Manado Independent School (MIS), formerly known as Manado International School, is a private Christian institution that provides quality education from ECP to Senior High School (Grade 12). MIS is the first school in the region recognized for its global educational standard and granted with the international school license by the National Education Department. All sections of MIS are accredited by the Badan Akreditasi Sekolah National of Indonesia, with an "A" (excellent) classification. The modification of the school name is based on the requirement of the National Education Department Decree no. 31, 2014. The decree requires all international schools to have a collaborative system of education (SPK - Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) with reputable learning institutions abroad to augment their existing status and academic program. Thus, MIS with the ID 342 is officially affiliated or has a direct collaborative partnership with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) formerly known as Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
MIS is one of the few schools granted the license and permit for all sections by the Ministry of National Education as a school with a collaborative system of education (SPK).