A membership organization partnering with schools to assess, support, and promote high quality education for all students through accreditation, professional assistance, and pursuit of best practices.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which partners with over 1500 public, independent, and international schools in the US and worldwide to assess, support, and promote high quality education for all students through accreditation, professional assistance, and pursuit of best practices. NEASC aspires to provide a process for meaningful, ongoing whole school improvement while honoring the unique culture and context of each institution we support.
Founded in 1885, NEASC has a long tradition of school improvement across the six states of New England and in more than 85 countries around the world. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity.
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The Value of NEASC Accreditation
NEASC Accreditation is
- Recognition. Imbued with the culture of excellence established by its founders over 130 years ago, NEASC has become a globally recognized standard of excellence.
- Confidence. Students, parents, the public, government, community leaders, and other institutions are assured a school has the resources to provide a high quality learning experience.
- Integrity. Grounded in the experience and expertise of practicing educators since 1885, NEASC Accreditation is a respected, effective, and time-tested methodology for school improvement and growth.
- Equity. Embracing the diversity and unique missions of our member schools, NEASC supports schools wherever they are on the continuum of improvement and/or transformation.
- Vision. NEASC invites schools to define the transferable skills, knowledge, values, and dispositions necessary for future student success and provides support to assess progress toward that vision.
- Experience. NEASC Accreditation is a unique, immersive, self-reflective process that engages the entire school community and promotes open communication, shared understandings, and a growth mindset. It is the common experience of schools that NEASC Accreditation process is a unifying process.
- Relevance. NEASC conducts periodic reviews of its Standards and protocols to stay aligned with educational research, best practice, and governmental regulations, and to remain responsive to member needs.
- Framework. Member schools benefit from a structured process, grounded by research-based Standards, which helps them identify and prioritize areas for improvement, build on existing strengths, and map out short- and long-term plans for the future.
- Affirmation. Peer-review is a unique opportunity for members to receive a detailed, objective evaluation/validation from trusted colleagues in the educational community.
- Collaboration. Accreditation is not a single event, but an ongoing cycle sustained by professional partnership and continued support.