Cognia Accreditation


Cognia, previously known as AdvancEd is the largest education improvement organization in the world and serves more than 36,000 schools in the United States and 85 countries. Cognia is a non-profit organization intentionally laser-focused on schools' improvement. 

Cognia's professional teams conduct rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Accreditation is an important reassurance of quality. Cognia's performance standards leverage schools to achieve measurable, meaningful improvement. We encourage parents to ask about our accreditation process, and how often they occur.

ISPS maintains its accreditation cycles with all authorization organizations. The school is fully accredited by Cognia. This accreditation compels a school to commit to a programme of continuous improvement. The accreditation process works through a five-year cycle involving three inspections by trained external evaluators and extensive documentation of all school processes, from curriculum to safety to finances, which is externally assessed against Cognia standards.

The Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization ( This involves the initial authorization process (similar to the accreditation process) in each programme and regular (five year) evaluations.

Additionally, ISPS is registered with the Ministry of Education in Trinidad & Tobago.




An American based accreditation organization, previously known as AdvancEd, that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Cognia serves over 85 countries and is dedicated to advancing the quality of education for students worldwide. 

International School Baccalaureate Organization

Our school is an IB World School member. We offer the Primary Years Program (PYP) in grades Pre-K to 5 and the Middle Years Program (MYP) in grades 6 to 10. The IB Program is an academically challenging program that emphasize learning how to learn, helping students interact effectively with the learning environments they encounter and encouraging them to value learning as an essential and integral part of their everyday lives.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

SACS is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This agency accredits over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States.



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