Council of International Schools (CIS) Award of International Accreditation – important

20 November 2017
Dear Parents,
I am delighted to share with you that the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) has been officially re-accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is the first school worldwide to receive the enhanced International Accreditation, with its much more demanding standards. 
The school received the highest standard of accreditation rating possible, meaning that no significant nor urgent problems or issues were identified. The school was described as “meticulous” in its planning of the self-study and in producing a report that “exceeded the parameters of the CIS requirements”. 
The school was rated as ‘met’ or ‘exceeded’ for every single international accreditation standard, with no fewer than 31 of these standards rated as exceeded or at further aspirational level for the Team Evaluation stage.
There were 53 commendations throughout the school, with no fewer than 18 of these identified as major commendations
There were 29 recommendations throughout the school, with just 7 of these identified as major recommendations. In the vast majority of these cases, the school, through the self-study process, had already identified the issue as an area for development and these will now be reviewed as part of our action and strategic planning processes, as appropriate.
I think that the overall outcome from the Team Evaluation Visit can best be summed up by the following Major Commendation, which really says it all. CIS commends “The ABS community for creating an outstanding “whole-school climate” and a highly positive learning community, which fully reflects the Guiding Statements”.
I would like to thank and congratulate all students, staff, parents and distinguished members of the Board of Trustees, particularly HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, for making possible this exceptionally positive outcome.
With all good wishes,
Stuart Bryan