Country Day School accredited again by U.S.-based agency

Country Day School in Escazú has again won accreditation from a U.S. agency.

That was announced Tuesday by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

The reaccreditation signifies that Country Day School has met the Middle States Association Standards for a quality school, said the agency. Accreditation also is beneficial for graduates when they try to enter universities.

The agency said that Country Day is known for having a high graduate acceptance rate to United States and Canadian universities and colleges.

Country Day School was able to achieve reaccreditation by completing a comprehensive self-evaluation and hosting a volunteer evaluation team of independently-appointed educators, which conducted its own assessment and evaluation, said Middle States. A steering committee guided the school and community through the months-long process, it said. For the seven-year-term of the accreditation, the Country Day School community will engage in a commission-directed series of reports and/or site visits to maintain the rigor of the accreditation process, the agency added.

Middle States is one of the major regional accreditation agencies in the United States. The Middle States region includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and more than 85 countries around the globe, it said.

Over the past 125 years, the Middle States Association said it has accredited more than 3,500 public, private, parochial schools and school districts, including traditional and online programs, early-age education schools and supplementary education programs serving students pre-kindergarten to12, as well as colleges and universities.

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