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Since 2008 the American International School - Chennai has been accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). AISC has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Association since 2007. 

Accreditation is an indication that the school meets the standards of these organizations and is a significant measure of quality.  Accreditation by recognized U.S. agencies such as CIS and MSA are helpful in gaining university admission in the U.S and around the world.  AISC was granted a 10 year re-accreditations, without stipulations, during the 2013-2014 school year from both the CIS and MSA. 


The Council of International Schools is a premier organization in International Education for the accreditation of schools and Best Practice development. CIS is a not-for-profit organization of the worldwide international educational community comprising over 600 member schools and 450 colleges/universities.  The central purpose of CIS is to enable member organizations to achieve and deliver the highest standards in International Education and continually improve the outcome of student learning.



The Middle States Association is an organization of educational institutions committed to excellence in all levels across the continuum of education, whose purposes are to encourage, advance, assist and sustain the quality and integrity of education. In order to achieve these purposes the Association has established appropriate criteria and levels of educational excellence and effectiveness, and works with other organizations, agencies, and institutions to achieve cooperation and coordination between and among schools, colleges and universities.       


AISC is authorized as an IB World School, offering the full IB Diploma Program.  The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a pre-university course of study aimed at the education of the whole person and designed for students in their last two years of secondary school. The IB Diploma curriculum can be administered in any country and is recognized by universities in every country.

The IB Organization (IBO) is an international, non-governmental organization founded under Swiss law. It is governed by a Director General, who is elected by a 30-member council representing governments, IB school heads, and private individuals. Besides the main office in Europe, there are regional offices in the United States, Europe, South America, and South East Asia. The working languages of IB are English, French and Spanish. AISC is part of the Asia and the Pacific (IBAP) region of the IBO.