CTY first earned accreditation in 2004, through the Middle States Asssociation of Colleges and Schools (MSA). MSA is a voluntary, non-profit organization committed to excellence in education, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a "reliable authority as to the quality of education."

Educational institutions seek accreditation to obtain an impartial, third party validation that the institution meets challenging standards of quality, and that it has planning processes in place to continually improve. After an interim evaluation visit, CTY's accreditation was renewed in 2009 for five years.

Keep up to date with CTY's current 2014 re-accreditation process here.