Accreditations, Authorizations and Memberships

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

MEF International School, Izmir campus is authorized to offer the Diploma Programme as of May 2022.

CIS (Council of International Schools)

CIS is a leader of school evaluation and accreditation worldwide. The agency provides a unique international accreditation with a focus on student learning and global citizenship.

The accreditation process drives a school’s continuous improvement, through:

  • rigorous evaluation against internationally-agreed standards
  • a blend of support and challenge, focused on a school’s development
  • a peer-based model that brings together international educators from across the world of CIS-Accredited schools. 

MEF IS – Izmir is currently a member of CIS and achieved accredited status in January 2019.

NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)

NEASC, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is a prestigious accreditation body. Accreditation by this agency aids in having our graduate’ diplomas recognized when students apply for American Universities.

The NEASC accreditation process encourages school improvement through a process of continuous Self-Reflection and peer review. The award of NEASC accredited status indicates that the member school has achieved high standards of professional performance and is committed to continuing growth and development.

MEF IS – Izmir is currently a member of NEASC and achieved accredited status in January 2019.

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)

Cambridge Assessment International Education offers international qualifications that are recognized by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. The Cambridge curriculum helps students develop a passion for lifelong learning with a well balanced course selection that encourages students to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.

MEF IS – Izmir has been authorized since 2007.