Saint Philip Neri School received its initial accreditation in 1986. In 1996 and again in 2007, the school received reaccreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools.
The goal of the most recent accreditation project is to develop and implement a literacy project. The purpose of this seven year project is to demonstrate to students that reading will enable them to explore and understand the world in and beyond the classroom.
The instructional target is for students to learn the comprehension skills necessary for success in all academic areas.
From the report, Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott and Wilkinson, 1985), it is stated that: “It is incorrect to suppose that there is a simple or single step which, if taken correctly, will immediately allow a child to read. Becoming a skilled reader is a journey that involves many steps.” We hope to develop a school curriculum that will meet individual students’ needs. Our goal is to instill in our children a love of reading and create a desire to make reading an enjoyable activity.