The ultimate goal of the accreditation process is the enhancement of student learning and growth in our schools.


The process of accreditation:

  • Strengthens the school’s commitment and congruence to its mission.
  • Facilitates institutional reflection and self-evaluation.
  • Affirms the strengths of the school.
  • Helps identify areas for improvement.
  • Provides structure and a timetable for institutional reflection, dialogue, and change.
  • Allows for performance measurement against a wide range of standards of good practice.
  • Demonstrates the school’s willingness to be held professionally accountable.
  • Enhances 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.

Independent elementary and middle schools interested in accreditation by AISNE should contact our Accreditation Director Sara Wilson at 617-237-6976.