary areas, with the support of these internationally-recognized organizations. If you have any questions about the accreditation/evaluation process, please don’t hesitate to contact me at .

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