Timothy Christian School is proud to announce renewed accreditation through both the Association of Christian Schools (ACSI) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) for the 2015/2016 through 2020/2021 school years.
In order to obtain accreditation, schools must “validate their quality and verify that they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education.” (ACSI website, 2015) Timothy Christian School values accreditation as a means of improving school programs, validating current program substance and strength, solidifying a reputation in the educational community, and as a way to assure current constituents that students attending TCS truly receive the finest Christ-centered education.
The Board of Timothy Christian School, administration, faculty, staff, and parents contributed to the successful completion of the self-study and on-site visit required as part of the renewal process. The self-study, a document detailing the Timothy Christian School program and created by committees received input from all constituent groups. The completed self-study was presented to the visiting team from ACSI/MSACS whose members were on campus for a week in March in order to verify the accuracy of the self-study. In June, the visiting team presented an independently written report along with the TCS self-study to the governing accreditation body at ACSI. Accreditation renewal was granted in June of 2015 for the following seven years.
The visiting team committee members presented a strong, positive report to ACSI, outlining numerous strengths of the school program. In particular, the committee praised the level of importance that the school community placed on the accreditation process. Also highlighted was the level of faculty commitment to the school community.
God has truly blessed Timothy Christian School, allowing it to remain as an example of strong Christian education for 66 years. Accreditation renewal is a physical reminder of this blessing, and is a platform for continued growth as the school continues to minister to families by providing the finest Christ-centered education for its students.