Accreditation is the confirmation, from an external organisation that a school provides a quality of education that the international community has a right to expect and one that the education world endorses. Accreditation is a means of showing confidence in a school’s performance and is therefore seen by St. John’s as a very important aspect and focus for the school.
St. John’s International School is fully accredited by three organisations: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. We were one of the first schools in the world to receive PYP and DP accreditation with an over 40-year history of the IB Programme. We achieved in 2019 accreditation to deliver the IB MYP (Middle Years Programme) and are now very proud to be recognised as an all-through IB World School.
Accreditation shows that:
• the school is aligned to its mission
• the school knows itself. It has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and the community
• the school is student-orientated
• the school accepts objective assessment. It is prepared to open its doors periodically to regular evaluation by the school community and by external independent evaluators
• the school is constantly seeking to improve its performance in curricular and other areas
• the school plans for the future.