EB is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, a non-profit organization of approximately 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. CAIS sets standards of academic quality and ethical conduct, provides for the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees, and promotes ethnic and socio-economic diversity.


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria.


EB is accredited by the Ministère de l’Education Nationale (French Ministry of Education) which certifies that we follow the French national curriculum, that our French-program teachers hold credentials appropriate to their program and grade level, and that EB students can transfer to any French school worldwide.



EB is partner with the Mission Laïque Française(MLF), a French non-profit organization established in 1907 which runs a network of 119 French international schools around the world. This organization helps EB offer top quality professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.


The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents approximately 1,700 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad. NAIS provides resources in the form of principles of good governance, benchmarking information, and professional development for school leadership.

The Agence pour l’Enseignement du Français à l’Etranger (AEFE) is a network of 488 primary, middle and high schools in 130 countries offering programs that meet the standards of the French Ministry of Education, ensuring on-grade transfers to French-affiliated schools worldwide. AEFE member schools embrace the universal values of tolerance, humanism, equal opportunity, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking.


The Association of the French Schools in North America (AFSA) is a membership organization of over 50 elementary and secondary schools in the United States and Canada, all of which are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education.


East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA) is an alliance of over 40 East Bay independent K-8 schools.


EB is an excellent school in energy conservation and environmental education and received the Green Ribbon Silver Award from the California Department of Education.


The Playworks brings the power of play to about 900 schools across the country with a mission to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.



Independent School Business Officers Association

Cal-ISBOA provides recommendations for good practices and benchmarking resources for the financial management of independent schools in California.


EB has been a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit since its founding in 1977. Tax ID: 94 242 7286.