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:
School based on Orthodox values
Classical curriculum based on the pre-1918 Russian lyceum
High expectations for student academic achievement
Caring, capable, knowledgeable teachers
Dynamic, visionary, participating founders
Individualized and differentiated instruction in small classes
Students dedicated to Orthodox values and high academic achievement
Immediate reciprocal interaction
Challenging and flexible personalized curriculum
Strong and effective administrative staff
Seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes
Supportive parents committed to the school program
Safe, healthy school campus
A wide range of personalized support services
Cathedral parish community actively supportive of the goals of the school
On-going two-way communication between the school and parents via email and the Members-only section on this website
Student self-confidence developed from St. John’s overall program
Single track college prep. program where 100% of graduates are accepted into institutes of higher education.