Accreditation Team Visits

Lancaster Mennonite School received an external accreditation review by AdvancED March 27-30. The lead evaluators were Mary Ann Keeley, vice president of AdvancED, and Kathie Estock, educational consultant. Other team members were Sharon Fransen, assistant superintendent of Dock Mennonite Academy in Lansdale, PA; George Anthony of Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, NJ; and Michael LaForgia, principal of Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy, Douglastown, NY.

AdvancED is an accrediting and consulting organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. The primary purpose of accreditation is to certify that a school meets standards and actually does what it says it does. Beyond that, the accreditation team is committed to help schools engage in continuous improvement.

AdvancED was created through a merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission. AdvancED serves 34,000 schools and school systems enrolling more than 20 million students across the United States and 70 other nations.

The accreditation team will report its findings to AdvancED with the recommendation that each LM campus be granted continued accreditation.