In addition to aligning with AISNE Standards of Accreditation, AISNE-accredited schools must have:

  • A clear statement of mission and philosophy
  • Three or more consecutive grades in kindergarten through grade 9 or equivalent
  • Incorporation as a not-for-profit organization as attested by federal and state records
  • A non-discrimination statement as required by law
  • An appropriately constituted and substantially independent governing board, in accordance with the by-laws of the corporation
  • Policies and procedures to ensure that any perceived or actual conflicts of interest for board members are disclosed and managed appropriately
  • Annual financial audit, performed by an independent certified public accountant, that demonstrates adequate financial resources to carry out its mission

Resources

AISNE Eligibility Criteria and Accreditation Standards

AISNE School Accreditation Handbook


I have always believed the accreditation process is essential for schools that want to continue to better serve their students. From the writing of the self-study to the input from the visiting team, the process has helped our school to be able to celebrate our many strengths and consider opportunities for improvement. Our school is a better school because of AISNE accreditation.

– AISNE Member Head of School


Contact Us

Elementary and middle schools interested in accreditation by AISNE should contact Accreditation Director, Sara Wilson.