Council of International Schools Accreditation

Mercedes College has always maintained a strong commitment to fostering international understanding and awareness of others. We were the first Australian school to become an Associate Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), one of three Catholic schools nationally, the only Catholic School in South Australia and one of 425 schools world-wide who have been awarded accredited status.

CIS Accreditation drives continuous improvement at Mercedes, demonstrating our commitment to a high quality international education.  It also synchronises the IB Programme evaluation process of whole-school evaluation and accreditation.

CIS Accreditation confers an international recognition to stakeholders world-wide including prospective families, educational leaders and teachers, universities, embassies, other government departments and global companies and organisations.

Mercedes commenced the process towards CIS Membership in 2005 through a directed comprehensive self-study followed by rigorous evaluations by Visiting Teams.  The Accreditation is reviewed every five years with Mercedes about to embark on the next 10 year cycle of review – 8th Edition, to be undertaken in 2017.