Reflection, Affirmation, Transformation, Accountability:
THE AISNE ACCREDITATION PROCESS
For more than 30 years the Association of Independent Schools in New England has been accrediting our member elementary schools. AISNE’s accreditation process is an important service to our members and helps assure the independence of our schools.
AISNE is a member in good standing of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation. The AISNE accreditation program was reviewed and approved by members of the Commission in 2009-2010. Learn more about the Commission: www.nais.org/Articles/Pages/Commission-on-Accreditation.aspx
The ultimate goal of the accreditation process is the enhancement of student learning and growth in our schools. The accreditation process:
- Strengthens the school’s commitment and congruence to its mission.
- Requires institutional reflection and self-evaluation.
- Affirms the strengths of the school.
- Helps the school identify areas for improvement.
- Provides structure and a timetable for institutional reflection, dialogue, and change.
- Requires the school to compare its performance to a wide range of standards of good practice.
- Demonstrates the school’s willingness to be held professionally accountable.
- Enhances the school’s credibility with its immediate constituents and with the community at large.
- Demonstrates that the school is part of the larger entity of independent school education.
- Focuses on the institution rather than on individuals which helps to ensure the long-term health of the school.
Elementary and middle schools interested in accreditation by AISNE should contact Assistant Director, Bonnie Ricci, at 781-843-8440
Learn more about AISNE's criteria for membership.
Resources & Reports
April 16, 2013
Helping Children Cope, Evans & Kline PDF 52kb
April 12, 2013
2012-2013 AISNE Directory PDF 159kb
April 12, 2013
March 26, 2013
Admission Activity FEB 2013 PDF 315kb
February 1, 2013
January 29, 2013