Accreditation and Affiliation


NIVA International School has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is recognized by the Thai Ministry of Education.


NIVA is Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has been recognized as a school that maintains excellent quality by the OPEC of MOE, Thailand.

Accreditation is important as it assures that a school has achieved and maintains a high educational standard comparable with other established and recognized institutions around the world.

The accreditation process is a rigorous one that involves all members of the school community: the students, teachers, staff, administrators, board members, parents, and the private and public sector members of the wider school community.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.

The accrediting activities of WASC are conducted by the three Commissions, listed below. Each Commission works with a different segment of education.


International Schools Association of Thailand 

The International Schools Association of Thailand was established in 1994. Its principal purpose is to act as a link between international schools which are members of ISAT on the one hand and the Ministry of Education, in particular the Office of the Private Education Commission, on the other.

During the past year, ISAT has been extensively involved with the Department of Export Promotion in the joint marketing of international education both in Thailand and overseas.

The issues of new education legislation and educational reforms have also featured high on the agenda over the past year. ISAT has lent its support to this process through assistance in in-service training by arranging placement for Thai teachers and administrators in international schools where they are able to observe modern approaches to teaching and learning first hand.

In addition to disseminating information to its members on educational issues both at home and overseas, its regular meetings provide a forum for discussion, debate and the exchange of views and information. The organization of in-service training courses, particularly in the fields of cross-cultural management and Thai language teaching, also features highly on the list of ISAT’s priorities.

The promotion of Thai language and culture in international schools and support for charitable causes are other major aims of the Association as is support for culture and sporting links
between international schools in Thailand and abroad and between international schools and Thai educational institutions.


Athletic Association International Schools

The Athletic Association International Schools (ISAA) is an athletic conference consisting of international schools in and around the greater Bangkok area. Competition is arranged between member schools on the Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School, and Elementary School levels.


The office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization)


As stipulated in Section 81 of the 1997 Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, a national education law is required; hence the drafting of the 1999 National Education Act, which became effective on August 20, 1999. Chapter 6 of the Act on Education Standards and Quality Assurance mandates establishment of the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), enjoying the status of a public organization. The announcement for establishment of ONESQA was subsequently published in the Government Gazette, Vol 117, Section 99A on November 3, 2000. The Office therefore became operational on the following day.


The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.