St. John's is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which accredits schools in the western U.S.A. based on a rigorous process of self-critical review, peer assessment, external qualification, and a thorough, regular panel review by a dedicated accrediting committee.

The Academy's most recent accreditation review was held in 2015. WASC notified the Academy that it had been granted a six-year term of accreditation from June, 2015 with a one-day visit mid-cycle -- the longest possible period of sustained accreditation -- conveying the Association's conviction that St. John's is performing to the highest standards of K-12 education.

At the conclusion of the 2015 accreditation review, during which the WASC panel observed classes and met with students, teachers, administrators, parents, Board members, and the Church warden of Holy Virgin Cathedral, a report was issued that identified a number of School-wide Areas of Strength recognized by the panel.


Schoolwide Areas of Strength, as recognized by the 2015 Accreditation Report:

  1. School based on Orthodox values

  2. Classical curriculum based on the pre-1918 Russian lyceum

  3. High expectations for student academic achievement

  4. Caring, capable, knowledgeable teachers

  5. Dynamic, visionary, participating founders

  6. Individualized and differentiated instruction in small classes

  7. Students dedicated to Orthodox values and high academic achievement

  8. Immediate reciprocal interaction

  9. Challenging and flexible personalized curriculum

  10. Strong and effective administrative staff

  11. Seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes

  12. Supportive parents committed to the school program

  13. Safe, healthy school campus

  14. Coherent academic and behavior policies clearly communicated to students and parents

  15. A wide range of personalized support services

  16. Seamless extended curriculum of field trips and service opportunities

  17. Cathedral parish community actively supportive of the goals of the school

  18. On-going two-way communication between the school and parents via email and the Members-only section on this website

  19. Student self-confidence developed from St. John’s overall program

  20. Single track college prep. program where 100% of graduates are accepted into institutes of higher education.