ACCREDITATION

Status and Recognition

The Saint John Mary International School (SJMIS) is duly recognized by the Ministry of Education in Thailand (MOE) as an institution of international status that offers Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 to students from various races and religions. The School is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

WASC Basics

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is known worldwide. WASC provides assistance to schools in California, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and East Asia, currently serving over 4,000 schools.

WASC Philosophy

The philosophy of the Accrediting Commission for Schools centers upon three beliefs: (1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; (2) each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and (3) a school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning.

Accreditation is integral to a school’s perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon student achievement. It fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality in accordance with established criteria. In addition to its official title, WASC also means We Are Student-Centered.