Middle States Accreditation

Middle States Accreditation

During the 2012-2013 school year, Bishop McNamara High School began a Self-Study on the various programs and activities as part of the Middle States Accreditation process and completed it in the 2013-2014 school year. Accreditation is a voluntary process by which the quality of the school's educational program and supporting services are measured against internationally recognized standards of quality.

Bishop McNamara chose the "Excellence by Design" protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to affect that growth. "Excellence by Design" leads the school to establish objectives for improving student performance and organizational capacity based on its vision of a preferred future for its students. Therefore, "Excellence by Design" is a future-oriented and visionary process. In addition, the protocol provides for a continuous review of programs and services and of the results of student performance. It also allows diverse constituent groups to participate in charting the future of the institution.

Congratulations to the Bishop McNamara community on our successful Middle States Association re-accreditation!

For more about Middle States, go to Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Education is the art of bringing young people to completeness. Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross


Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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