ECIS is a global association of international schools founded in 1965. It is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education. ECIS leads in addressing significant current and future educational and global issues in support of its membership. It is registered in the USA and United Kingdom but administered by staff in the United Kingdom.

ECIS provides professional development for international educators, including conferences, workshops, online learning, the International Teacher Certificate, the Sustainable International School Governance Program, the International Leadership and Management Program and consultancy services. A program of evaluation developed to benchmark international schools against quality international practices and achieve top levels of performance has been developed and from opening in 2015 Al Shomoukh International School will participate in this process as accredited status will demonstrate and confirm our school's dedication to quality international education.

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