National Association for the Education of Young Children
World Academy received NAEYC reaccreditation in 2015. We are proud to have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since the 1980’s. NAEYC is the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age 8. NAEYC convenes thought leaders, teachers and other practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders and sets standards of excellence for programs and teachers in early childhood education. NAEYC members include teachers, paraeducators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, and the public at large. Visit the NAEYC site to learn more.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
World Academy is proud to be an NEASC Accredited, Independent, Non-Public School. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six state region - Pre-K through University. Emanating from high quality standards, NEASC accreditation uses self-reflection, peer review and best practices as integral components of its assessment process and monitors the follow-up endeavors leading to continuous school/program improvement. NEASC consists of six Commissions, each of which sets the standards for a particular segment of the educational community. Visit the NEASC site to learn more.
National Association of Independent Schools
World Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. The NAIS mission is rooted in the core values of independence, interdependence, inclusivity, and innovation. We believe the freedoms derived from independence and self-determination are deserving of preservation, worthy of emulation, and a source of the success of independent schools in preparing students to contribute effectively toward a peaceful, prosperous, just, and equitable world. The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) exists to represent and sustain schools that are self-determining in mission and program, free from government control, and governed by independent boards. NAIS serves independent schools, adjusting focus as emerging issues dictate. NAIS is a hub of resources and expertise on matters relating to schools. We embrace innovation, powered by creativity; networking; and energy around valuing, sustaining, and growing independent schools. The practice of NAIS is high tech and high touch, high performance and high integrity. Visit the NAIS site to learn more.
Northwest Evaluation Association
It is exciting to announce that moving forward we will be switching to the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing. This computer based assessment adapts to the student in real-time as the test progresses for a pinpoint picture of learning achievement. This formative assessment will allow us to better measure student progress over the course of the year and provide targeted instruction along the way. To learn more about this product please visit www.nwea.org. a formative testing system that responds dynamically to the child, and gives educators detailed insight into kids' learning.
Our 2017-2018 NWEA testing results: We are so proud, as always!
World Academy uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing. The results of the NWEA help the administration and teachers make decisions regarding class placements and curricula. On average, our students are consistently outperforming the national norms by at least 1-2 years