March 11th, 2010 · No Comments
Bishop Feehan High School
Granted 10 Year Accreditation Renewal by
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Accreditation team: front row from left, Assistant to Chair of Steering Committee Jackie Briant, Steering Committee Member Steve Newman, Student Council President, Mark Legare, Steering Committee Member Linda Tyler. Back row, Principal Bill Runey, President Chris Servant, V.P. Student Life, Kate Brandley, Chair of Steering Committee and V.P. Academic Affairs, Ann Perry.
Bishop Feehan High School’s President Christopher Servant has been informed by William M. Bennett, Director of the Independent School Division of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges that Bishop Feehan High School has earned continued accreditation for the next 10 years.
Beginning in the fall of 2007, Bishop Feehan undertook a voluntary, intensive, two year self-study that culminated in an intensive three day visitation and review by a 12 member committee this past October.
The Commission specifically commended the school for its “frankness and seriousness” in the accreditation process, its “nurturing, positive, and friendly school community,” and its “commitment to…safeguard the school’s mission, Catholic identity, and rigorous academic standards.”
In addition the commission further commended Bishop Feehan’s “commitment to development,” the vibrancy of the Campus Ministry and Service program “that engage the students to put into action the Christian values they learn,” and the school’s “commitment to developing the whole person-spiritually, intellectually and socially.”
The school must now file a traditional 2 and 5 year interim evaluation report and respond to the commission’s recommendations “to evaluate and implement the school’s Technology Plan,” to “fulfill its strategic goals of improving its facilities,” and to continue to “implement common, longitudinal assessments in all courses.”
Feehan President Christopher Servant was delighted to hear the news and said “our recent accreditation, the fourth since the school’s opening in 1961, is a testament to the quality of our faculty, the strength of our curriculum and our commitment to our mission.”