Elementary (K-8) Accreditation

All the elementary schools within the Archdiocese of Washington are accredited by Cognia.

Elementary and Secondary Accreditation

All archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools within the Archdiocese of Washington are accredited by Cognia.

The Cognia accreditation process is recognized for its ability to effectively drive student performance, ensure mission effectiveness, and promote continuous improvement.  Annually, our Archdiocesan schools collect and analyze data, set goals, plan, implement and evaluate their school improvement efforts. This ongoing continuous review and evaluation of activities leads to authentic school improvement.

The Cognia accreditation process surpasses state standards in that a group of school administrators and superintendents from around the nation spend three days evaluating the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools and our school improvement efforts. The review includes interviews with stakeholders, classroom observations and surveys of faculty, parents and students. As part of the accreditation process, the Archdiocese must report to Cognia its progress in addressing our team’s Improvement Priorities within two years as well as provide evidence of compliance with yearly assurances completed by schools. The comprehensive review visit takes place every five years.

The Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools Cognia accreditation is valid through June 30, 2021.