Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) Announces the Accreditation of St. Mary School
In an October 2012 press release, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) announced the accreditation of St. Mary School located in Menomonee Falls.
St. Mary School has proven compliance with WRISA educational Standards and is a member in good standing.
Beatrice Weiland, WRISA’s executive director is quoted:
“We applaud the accomplishments of the St. Mary School community and its commitment to ongoing school improvement and high standards of excellence. All religious and independent schools in Wisconsin that have been in operation with students for at least two years and meet extensive eligibility criteria may apply to WRISA for entry into the accreditation process.”
Schools must complete a comprehensive year-long Self-Study, host a Site Visit by a team of peers, and develop and implement a Long Range Plan for school improvement. Schools that are accredited enter a seven year cycle. During that time they submit Annual Reports to the Board of Directors that detail their progress in meeting their yearly goals.
In the sixth year of their cycle schools conduct a new Self Study. This is followed by another Site Visit and the submittal of a new Visiting Team Report and Long Range Plan to the WRISA Board of Directors in the seventh year.
WRISA is a state chapter of the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA).