Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington receive accreditation from Cognia. The four key characteristics of schools with this accreditation are:
- CULTURE OF LEARNING: the institution’s focus on the challenges, joys, and opportunities for learning, and the coherence with its mission and vision
- LEADERSHIP FOR LEARNING: the responsibility of an institution’s leaders to influence and impact all aspects of the institution in positive ways
- ENGAGEMENT OF LEARNING: the inclusion of all learners in the learning process, and their development of confidence and love of learning
- GROWTH IN LEARNING: the growth of learners in the programs and curricula provided by the institution and their readiness to successfully transition to next levels of learning.
In addition to the K-8 school receiving this accreditation, St. Mary of the Assumption has achieved an additional indicator of excellence by earning Cognia’s Early Childhood Accreditation for our Pre-Kindergarten program.