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WIS is an ‘accredited’ school.  What does that mean? It means that we meet a long list of rigorous standards of quality and that this has been confirmed by an exhaustive on-site visit by representatives of an authorised accrediting agency.


We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  Both are not-for-profit entities that exist to support schools such as WIS. WIS is also a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and is supported by the United States Office of Overseas Schools. 

WIS has been an International Baccalaureate World School since the 1990s. We offer the IB Primary Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme and we are presently a candidate school for offering the IB Middle Years Programme*.


Accreditation must be renewed every few years. A key element of the NEASC accreditation protocol is ACE. 


You can learn more about NEASC ACE in the short video linked below.

Windhoek International School is a Candidate School** for the MYP. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Windhoek International School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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