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.

Here you will find a variety of valuable information provided to better prepare you for elementary and middle school accreditation. We have included materials to familiarize you with the new accreditation process to be used by elementary, middle, and high schools which will host Decennial Accreditation Visits beginning in 2020. Also included are materials to guide you through the new 2020 CPS Standards, the 2014 CPEMS Standards, the Self-Study, and the Visit phases of the Accreditation Cycle.

Read an overview of public elementary/middle school accreditation


A continuous cycle of improvement, growth, and partnership.


The foundation of the Accreditation process.