National Accreditation through the NCPSA and WELSSA

St. Matthew’s is a fully accredited Christian school. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) has established the standards for accrediting Lutheran schools like ours. These standards and the WELSSA association have been formally recognized and approved by the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

St. Matthew’s received full accreditation status through the WELSSA in 2010 and was fully re-accredited most recently in 2015. Through the process of accreditation, St. Matthew’s carried out a self-study that examined our school’s strengths and areas of improvement based upon standards established by WELSSA.  Major standards involve the following areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Learner Performance, School Climate and Facilities, Community Relations, Personnel, Leadership and Governance.  St. Matthew’s has created a 5-year strategic plan, based upon findings during the self-study and recommendations given from the visiting team, which will guide us in planning future improvements as we strive to provide the best Christian education possible.