The International American School of Warsaw (IAS) holds accreditation from three distinct governing bodies – the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Cognia (American Diploma), and the Polish Ministry of Education (MEN). This allows us to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of each organization and create a curriculum that is consistent across all levels of education, from elementary to high school.
At the high school level, IAS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP). This program is specifically designed to challenge students and prepare them for success in their future academic and professional pursuits. Meanwhile, our elementary and middle schools are carefully crafted to align with the IBO standards, setting a strong foundation for students as they progress through their education. The American Diploma is offered on all levels from preKG till Grade 12 at IAS.
By combining the resources of these three governing bodies, IAS is able to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education that prepares students for success both now and in the future.
International Baccalaureate Organization
The International Baccalaureate is an internationally acclaimed pre-university diploma program. The IB is designed to provide students with a very broad knowledge base and the best possible skills with which to enter university. As such, it is a very rigorous and demanding program for which pupils have to prove that they are successful in different academic disciplines.
Cognia is a non-profit, globally recognized accreditation organization that focuses on improving student learning and advancing educational quality. It provides accreditation to schools, districts, and educational institutions worldwide, and helps ensure that they meet high standards for academic quality, student achievement, and effective operations. Cognia uses a rigorous process to evaluate schools and districts, and its accreditation is a respected and valuable recognition of excellence in education. By obtaining Cognia accreditation, schools demonstrate their commitment to providing a high-quality education to their students, and it is a symbol of their commitment to continuous improvement.
Polish ministry of education
The Ministry of Education oversees “education and upbringing” within Poland and was created by the transformation of the Ministry of Education and Science. Its inspectors oversee issues related to preschool education, general secondary education, special and vocational education, external examinations, extracurricular programs and instructional strategies. Given this accreditation, IAS is authorized to conduct state exams in the 3rd and 6th grades organized by the Regional Examination Commission. Polish students also have the possibility to take and pass their high school exam, the “Polska Matura”.
AS is an official SAT testing center, providing examinations for students who are interested in attending university in the United States (SAT scores are a requirement for students in the U.S.).