Montessori School of Shanghai Receives Gold Standard in Accreditation

The Middle States Association Commission (MSA) has awarded accreditation to the Montessori School of Shanghai (MSS).  MSA is recognized as the gold standard for measuring and advancing school improvement.   The Montessori School of Shanghai is the only school in Shanghai to hold accreditation by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Middle States Association (MSA).


The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States Association has helped school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,700 accredited schools and school systems in USA and nearly 100 countries, MSA-CESS is recognized for its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century.

“The accreditation process examines schools in a holistic way, supplementing student testing data to provide a more complete measure of performance and chart a strategic and realistic course for continuous school improvement,” said Henry G. Cram, E.D., president of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. “At the Middle States Association, we look at the whole school – not just academic achievement – because we realize that improving outcomes requires a comprehensive approach, and the Montessori School of Shanghai meets these standards.”

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Middle States Association for the achievements of our students, teachers and parents,” said Marsha Stencel, Director, Strategic Initiatives.  “Accreditation is a valuable measure of our commitment to provide current and future students meaningful life-long educational experiences that prepares them for a world of opportunities.   We are preparing the next generation of leaders for a global society. The Montessori School of Shanghai is proud to accept these accreditations with a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of Montessori education our families deserve.