Saint Andrew Catholic School Earns AdvancED Accreditation
Newtown, PA – August 6, 2018
Principal Nancy K. Matteo announced today that Saint Andrew Catholic School earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). The three listed regional agencies are accreditation divisions of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission Meeting held on June 18, 2018.
AdvancED provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet AdvancED’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on faith formation, raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators, “ stated Principal Nancy Matteo.
AdvancED accreditation is recognized across state lines, which assures students and parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, stated, “Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Saint Andrew Catholic School is to be commended for engaging in the process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org.
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).