The OPEC (Office of the Private Education Commission) in Thailand has been installed and administrated according to the “Private School Act” by the Thai Ministry of Education. Among others, tasks of the OPEC include quality assurance and the funding and subsidizing of private education. In the framework of “Sor Chor,” OPEC accredits the standard of private schools. As an international school with a private supporting organization, CDSC is examined on a regular basis by OPEC as well.
In accordance with the Thai education law, the ONESQA (Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment) was installed in 2000. The ONESQA conducts the “Sor Mor Sor”—an inspection which is mandatory for all schools in Thailand—on a regular basis. Thus, CDSC is inspected and accredited regularly by Thai authorities.
ISAT, founded in 1994, is an association of international schools in Thailand. One of the main tasks of the ISAT is to establish and maintain a connection between its member schools and the Thai Education Ministry. Principals of member schools in Chiang Mai, including CDSC, meet once a month.
The Chiang Mai Circle of International School Heads is an association of the seven international schools in Chiang Mai, including the CDSC. The goal of this association is to encourage diversity in educational experience and to facilitate greater opportunities for student learning experiences through jointly organized events (e.g., sports events). Principals of participating schools meet once a month.
The ISCC (International Schools Circle of Chiang Mai) is another association of the international schools in Chiang Mai, including the CDSC and two international schools in Chiang Rai. In order to promote their cooperation, the Thai administrations of the participating schools meet once a month.