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120 CSI Member Schools Earn Initial or Renewed Accreditation Status

We are thrilled to announce that the CSI Accreditation Commission recently awarded new or renewed accreditation status to 120 CSI member schools.

In July, 120 CSI member schools located in 28 states, as well as Washington, DC and the Dominican Republic, earned CSI accreditation or reaccreditation, the gold standard for measuring mission excellence and committing to continual school improvement.

On July 12–13, 2021, members of the CSI Accreditation Commission and members of the CSI Accreditation team met together over Zoom to renew and initially approve the accreditation status of 120 CSI member schools (see the entire list of schools below). There are also sixteen schools who have been granted accreditation candidacy. The COVID-19 pandemic definitely impacted the scheduling of schools’ accreditation site visits, but fourteen schools were still able to host site visit teams during the 2020–2021 school year. Five of those site visits were held virtually, and four schools hosted site visits for their very first time.

“I highly commend our accredited schools and their leadership for committing to the accreditation process and recognizing the high value that CSI accreditation brings to their school communities,” said Sheryl Jo, CSI director of school improvement. “Accreditation is a powerful tool that provides schools an assurance that they are being true to their missions by celebrating strengths, identifying priorities for growth and improvement, setting measurable goals, and establishing a specific plan for strategic school improvement.”

Oskaloosa Christian School, located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, was one of the 120 schools who received a renewal of its CSI accreditation this July. Principal Don Mitchell explains his school’s decision to partner with CSI for their accreditation:

“Accreditation is a process in which a school is looked at from an objective viewpoint to see if it is fulfilling its lawful and missional responsibilities. . . . We choose to be accountable to CSI for our accreditation for two main reasons. First, as a Christian school, we want to show ourselves as truly being a Christ-centered organization, with which state accreditation would be unconcerned. Oskaloosa Christian School has been a part of CSI since its inception, and CSI has our best interest in mind when examining us as a school. They will be gracious, but honest, in their assessments. Secondly, accreditation brings a level of credence and confidence to our school. If an independent body is assessing our progress as a Christian school, we show transparency and a willingness to grow. CSI’s findings allow us to improve as a school to better serve our students and families, which we pray strengthens prospective families’ and current stakeholders’ confidence in us.”

Please join us in congratulating Oskaloosa Christian School and all the other 119 schools who have demonstrated their commitment to working toward excellence in fulfilling the missions of their schools.

Congratulations to Faith Academy in Iowa City, Iowa for receiving their first ever accreditation with CSI!

Cornerstone Schools of Washington, DC is now accredited by CSI. Congratulations!

List of CSI Accredited and Candidate Schools

Arizona

Faith Christian School
Redeemer Christian School
Veritas Academy of Tucson (Initial accreditation)

Arkansas

Providence Classical Christian Academy

California

Central Valley Christian School Society
Contra Costa Christian Schools 
Legacy Christian Academy
Ontario Christian Schools
Redlands Christian Schools
San Jose Christian School

Colorado

Denver Christian School
Hope Community Christian Academy (Candidate)
Rock Solid Christian Academy
The University School

Dominican Republic

Caribbean Mountain Academy

Florida

Coastal Community School
Community Christian School
International Community School
Tampa Christian Community School

Georgia

East Cobb Christian School

Illinois

Calvin Christian School
Chicago West Side Christian School
Parkview Christian Academy
Southwest Chicago Christian School Association
Unity Christian Academy (Candidate)
Unity Christian Schools

Indiana

Crown Point Christian School
DeMotte Christian Schools
Hagia Sophia Classical Academy (Candidate)
Highland Christian School
Lafayette Christian School (Candidate)
Illiana Christian High School

Iowa

Ankeny Christian Academy
Central Iowa Christian School
Clear Lake Classical (Candidate)
Community Christian School
Faith Academy (Initial accreditation)
Heartland Christian School (Candidate)
Hull Christian School
Inwood Christian School
Ireton Christian School
Joshua Christian Academy (Candidate)
Marshalltown Christian School
Morning Star Academy
Netherlands Reformed Christian School
Newton Christian School
North Iowa Christian School
Orange City Christian School

Oskaloosa Christian School
Ottumwa Christian School
Pella Christian Grade School
Pella Christian High School
Peoria Christian School
Rock Valley Christian School
Sanborn Christian School
Sheldon Christian School
Sioux Center Christian School
Siouxland Christian School
Sully Christian School
Timothy Christian School
Unity Christian High School
Western Christian High School

Kansas

Christ Preparatory Academy

Kentucky

Red Bird Christian School

Maryland

Washington Christian Academy

Michigan

Ada Christian School
Allendale Christian School
Ann Arbor Christian School
Borculo Christian School
Byron Center Christian School
Grand Haven Christian School
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Grandville Calvin Christian Schools
Holland Christian Schools 
Kalamazoo Christian School Association
Lansing Christian School
Legacy Christian School (Candidate)
Moline Christian School (Initial accreditation)
Muskegon Christian School
Northern Michigan Christian School
NorthPointe Christian Schools
Oakland Christian School
Parkway Christian School
Plymouth Christian Schools
Traverse City Christian School (Initial accreditation)
Washtenaw Christian Academy (Candidate)
Western Michigan Christian School

Minnesota

Avail Academy
Central Minnesota Christian School
Hope Academy
Southwest Minnesota Christian Schools (Candidate)

Mississippi

Word of Faith Christian Academy

Missouri

Covenant Christian School (Candidate)
Kirk Day School
South City Community School
Twin Oaks Christian School

New Mexico

Oak Grove Classical Academy
Rehoboth Christian School
Zuni Christian Mission School

New York

East Palmyra Christian School (Candidate)
Rochester Christian School

North Carolina

Arborbrook Christian Academy
Carolina Christian School
Covenant Day School
Redeemer School
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Ohio

Cornerstone Community School

Oklahoma

Hope Harbor Academy
Owasso Preparatory Academy
Southwest Covenant Schools

Pennsylvania

Beaver County Christian School
Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy
Trinity Christian School

South Carolina

Covenant Classical Christian School
Greenville Classical Academy

South Dakota

Mitchell Christian School
Sioux Falls Christian Schools

Tennessee

Greater Things Christian School (Candidate)
River’s Edge Christian Academy

Thailand

Bangkok Chicago Christian International School (Candidate)

Virginia

OakTree Academy
Ocean View Christian Academy (Candidate)
Redeemer Classical School
The Fairfax Christian School (Initial accreditation)

Washington

Bellevue Christian School
Everett Christian School
Lynden Christian Schools
Monroe Christian School
Mount Vernon Christian School
Shoreline Christian School
Sunnyside Christian School (Candidate)

Washington, DC

Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C., Inc. (Initial accreditation)

Wisconsin

Brookfield Christian School
Central Wisconsin Christian School
Oostburg Christian School
Sheboygan Christian School

If you have questions about CSI accreditation or are interested in becoming accredited, please contact , director of school improvement.

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