The school became an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in April 2012. The school is currently the only accredited school in Zhejiang Province to teach the IB Primary Year Program (PYP) to students aged 2-11 years of age. The school is also accredited to teach the IB Diploma Program to students aged 16-18 years of age. In the near future, the school will seek accreditation of the Middle Year Program (MYP) making it a three-program school.

In 2015, having received a new license from the educational department, we became Ningbo Huamao International School (NBHIS). In 2015 also, NBHIS gained entry into the Round Square (RS) Conference of Schools. The RS assists the school in offering a holistic education that builds persistence, resilience and an international mindset that focuses on helping others. Students in RS schools can go on exchange to over 150 schools around the world, attend RS conferences with like-minded students and be involved in service projects. The pillars of the RS are Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service (IDEALS) and are embedded into every aspect of school life. Other associations and accreditations the school is seeking include: Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Baccalaureate Schools (ACMIBS), and The Council of International Schools (CIS).