Designing a Sustainable Future

Welcome to CIS!

The NEASC Commission on Independent Schools (CIS), one of the three branches of NEASC serving PK-12 educational communities, accredits a wide range of private schools in the six states of New England. Schools served include traditional boarding and day preparatory schools, private elementary schools, schools serving students with special needs, and religiously affiliated schools of many faiths.


A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC/CIS Accreditation attests to a school's high quality and integrity.


Reflection, Review, Renewal: the ongoing cycle of Accreditation


Assistance for each phase of the Accreditation cycle.