International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)

CAIS is authorized by the IBO to deliver three IB programmes, the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). The latest Three Programme Re-authorisation Visit from the IBO was in 2018 and the new five year re-authorisation was granted for all three IB programmes in 2019.


Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

CAIS is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). CAIS met the requirements for membership by meeting CIS membership criteria and following a site visit and a Membership Report.

CAIS is in the final stages of gaining joint Accreditation from CIS/WASC. The Pre-Evaluation Visit took place in early 2020. This was followed by a Report and the school community then was involved in a 12-18 month Self-Study process. Part 1 and Domain A was submitted to CIS in February 2022 and we received feedback in March 2022. The final Self-Study is being submitted to CIS in August 2022. Our CIS/WASC accreditation virtual  visit took place from October 15 to 21, 2022.(We are currently awaiting CIS’s and WASC’s decision regarding our accreditation status.)

To find out more about CIS and WASC and their Accreditation process and what it means for international schools please visit their websites.

CIS Accreditation Cycle

WASC Accreditation

In essence, CAIS aims to meet accepted international standards and norms relating to all aspects of the school. 


CAIS was re-authorized in 2019 by the IBO for the PYP, MYP and DP.

CAIS has been a CIS Member since 2020.

CAIS is applying simultaneously for WASC accreditation.