The Rosarian Academy is now an accredited member of Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). To earn accreditation, Rosarian complied with quality standards, was evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance in accordance with the school’s mission.
A team representing SAIS conducted an on-site visit in April to review Rosarian’s self-study and standards compliance and its adherence to its mission. The team was composed of diverse educational leaders from some of the finest institutions in the southeast. The visiting team sought the answers to critical questions the school asked of itself.
SAIS accredited member schools are part of an international network of accredited schools that have demonstrated success in educating children. SAIS accreditation is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of quality in education for students and teachers.
“SAIS accreditation aligns the Rosarian Academy with the top-tier institutions in the country,” Head of School Stephen Rubenacker said. “By receiving it, we have been affirmed as one of those schools. In addition, this opens countless opportunities for professional development, peer mentoring and collaboration with other similarly achieving schools in our cohort. The extensive process gives us a road map for self-improvement while strengthening our identity as a Catholic, independent school.”
In today’s world of accountability in education, accreditation serves as a critical component of a school’s demonstrated effectiveness and ability to provide successful schooling for children. A school that is able to achieve accreditation demonstrates a commitment to a process that requires the school to meet a set of rigorous standards and engage in a program of continuous school improvement. SAIS accreditation provides schools access to an integrated network of services and technical assistance that supports every school’s ability to identify and meet its goals for improving the teaching and learning process and mission-focused outcomes for students.
The Rosarian Academy is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call (561) 832-5131.