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The Commission on Independent Schools, one of four Commissions of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, accredits a wide range of private schools in the six states of New England. Schools served include traditional boarding and day preparatory schools, private elementary schools, schools serving students with special needs, and religiously affiliated schools of many faiths.

Currently the Commission works with over 600 schools in various stages of the accreditation process. Each of these schools is accredited using the same protocols and materials assuring that the school is faithful to its mission, conducts its programs appropriately to meet its goals and fulfills the Standards of Accreditation established by the Commission on Independent Schools.