The International School of Trieste has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) since 1990. The accreditation process is one of certifying a school's level of commitment to providing an education of the highest quality for its students. As part of the process, an external commission of qualified educators is charged with  visiting IST every seven years to verify that every aspect of our school's functioning, from the instruction in the classrooms to the structural safety of the building itself.