87.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesV.I. Montessori School Gains Accreditation

V.I. Montessori School Gains Accreditation

May 19, 2006 – The Virgin Islands Montessori School announced that it has been awarded accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for grades PK – 9.
Dr. Patricia Kelly-Stiles, chair of the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools, announced the award.
School administrator Shournagh McWeeney said, "We are elated to receive this news just before the end of the school year. It is a true testament to Dr. Maria Montessori's work, started almost 100 years ago, that her dynamic approach to learning does indeed produce highly educated and successful students."
Middles States accreditation signifies that V.I. Montessori School has engaged in developing self-knowledge, has hosted an evaluation team and has created an on-going strategic plan to continue improving the school.
Accreditation also demonstrates that the school has met Middle States standards that reflect current research and practices throughout the education profession.
Middle States accreditation is recognized as an indication of trustworthiness, educational quality and a commitment to ongoing school improvement.
V.I. Montessori School is a private nonprofit school that began in 1964 with 12 students. It now offers education to more than 240 students from toddlers to upper school students.
The school recently announced that it was adopting the international baccalaureate program for its upper school for the 2006-07 school year.

Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

UPCOMING EVENTS