The Charles Finney School maintains dual accreditation

We are accredited through both the Middle States Association (MSA CESS) and through  the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), meeting institutional standards of quality and a verified commitment to strategic improvement and on-going accountability. Our accreditation is renewed on a 7-year term.

Stephen Merrit teaches a high school class

Advantages of Accreditation

  • Documents that the school is true to its own foundational statements (mission, vision, core values, goals)
  • Affirms that the school meets standards of quality established by the international school community
  • Provides validation of the credibility of the school through a peer review process
  • Promotes accountability to the school community
  • Improves instruction, targeting increased student achievement
  • Promotes ongoing instructional improvement through a continuous process of self-assessment and systematic school development
  • Encourages the evaluation of biblical and spiritual integration of the school
  • Transfers credits between schools and between nations' school systems

MSA Accreditation

MSA CESSThe Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools is a reliable authority on the quality of education. Schools accredited by the MSA uses their mission, beliefs, and goals as the basis for daily decision-making. They also remain committed to continuous improvement in student learning. Learn more about MSA accreditation at

ACSI Accreditation

ACSIACSI accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It is also an endorsement to administer College Board/ACT exams on the school site, and ACSI accreditation makes a school eligible for joint accreditation status with the Middle States Association. Learn more about the ACSI accreditation process at