Molloy proudly shares that it has received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools!
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is “a non-governmental, nonprofit, peer-administered organization of diverse educational institutions committed to ensuring that students in accredited schools are receiving the highest quality education.” A third-party entity, the MSA sent “objective, non-judgmental” fellow educators to observe Molloy and discuss various objectives and key concepts that will guarantee a top-tier education to all students.
Dr. Jonathan Mangar, World Language teacher, acted as the internal coordinator for the re-accreditation process, and worked with the school community to gather data about Molloy’s academics, technology, Marist Mission, and many other aspects of the school. He shared, “I facilitated the team's visit, and they were altogether pleased with us and our outstanding school!”
According to Principal Dr. Penikas, “It is important to get an impartial, professional, well-known and well-respected third-party to periodically evaluate Molloy to ensure that we are taking active and intentional steps to live our mission and be the best school we can be.” During the process, members of the MSA evaluated Molloy’s facilities, financial resources, technology, and other qualities of student and faculty life, as well as instructional methods, curriculum, and support services. Molloy met all MSA standards, marking it as an “Accredited Institution,” and then created action plans with the MSA team to continue serving our community to the best of our ability.
As a part of the accreditation process, the MSA spoke to various students and their parents who were asked to share their insights on Molloy. We as a community are proud to have heard quotes such as, “Molloy has helped my son grow into an amazing young man,” and, “The school provides endless opportunities.” Molloy’s accreditation officially began on January 1, 2023. As a school, we promise to uphold the expectations of all we serve, and we are confident that the next accreditation in seven years will be just as successful!