We are thrilled and proud to have just completed our reaccreditation process, which occurs on a five year cycle. The Southern Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council, which are the premier associations that accredit independent schools, spent 2 ½ days on campus to ensure we met over 100 standard indicators. The team, which consisted of ten professionals, came from various schools and colleges in Florida and other southern states to review areas related to governance, finance, health and safety, curriculum, advancement, campus life, and school culture. At the end of the accreditation visit, the team addressed the faculty, staff, administration and the Chairman of Cushman’s Board of Trustees, and shared its ‘commendations’. Comments included the following:
The Cushman School is proud to be affiliated by the associations that accredit us. While it was joyous to receive many commendations, it is always our aim to never remain stagnant and always strive to improve our practice. As we begin to look out to the next five year cycle, there is no doubt that we will demonstrate a tremendous amount of growth as was evidenced during these past five years.
- Arvi Balseiro
Head of School