Accreditation and Affiliations

International Baccalaureate

IB World School

The American School of Milan is an International Bacclaureate (IB) World School authorized to teach the IB Diploma Program (grades 11-12). The American School of Milan has been an IB World School since June 1983.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

The American School of Milan is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA.

In 2010, the American School of Milan completed a Self Study of all aspects of our school. We followed a protocol and the standards put forth by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), an organization that guides and oversees the process. A visiting team was sent to our school to review and critique our study. In all areas we met their criteria. We also gained a prestigious International Credential, a very special appointment awarded to exemplary international schools.

Objectives for teaching and learning are a large part of this process. These, and other areas of the accreditation self-study, are included in the ASM Strategic Plan. Yearly progress summaries are sent to the MSA offices as well.

We continue to monitor our progress as we prepare an updated self-study and plan for growth and improvement this school year. In April, 2016, visiting members of MSA will visit our school to give feedback and award accreditation status.

Mediterranean Association of International Schools

MAIS MemberASM is a member of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS).

MAIS 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.

For more information visit the MAIS website:

European Council of International Schools

ASM is a member of ECIS. ECIS is the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of international education. For more information visit:



WIDA Member School

WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

Association for the Advancement of International Education

As a global community that connects diverse people, ideas, and resources, AAIE helps international educators lead with vision, wisdom and integrity.

AAIE Member School