The Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, the premier American regional accreditation agency, is the leader in ensuring that all students in its region receive the highest quality of education and achieve at levels expected by society. Through its accreditation and school improvement services, Middle States recognizes excellence in educational quality, planning, and growth in student performance and provides the means to meet rigorous standards of educational quality.
Accreditation through Middle States is a process we voluntarily engage in every ten years. It requires us to take a step back, look at where we have been, where we are and where we wish to be as an organization. Accreditation is an improvement process and an accountability system. It is an ongoing process, not just a status.
St. Joseph School began the self-study process in 2014. Our Faculty and Administration completed an in-depth study, developed an action plan and set strategic goals for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth.
St. Joseph School hosted the Middle States visiting team as part of our re-accreditation evaluation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in April of 2015.
Click on the link below to view St. Joseph School’s Middle States Self-Study and Action Plan for Improvement, Excellence by Design.