What is CIS?

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education.

The CIS community includes more than 1300 schools and universities, representing 123 countries.

"As a leader in the field of school evaluation and accreditation worldwide, CIS provides a unique international accreditation with a focus on the development of students as global citizens. The quality and rigour of CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as demonstration of a school’s commitment to high quality international education and as a mark of quality assurance.”

EIS is an accredited school

EIS Moscow – both South-West and West campuses – is honoured to be accredited by CIS this academic year. This is a significant achievement! It is a mark of recognition held by schools around the world that recognises high quality standards in international education. EIS is one of only 3 CIS accredited international schools in Russia!

This is what CIS had to say about EIS Moscow:

Overall, the essence of the three simple words in the mission statement 'Safe, happy, and challenged' ring loud and clear at EISM. From everything the team observed, heard, and examined, it is obvious that the school is living these three attributes in every aspect of school life. The camaraderie among colleagues, the connection and respect among and between all stakeholders, the drive to challenges and to rise to the challenges, the promotion of a supportive and positive environment for pupils’ learning and well-being, and the strong endorsement by everyone in the school community of what EISM represents speaks volumes. Those three simple words say it all.

What are the benefits of sending your child to a CIS accredited school?

CIS accreditation shows that the school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to continuous improvement. The award of accreditation shows that the school:

  • is devoted to its mission and vision for students;
  • has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and community;
  • invests the time and resources for validation from a globally-recognized accreditation authority;
  • focuses on the quality of teaching, student learning, as well as student safeguarding and well-being;
  • is committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship;
  • has a philosophy of education suitable for its students;
  • promises only what it can deliver;
  • is open to regular evaluation by its own school community and peer evaluators;
  • constantly seeks improvement in all areas of the school;
  • plans strategically for the future.

Higher education institutions recognize that a CIS accredited school meets globally-recognized standards and promotes the values and skills that they are seeking in students. CIS International Accreditation is recognized by various government and non-government agencies in several countries.

Over 500 of the top universities in the world are part of the CIS membership community. They recognize and value the mark of CIS International Accreditation, targeting students who graduate from CIS accredited schools for admission to their institutions. This verifies CIS International Accreditation as a mark of high quality, and therefore, endorses the quality and rigor of international education provided to student graduates of CIS accredited schools.