The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) has elected Mount Saint Joseph Academy of Rutland to institutional membership and granted MSJ accreditation by the association. This election was made following the recommendation of the Commission of Independent Schools.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy applied for NEASC accreditation last year and, since that time, had been providing information toNEASC in association with its application. In electing MSJ into institutional membership the Association has determined that MSJ meets fifteen separate standards of accreditation set forth by NEASC.
During the past four years, MSJ has seen increased student interest in the school, with the number of freshman more than doubling over that period.
MSJ and Christ the King School have embarked on several science and technology initiatives including adding interactive white boards in classrooms, upgrading science labs, and providing incoming MSJ students with notebook computers.
Over the past year, MSJ and CKS have spent around $100,000 in science and technology upgrades thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends.
The accreditation by NEASC is in addition to MSJ's current accreditation by the State of Vermont.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a private, Catholic high school located in Rutlandspecializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century.
MSJ dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.