SMA Receives Accreditation


How fitting in this time of Advent that we would be waiting in hopeful expectation  on communication from the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association ( MNSAA ) regarding the late October accreditation visit. The wait is over. 

I am pleased to inform you that Stella Maris Academy has been fully accredited by MNSAA. The MNSAA accreditation is a public statement of a standard of excellence achieved and also provides a motivational structure that fosters ongoing growth and excellence. Accreditation affords stakeholder and public credibility and confidence because it is achieved through objective evaluation conducted by educational profession als accrediting only when a school has meet high standards and actively seeks ongoing improvement. 

Stella Maris was recognized for the strength and positivity in our school community as evidenced in  the students, parents, teachers, and leadership. We were also commended for  our safe and clean school environments, the strong instructional qualities of our teachers, and the dedication and desire to advance our schools into the future. Because Stella Maris Academy is committed to providing exceptional education, we continue the pursuit of our mission through a working strategic plan that will bring Stella Maris toward a strong and vital future. 

In January, the SMA Governing Board will review the  MNSAA  team report and work with leadership to establish priority action on the School Strategic Plan. Soon thereafter, work will progress to engage stakeholders in the work that will keep moving us forward toward continuing to provide exceptional education at Stella Maris.

Thank you for your confidence in Stella Maris Academy and for entrusting us with your child's educational experience. 

- Hilaire Hauer, Interim President
Stella Maris Academy