CESA Standards

Mission Clarity


Effective Governance


Institutional Viability


Academic & Programmatic Distinction


Sense of Coherent Christian Community

Providing a high quality education, meeting the demands of consumers with more and more choices in the marketplace, and seeking to do so within a framework of Christian excellence are critical to quality Christian schools. Raising the bar of excellence in Christian schools is at the heart of all that is done at CESA. To do so, The Council on Educational Standards and Accountability has established the Five Standards of Accountability, which provide a concrete, objective framework for schools to work within as they aspire to excellence that are applied with in the context of the peer-to-peer relationships of like-minded school leaders that set CESA apart.

CESA catalyzes Christian schools with objective standards, providing the tools to reach such standards, and the networks necessary to propel Christian schools into the future with humility, excellence, and accountability as their hallmarks.

While it is not the purpose of CESA to impose uniformity among its member schools, it is the purpose of the standards to provide a construct meant to influence the design and outcomes of what CESA schools are providing institutionally.

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