KFS earns SAIS accreditation

Published 1:10 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Kenston Forest School (KFS) is a re-accredited member of Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS.) To earn accreditation from SAIS, the school complied with quality standards, was evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance in accordance with the school’s mission — Kenston Forest School, an independent, college preparatory school, develops in each student the qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, and strong character in an atmosphere that stresses family values and Judeo-Christian ideals.

A team representing SAIS conducted an on-site visit to review this school’s self-study and standards compliance and its adherence to its mission. The team was comprised of diverse educational leaders from some of the finest institutions in the southeast. The visiting team sought the answers to critical questions the school asked of itself.

SAIS accredited member schools are part of an international network of accredited schools that have demonstrated success in educating children. As such, SAIS accreditation is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of quality in education for students and teachers.

In today’s world of accountability in education, accreditation serves as a critical component of a school’s demonstrated effectiveness and ability to provide successful schooling for children. A school that is able to achieve accreditation demonstrates a commitment to a process that requires the school to meet a set of rigorous standards; to engage in a program of continuous school improvement; and to demonstrate quality assurance to its stakeholders through self-evaluation and peer-review. SAIS accreditation provides schools access to an integrated network of services and technical assistance that supports every school’s ability to identify and meet its goals for improving the teaching and learning process and mission-focused outcomes for students.

For more information, contact Frannie Schwabenton at (434) 292-7218 or fschwabenton@faculty.kenston.org.