St. Joseph Regional Catholic School
What is NEASC?
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accreditation is a system of accountability that is ongoing, voluntary, and comprehensive in scope. It is based on a rigorous set of Standards which define the characteristics of high quality, effective learning communities and encompass all aspects of a school, center, or institution’s operation. In accordance with the independent, voluntary nature of accreditation, the Standards are developed and reviewed periodically by the NEASC Commissions and the membership in order to remain in alignment with current research, best practices, and pertinent governmental regulations (in the US and abroad). It does not compare or ranks schools, but rather respects differences in institutional populations, missions, and cultures, and fosters institutional growth grounded in the experience and expertise of practicing educators. Click here to know more about the NEASC accreditation process.
What does that mean for St. Joe’s?
The award of Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges indicates that St. Joseph Regional Catholic School has conducted a rigorous, comprehensive self-assessment of its learning community as a whole and has hosted a Visiting Team of peer reviewers to evaluate and validate its alignment with the Standards for Accreditation in terms of its own stated educational goals. The NEASC Accreditation process encourages school improvement and transformation through continuous Self-Reflection and future planning.