St. John Paul II Regional School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission of Elementary Schools. Though not mandatory, we believe that accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and provides a strong endorsement for the value of a John Paul II education.
The accreditation process is a collaborative effort, beginning with a vision created by the school’s key stakeholders (faculty, administration, board members and members of the community) and ending with a five year written plan which charts goals and measures outcomes. Faculty and staff work above and beyond their regular responsibilities to complete a year long self-study in language arts, math and technology, then receive an evaluation and set of recommendations from a professional and impartial team. The result is a deliberate strategy for ongoing improvement in these areas.
Our school completed the MSA-CESS Evaluation Visit in April, 2018. The experience was one of significant professional growth for our entire school community. St. John Paul II Regional School was recommended for re-accreditation and has moved to the next step in the dynamic accreditation process. After a review of our self-study by members of MSA-CESS, re-accreditation will be announced in the Fall, 2018.
Special thanks goes to Mrs. Mary McKeown and Mrs. Cathy McBride who served as our Internal – Coordinators as well as their team members, Mrs. Kathy Considine, Mr. Matt Frankunas and Mrs. Terry Finnegan.