Meeting Demanding Standards
The International School of Berne was first accredited in 1984 by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and was re-accredited in 1994, 2004 and 2015. ISBerne is currently in the reaccreditation process having completed the CIS/NEASC Preparatory Visit virtually in February 2021.
During the reaccreditation of 2015, ISBerne also hosted a visiting team from the International Baccalaureate for an evaluation visit. These visits, synchronised with the CIS reaccreditation, now happen every 5 years. Their purpose is to ensure that the standards and practices of the IB programme(s) are being maintained. As part of the process, the school engages in a self-study that is a key element in the school’s plan for continual improvement.
CIS and NEASC accreditation ensure that the school meets the demanding standards in all areas of education as well as school management. Both CIS and NEASC have high standards and each has a unique approach for assessing the attainment of these standards. Further reading on these accreditation standards can be found at the following links.
Additionally, ISBerne is proud to announce that the 2020-2021 school year marks 25 years as an IB World School! Offering three IB programmes: PYP, MYP and DP, ISBerne ensures high-quality education for all of its students. The school was honoured to receive recognition from the IB with a certificate marking our 25 years IB milestone.