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Middle States Accreditation

Saint Francis de Sales School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools through May 1, 2018:

http://www.msa-cess.org/default.aspx?RelId=606553


At its inception, accreditation responded to the public demand for improved quality and greater accountability for schools serving society's needs. The U.S. Department of Education- describes approved accrediting organizations such as 
Middle States as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education.” Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement.
 
Profile of A Middle States-Accredited Institution:

  • Adheres to the Middle States Standards for Accreditation;
  • Uses its mission, beliefs, and goals as the basis for daily decision-making;
  • Operates in the public interest and in accordance with ethical practice;
  • Accepts responsibility for the level of performance of its students;
  • Remains committed to continuous improvement in student learning and to its capacity to produce the levels of learning desired and expected by its community;
  • Operates in a collegial and collaborative way with all of its stakeholders;
  • Sustains its focus on implementing recommendations, addressing monitoring issues and correcting stipulations that may be part of its notification of accreditation and
  • Fulfills its maintenance requirements to the Commission.
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