Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018

shnb accreditSister Mary Janice Zdunczyk, director of development and school advancement at Sacred Heart School in New Britain; Msgr. Daniel Plocharczyk, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish; and Katherine Muller, principal, display Sacred Heart School’s recently awarded Certificate of Accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. (Photo submitted)

NEW BRITAIN – Sacred Heart School has been re-accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) for another 10 years.

Accreditation is a system of accountability. A self-study process of 12 to 18 months’ duration is undertaken by schools in regular review cycles of 10 years. It engages the educational community in structured analysis, self-reflection and planning in response to commission standards that are high and focus on virtually every aspect of a school.

In early October, six members of the NEASC visiting committee spent four days at Sacred Heart School, reviewing the school’s self-study report; interviewing administration, faculty, students, parents and school board members; and observing how the standards are carried out in the day-to-day life and function of the school.

At the end of the visit, the committee submitted a report of its findings to the NEASC. Included in the report are commendations and recommendations. These statements encourage the school to continue its commitment to maintaining high standards as well as afford the school the opportunity of establishing goals for self improvement and effectiveness.

Sacred Heart School has a 120 year legacy of faith, family and academic excellence and pro-vides a prekindergarten through eighth grade program of study. For more information about the school or to arrange a tour of the facilities, call 860-229-7663 or visit