Middle States accreditation

Matheny School teacher Peggy Zappulla holds the Middle States certification, while students and faculty members look on. Clockwise from lower left: student Deborah Eike, principal Sean Murphy, Zappulla, teacher Christina Carey and student Nicholas Barros.

The Matheny School has once again been recognized and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. The accreditation has been renewed for seven years—from December 1, 2013, to December 1, 2020.

The official approval means that Matheny has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of educational experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

The purpose of the MSA accreditation is “to forge a path to excellence to improve the educational opportunities for students worldwide.” The accreditation process “challenges schools and school systems to meet and exceed uniform world-class standards, while reflecting the distinctive cultures of their institutions and school communities.”