Saint James School is pursuing an accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Click here to view their website. This is a voluntary two year process where everyone will work on the self study to see how Saint James can become even better than it already is. There is a great article about this in the Biddeford Saco OOB Journal. Click here to view the article.
The first part of the process was to look at our mission statement and see if it fits the school. Here is the mission statement that was written by staff and approved at our Catholic Education Board meeting which truly reflects why we are all here at Saint James School.
Saint James is a Catholic parochial school committed to fostering spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in a S.A.F.E.* and collaborative environment while empowering students to be creative, to think critically, to act responsibly, and to serve with integrity.
An anonymous survey was created that gave teachers, parents and alumni the opportunity to give their impressions of the school. Students, staff and parents were all sent surveys and the information gleaned from these surveys will help us to make this school even better.
Teachers have been working at every early dismissal looking at the curriculum and how it relates to the standards and indicators of NEASC. Those notes will be used to write our self study. We are now writing the self-study during the 2016-2017 school year and we are planning for our accredidation visit in the fall of 2017.
Please contact Mrs. Naimey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be on one of the committees for NEASC.