St. Mary’s Parish School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Accrediting Association for Schools and Colleges.
History of St. Mary’s Accreditation: It was only in 2006 that the Diocese of Boise chose to have an accreditation process for its schools. However, St. Mary’s Parish School had had accreditation recognition by the State of Idaho since the 1980s.
In 2005, St. Mary’s applied for and earned the distinguished national Blue Ribbon Award, given by the Federal Department of Education to recognize schools that demonstrates exemplary high performance within its student body. To date, St. Mary’s is one of only 24 Idaho schools that has received this award.
In 2006, the Diocese of Boise
had its schools engage in an accreditation process, which accredits schools throughout the entire Western region of the United States. St. Mary’s has been through the process twice and each time has been awarded the highest-available accreditation possible (6-years). To receive such accreditation, schools must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities and clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.
Our sense of community, parent involvement, student engagement, faith formation, and academic achievement were major strengths in our Accreditation processes. We live the Gospel through our daily interactions within and outside our school community. Our low student to teacher ratios helps students receive individualized instruction and encouragement.
Presently, (2019-2020) St. Mary’s School is getting ready for the next Accreditation of the school in 2021. Link is to our last Self-Study in 2015.