We proudly announced on January 26, 2017 that
The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY
has earned accreditation by the
New York State Association of Independent Schools,
known as “NYSAIS.”
This accreditation is without stipulations. It comes after a year of self-study which included all members of our school community – teachers and staff, board of trustees, students and parents.
Unlike other accreditations, the NYSAIS process asked us to evaluate ourselves through the lens of our mission. We applied the NYSAIS set of core standards, which are based on principles of best practice. We agreed to outside professional peer review on a regular, ongoing basis.
We evaluated our approach to teaching and learning, our operations and finances, our community and all aspects of school life. The examination also included a visit by the NYSAIS committee. It was a rewarding exercise which strengthened us.
The NYSAIS analysis will guide us in our strategic initiatives and add an important validation as we apply for additional grants from foundations.
We are proud of our school community for demonstrating how we work each day, to fulfill our mission and educate young women!