"Faith Formation and Academic Excellence since 1955"
St. Catherine Labouré Catholic School is accredited by the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association and the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations. The Association is a member of the National Association of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This accreditation ensures that the school meets the state standards for teacher qualification, curriculum, student services and facilities. The school’s accreditation standards and current plans for improvement are submitted and reviewed annually.
Like other recognized accrediting agencies, the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association provides assurances that its member schools have met high standards that are essential for quality education. In addition, the Association provides member schools with an ongoing process of school improvement. The Association’s accreditation standards and criteria focus on several areas: Mission and Philosophy, Climate, Leadership, Professional Staff, Curriculum, Instruction, Services, Facilities, Finances and Planning. Standards are also provided for preschool programs, before and after school care programs, and special education programs.
Accredited schools must provide an annual report to the Association that indicates that the school: is meeting Association’s Membership Standards, is making progress towards meeting the Association’s Improvement Standards, and has a credible and realistic plan of growth in place for the coming year. Every seven years member schools are required to participate in a comprehensive school improvement process that assists the school in generating a long-range plan for school improvement.