The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is a United States' regional accreditation association providing educational accreditation to US curriculum schools and colleges based within and outside the US. NEASC serves over 1500 public and/or private schools in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), plus international schools in more than 65 nations worldwide. NEASC Accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It is based on a rigorous set of standards that encompass all aspects of a school’s operation.
The Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association accredit early-childhood through post-secondary, non-degree granting public, private, faith-based educational institutions including special purpose schools, and learning services providers.
BSO accreditation means that GFS is officially recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) in the UK. The framework to meet these standards ensures that we are now recognised amongst the top schools in the world. It really is a very positive and honest report on our school with us achieving 5 Outstanding judgments and 3 Good judgments in the 8 main areas for BSO criteria.
International Baccalaureate Programme
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four high quality, challenging educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19. The IB programmes focus on fostering critical thinking and building problem-solving skills, while encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence. An IB education provides students distinct advantages as they enter a world where asking the right questions is as important as discovering answers.
Council of International Schools
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education. As a global non-profit membership organisation, CIS provides services to education institutions that share these ideals:
- a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
- a commitment to high quality international education.
To achieve this goal, their members must infuse their programmes and offerings with international and intercultural perspective so that students can move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. Primary and secondary school members must further commit to undertaking an ongoing external quality assurance process to enhance student learning.
Council of British International Schools
WIS is a certified COBIS member, recognising British International Schools of Global Quality.
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is also known as DofE, The Head of State Award, The President's Award Scheme, The International Award for Young People, and the Governor General's Youth Award. The Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.
eduCCate Global is a joint partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) setting a new International Benchmark when it comes to Climate Change Education delivering eduCCate Global Climate Change Accredited Teachers, ground-breaking initiatives and more.