Accreditations & Memberships

American School of Bahrain will seek accreditation from:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) accredits all of Esol Education’s U.S. curriculum schools. Recognized by the United States Department of Education, MSA is among the premier accrediting associations in the world and has been accrediting colleges and schools in the United States for over a century.  Esol Education and MSA have a 30-year relationship and MSA currently accredits eight Esol Education schools. 

Council of International Schools (CIS)

CIS is one of the world’s most widely recognized international accrediting organizations, defining  educational standards and helping member schools access new international educational practices, gain recognition for accomplishments, attract qualified staff, facilitate student connections with leading universities around the world, and provide a quality international education experience to students and parents.  


International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

ASB will offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12. Most of our sister schools in the Esol Education family are authorized IB World Schools, sharing a commitment to developing distinctive, high quality programs of international education. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as IB World Schools can offer any of its programs.

Esol Education schools have enjoyed a 30-year relationship with the IBO, with many teachers serving as IB trainers and examiners. The Esol Education schools have graduated more than 1,500 IB Diploma students. 

To learn more about Esol Education schools’ affiliations and memberships, please click here.


about us