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CSI Accreditation Commission Approves 111 Member Schools

The CSI Accreditation Commission is thrilled to announce that they renewed and initially approved the accreditation statuses of 111 CSI member schools.

We are so excited and thankful to God that the number of schools accredited through Christian Schools International continues to grow, with 133 schools currently accredited or in the process of doing so. Our accreditation process, grounded in a reformed transformational worldview, is focused on a continual school improvement process, allowing CSI to support schools in their journeys toward excellence in implementing their Christian missions. Over the past years, we have intentionally moved from a tool that could be viewed more as an evaluative checklist for schools to a school improvement process that is now genuinely focused on reflective self study, collaborative relationship, and the development of targeted, dynamic school improvement plans.

As CSI’s director of school improvement, Sheryl Jo is honored to read the school improvement plans that are established through the accreditation process. “It is an engaging and thought-provoking experience to read the improvement goals that originate from a school’s self study and from collaborative time spent with the accreditation site visit team. Our Christian schools, regardless of size, location, or model, celebrate many of the same joys and share many of the same struggles. I see the potential for great power in that and a call for future action to support one another in our shared missions.”

Jeff Droog, superintendent of Mount Vernon Christian School and current chair of the CSI Accreditation Commission, which meets annually each July to approve all school accreditations, shared about the accreditation process. “In reading through the Commission accreditation reports each July, I am always so appreciative of the quality of Christian education nationwide. It inspires me to continue to do better at my own school. CSI’s school improvement process supports schools in being consistent and excellent in pursuing their missions. It does so through building relationships and by learning from one another. Many individuals have shared that being a member of a CSI accreditation site visit team was some of the best professional development that they have ever done.”

The CSI Accreditation team is so thankful for the work of Jeff and the five other volunteer accreditation commission members, as well as so many other individuals who have volunteered their time to be members of CSI accreditation site visit teams. The accreditation process could not be done as efficiently without this support and commitment!

We are thrilled to announce that on July 10, 2019, the CSI Accreditation Commission renewed and approved the accreditation status of 111 CSI member schools. In addition, there are currently 22 schools who have been granted accreditation candidacy status. These schools are located in 30 different states as well as in Washington DC and the Dominican Republic. Please join us in congratulating each of these schools for the steps they have taken in achieving excellence in implementing their missions and their desire to continually improve their school communities in doing the good work that God has planned for them.

Congratulations to Parkway Christian School on their first accreditation with CSI!

The Eagles of Brookfield Christian School in Wisconsin are ready to host another accreditation site visit this coming April. We can’t wait!

Staff at one of Maryland’s leading Christian schools, Washington Christian Academy, proudly display their renewed CSI accreditation certificate.

List of CSI Accredited and Candidate Schools

Arkansas

Providence Classical Christian Academy

Arizona

Faith Christian School
Redeemer Christian School
Veritas Academy of Tucson (Candidate)

California

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

Colorado

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

Iowa

Ankeny Christian Academy (Candidate)
Central Iowa Christian School
Clear Lake Classical (Candidate)
Community Christian School
Faith Academy (Candidate)
Heartland Christian School (Candidate)
Hull Christian School
Inwood Christian School
Ireton Christian School
Kanawha Christian Academy
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 (Candidate)
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

Idaho

Vineyard Christian Academy

Illinois

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

Indiana

Crown Point Christian School
DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.
Hagia Sophia Classical Academy (Candidate)
Highland Christian School
Illiana 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
Hudsonville Christian School
Kalamazoo Christian School Association
Lansing Christian School
Legacy Christian School (Candidate)
Midland Christian School
Moline Christian School (Candidate)
Muskegon Christian School
Northern Michigan Christian School
NorthPointe Christian Schools
Oakland Christian School
Parkway Christian School
Plymouth Christian Schools
Traverse City Christian School (Candidate)
Washtenaw Christian Academy (Candidate)
Western Michigan Christian School

Minnesota

Avail Academy
Central Minnesota Christian School
Hope Academy

Mississippi

Word of Faith Christian Academy (Candidate)

Missouri

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

North Carolina

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

New Mexico

Oak Grove Classical Academy
Rehoboth Christian School
Zuni Christian Mission School

New York

Rochester Christian School

Ohio

Cornerstone Community School

Oklahoma

Hope Harbor Academy
Owasso Preparatory Academy (Candidate)
Southwest Covenant Schools

Pennsylvania

Beaver County Christian School
Phil-Mont Christian Academy (Candidate)
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 (Candidate)

Texas

Oakwell Academy (Candidate)

Virginia

Oaktree Academy
Redeemer Classical School

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, D.C.

Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C. (Candidate)

Wisconsin

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