The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary Schools awarded re-accreditation to Bishop Leonard-Saint Mary of the Mount Academy. The school has been accredited since 2006.
The school earned accreditation by completing an intensive evaluation process culminating in a multi-day visit to the schools by a volunteer team of regional educators appointed by Middle States.
During the visit, the Middle States team met with and interviewed members of the school communities including teachers, students, parents and administrators, as well as representatives of the governing boards. Team members toured the facilities, studied plans for school improvement and documentation related to the schools' operation and student performance and observed classrooms.
Bishop Leonard-Saint Mary of the Mount Academy joins a network of more than 3,600 schools accredited by the Middle States Association in the mid-Atlantic region and in more than 80 countries around the world. Middle States accreditation is recognized around the world as an indication of educational quality.
To become an accredited member in the Middle States Association, a school must meet the association's rigorous standards, undertake a comprehensive year-long self-study and host an onsite visit by a team of regional educational professionals.