School Gains NEASC Accreditation

December 11, 2007 – The World Schools, comprised of Small World Country Day School and World Elementary, received the prestigious accreditation of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges on Thursday, December 6, 2007.

Kathy Nelson, Owner and Executive Director of The World Schools, was presented with the official certificate of accreditation at the 122nd NEASC Annual Meeting and Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level. Schools and colleges from New England, as well as, around the world seek this prestigious accreditation.

In 1980, Kathy and Gary Nelson opened Small World Learning Center on Daniel Webster Highway in South Nashua. Today, ‘The World Schools’, comprised of Small World Country Day School and World Elementary, is located in a beautiful 22,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility on Spit Brook Road. The mission of The World Schools, “to educate, nurture, and enhance the development of the ‘whole’ child from birth through Grade Six, while supporting and enriching the whole family,” has steadfastly remained the same throughout the growth and expansion of the school. Today, that commitment to excellence and its mission of achieving total family support has allowed The World Schools to become one of the newest members of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges.

The World Schools began the long and intense Self Study process in September of 2003 and hosted the Visiting Committee from October 14-17th of this year. On November 15th the NEASC Board met to discuss the findings of the Visiting Committee and The World Schools was officially recommended for NEASC accreditation. The World Schools joins over 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in New England and American/international schools in more than seventy nations worldwide as a member of NEASC.