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Accreditation

Regular accreditation by established, respected international organizations assures families that our school provides high-quality education, is bench-marked against international standards and keeps pace with evolving educational best practice.

Bonn International School is accredited by three prominent institutions: the International Baccalaureate organization (IB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Council of International Schools (CIS). To achieve accreditation from each of these institutions, BIS carries out an in-depth self-study, receives on-site scrutiny from teams of external educational auditors, and must demonstrate the quality and breadth of its educational programming. Each of the accrediting organizations reviews and evaluates BIS in the following areas:

  • philosophy and objectives
  • curriculum
  • governance and management
  • staff
  • student support services
  • resources
  • students and community life

In order to maintain accreditation from each of these renown organizations, Bonn International School participates in a 5-year review cycle. Our most recent accreditation visit took place in September 2019. Full reports from all three organizations are available to BIS staff and families. Summary reports can be found here:

(NEASC) visitors found Bonn International School to be a remarkable place for learning where there is a pervasive culture of innovation, collaboration, and community amongst all stakeholders. The school’s intense focus on deep organizational learning, evident throughout the school, has created an environment where student wellbeing and learning are thriving.