Middle States Accreditation


During the 2014-15 and the 2015-2016 academic years, Saint Basil Academy has been undergoing the self- study and visitation process required for re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We are using the Excellence by Design Protocol.
Excellence by Design (EBD) is an accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth. The protocol, developed by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA‐CESS), links various planning and school growth and improvement efforts. Excellence by Design leads the school to establish objectives for improving student performance and organizational capacity based on its vision of a preferred future for its students. Therefore, Excellence by Design is a future‐oriented and visionary process. In addition, the protocol provides for a continuous review of programs and services and of the results of student performance. It also allows diverse constituent groups to participate in charting the future of the institution.
A Middle States Association Visitation Team is expected to spend November 16, 2015 through November 19, 2015 at the Academy for this undertaking.