Accreditation

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Comunidad de Madrid

Aquinas American School is an authorized school by the Comunidad de Madrid with the school code 28074505.
AAS students can access Spanish universities and colleges:

  • With a High School Diploma, validating the last two courses. No exam is required. Or,
  • With the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and no other requirements

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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

In accordance with Spanish legislation, American Schools in Spain must be accredited by one of the 4 regional accrediting organizations  in the US.

AAS is a  member in good standing of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, under which it is fully accredited. www.msa-cess.org

For more information on accreditation go to:

http://www.msa-cess.org/RelId/606525/ISvars/default/What_is_Accreditation.htm

As an MSA accredited School, Aquinas is recognized as an american school by the US Embassy in Spain:

http://madrid.usembassy.gov/education/education/schools.html

 

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National Catholic Educational Association

Aquinas American School is full member of NCEA NCEA is an American voluntary association of educators and institutions. NCEA, based in Washington DC, is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 200,000 Catholic educators serving 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities.

 

 

 


Mediterranean Association of International Schools

The Mediterranean Association of International Schools is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its Member schools. It promotes the professional development of Faculty, Administrators, and School Board Members, effects communication and interchange, and creates international understanding. MAIS serves as a liaison between its 33 Member Schools, host country schools, Associate Member organizations and other regional, professional, and in-service organizations. Presently, MAIS is composed of schools in Spain, Italy, Portugal-France, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Cyprus.

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International Baccalaureate

AAS is an IB World School, authorized to offer the Diploma Program (grades 11 and 12)

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

For more information about the IB organization go to:  www.ibo.org

For more information about the Diploma Program at AAS go to:

www.aquinas-american-school.es/IB