St. Anthony Catholic School has been given a 6-year accreditation certification with no need for a mid-term follow up by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). This is the longest a school can be accredited for and is a ringing endorsement for the education that St. Anthony School provides for our students!
Beginning in the spring of 2019, St. Anthony School began the faculty-wide process of re-accreditation. Through various surveys, assessments, and working groups, a 147-page self-study was presented to the WCEA and the Archdiocese of Seattle's Office of Catholic Education. The self-study looked at our goal progress from our previous accreditation 6 years ago as well as our current programs and ways these programs could be improved.
In February, our school was visited over a 3 day period by a 6 member accreditation team that, along with our self-study, access our school on several different criteria, including:
our Catholic identity
our curriculum, instruction and assessment metrics
our support services and
our resources (Enrollment, Finance, Development)
In June, Mr. Cantu was informed that St. Anthony School had received a 6-year accreditation certification, the longest a school can get, with no mid-term follow up.
We're proud of our school and hope you are too!About WCEA
The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic education for students in our member elementary and secondary schools through an accrediting process that assures the primacy of faith formation and educational excellence.
The specific purpose of WCEA is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence in Catholic schools, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors. Currently WCEA co-accredits schools with ACS-WASC and AdvancED.
WCEA was originally formed in California under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic Arch/Dioceses of California. Although the membership now includes Catholic Arch/Dioceses in nine other states and Guam, the Bishops of the Catholic Arch/Dioceses of California retain reserved powers as the Members of the Corporation and appoint one of their member Bishops to serve as the WCEA President.