Accreditation

St. Thomas School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

Accreditation is a voluntary process that is undertaken by schools that are committed to continuous improvement and compliance with rigorous standards set forth by NWAIS. St. Thomas School has been a fully accredited member of NWAIS for decades. In order to be re-accredited, STS embarked on a two-year process which included a comprehensive self-study and a review by a visiting team of experienced educators and school leaders. In May 2014 the Board of Governors once again welcomed St. Thomas School as a fully accredited member of NWAIS.

The self-study process involved the entire community – serving on or leading committees, participating in several surveys, and meeting directly with the visiting team. This was an exceptional opportunity to reflect on best practices, acknowledge our institutional strengths, and create a roadmap for ongoing improvement. The School wishes to thank parents, the Board of Trustees, students, faculty, and staff for their incredible involvement and leadership.

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