Accreditation

St. Bartholomew Academy has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 2000.  Re-accreditation occurred in 2010 and the Academy is up for re-accreditation again in 2017.  

In the latest round of re-accreditation, the SBA community completed a self-study protocol called Excellence by Design. Upon completion of the self-study, the SBA Planning Team and faculty worked to determine three objectives for growth and improvement:

  1. By 2024, all students at St. Bartholomew Academy will show improvement in learning and achievement in number relationships, data, statistics and probability, geometry and spatial sense, problem solving and reasoning, and critical thinking as evidenced by teacher assessment, an increase of 5% in class averages, and a Mathematics score (National Percentile of the Mean Normal Curve Equivalent) of at least 80 in grades 2 - 8 in the Terra Nova assessment using baseline data from the 2015-2016 school year.
  2. By 2024, all students at St. Bartholomew Academy will show improvement in learning and achievement in Science as evidenced by teacher assessment, an increase of 5% in class averages, and a Science score (National Percentile of the Mean Normal Curve Equivalent) of at least 85 in grades 2 - 8 in the Terra Nova assessment using baseline data from the 2015-2016 school year.
  3. By 2024, the culture of St. Bartholomew Academy will be one in which planning aligns all aspects of the school - strategic, marketing, professional development, enrollment, finances, facilities, staffing, and curriculum - with the school’s mission, profile of a graduate, and statement of beliefs. This will allow for the development of leadership potential of the faculty and staff, and provide a map for the future of the Academy. Evidence of this culture of planning will include “living documents” showing evidence of collaboratively written plans that have been shared with all stakeholders of the school community.
These objectives have created the road map for growth and improvement over the next seven years.  The action plans to meet the objectives are included in the Excellence by Design document available from the Academy's main office.  Please contact the main office if you wish to read the self-study and plans for growth and improvement.

The SBA community welcomed the Middle States Visiting Team on Sunday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 for their evaluation visit.  During this time, the Visiting Team observed classrooms, interviewed administration, advisory board, faculty, students, and parents, and determined whether the 12 Standards for Organizational Capacity were being met.  The Team visit was a great success and we received very encouraging feedback!

The next step in the process is to tackle our action plans for growth and improvement!  We are currently putting together an implementation team and are seeking parents who may be interested in joining the team.  Here is a job description for implementation team members.