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)

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. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, which works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. WASC extends its services to over 5,200 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, and works with 20 associations in joint accreditation processes, including CIS and the IB.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that CAIS is now accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CAIS is the 18th school in China to be authorized for three IB programs (PYP, MYP, DP) and have CIS and WASC accreditation.

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. 

Regional Affiliations




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