The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) was established in 1887 and is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, peer-administered organization. MSA provides leadership in developing and recognizing quality in education for its member schools throughout the United States and in more than 90 countries outside the United States.

The Middle States Association has three accrediting commissions*:
  • The commission on Higher Education [dba as Mid-Atlantic Region Commission on Higher Education (MARCHE)] serves academic, degree-granting institutions and evaluates and accredits post-secondary institutions and programs;
  • The Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) evaluates and accredits institutions providing middle and/or secondary education, including vocational-technical schools that offer non-degree-granting post-secondary programs; and
  • The Commission on Elementary Schools (MSA-CES) serves institutions that provide middle, elementary, and early age education.
  • Together, the elementary and secondary Commissions – operating as the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools – serve institutions providing early age through grade 12 or 13 education or any combination of grade levels served by the Commissions.
*From the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Standards for Accreditation for Schools 2014

Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.