Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools Accreditation

Accreditation at Saint Peter the Apostle School

St. Peter the Apostle School has been fully accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary Schools since 1980.  The purpose of accreditation is to validate that the school meets essential standards for providing an excellent education, with sound administrative practices, and a focus on continuous improvement.  Accreditation is renewed periodically through a process of self-study.  After the self-study is completed, impartial educational peers from outside of the school visit the school and recommend that it be re-accredited based on their observations, interviews with students, parents, and stakeholders, and evidence provided by the school.

St. Peter the Apostle School completed its most recent self-study and re-accreditation visit in March 2023 and was recommended for re-accreditation.

More about Middle States Accreditation

"Excellence by Design is a self-study and accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for establishing objectives for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school's capacity to effect that growth.  In addition the protocol provides for a continuous review of programs and services and of the results of student performance.  It also enables diverse constitutent groups to participate in charting the future of the institution." -

The key areas that are evaluated during the self-study and re-accreditation process are:

Mission, Governance and Leadership, School Improvement Planning, Finances, Facilities, School Organization and Staff, Health and Safety Educational Program, Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning, Student Services, Student Life and Activities, Information Resources

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