ASP's Accreditation 

As part of continuous school improvement, ASP has followed an accreditation process first with the Middle States Association (USA) and since 2002 with both MSA and the Council of International Schools (formerly the European Council, or ECIS).

In May 2014, as part of the scheduled 10-year re-accreditation cycle, a visiting committee of educators from the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges assessed all aspects of the ASP program and learning climate using 36 standards of excellence and over 150 descriptors of program expectations.  

In the fall of 2014 ASP received a ten-year reaccreditation from both the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools (CIS). Accreditation is central to confirming the quality of the ASP educational program with particular emphasis on the curriculum, teaching practices and climate for learning. 

ASP's Accreditation History

The American School of Paris was first accredited in 1959 by the Middles States Association of Schools and Colleges. With the advent of the next accreditation cycle (1965), our school committed to dual accreditation by both the European Council of International Schools (now CIS) and MSA.

The school has historically received a full accreditation term after completing the self-study and external visitation.

The process 

Accreditation involves a preliminary visit from a representative from each agency, a self-study undertaken by the entire school community, and a full visit and reports from a team of educators whose areas of expertise cover the full range of a school’s activities.  The final report includes both commendations for work which meets or exceeds standards and recommendations for improvement for those areas found below standards.  This is in turn validated by each of the agencies.  The process is then followed up with a two-year report on the recommendations, a five year shorter self-study reporting on progress made, and a visit from a representative from each agency.




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