Overview of accredited schools
Schools offering the European Baccalaureate programme
There are 2 types of school that can offer the European Baccalaureate programme (EB):
- European Schools; and
- other accredited schools.
The European Schools were set up by the EB Board (Board of Governors of the European Schools). The EB Board manages and funds these schools. All European Schools are subject to the supervision of the Board of Inspectors. This board is made up of 2 inspectors from each member state (one for primary education and one for secondary). For the Netherlands, these inspectors are from the Education Inspectorate. The Board of Inspectors and the school management ensure the quality of the European Baccalaureate. For more information, see: Quality Assurance and Development in the European Schools.
Other accredited schools
The other accredited schools are secondary schools which were not set up by the EB Board. They can, however, offer the official EB programme and award the EB diploma.
Checking the accreditation of EB schools
To evaluate a European Baccalaureate Certificate, we check the school’s . The Schola Europaea website contains overviews of accredited schools:
An organisation checks and assesses the quality of education. Usually the accreditation is valid for a certain period. In some countries, accreditation is compulsory, in others it is voluntary. The government of a country often appoints one or more organisations responsible for accrediting institutions and/or study programmes. In addition, there are also private accreditation organisations. We only mention and (in the case of diploma evaluations) consult accreditation organisations appointed by the government of that country. Read more about accreditation in the EAR manual.