Welcome to CPEMS!

The Committee on Public Elementary and Middle Schools (CPEMS), one of the three branches of the NEASC Commission on Public Schools, is dedicated to assisting elementary and middle schools in New England achieve educational excellence through accreditation.

Please note that going forward, public elementary and middle schools will use the same accreditation process, Standards, and application for evaluation as high schools. This vertical alignment can help schools and districts create a stronger Vision for Learning for a student's journey from kindergarten through graduation.

Schools hosting Accreditation Teams through the end of 2019 will continue to use the 2011 CPSS Standards and the 2014 CPEMS Standards and associated processes as appropriate.

Read an overview of public elementary/middle school accreditation

Standards

The foundation of the Accreditation process.