West Side Montessori was recently reaccredited through the American Montessori Society in the fall of 2023. Accreditation begins with an intensive self-study, by the school, involving the school’s entire community- students, staff, faculty, administration, board members, and parents.
During the process, every aspect of the school is examined and documented, including governance, curriculum, fiscal personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and learner outcomes.
At the end of the self-study period, a thorough onsite peer visit is conducted. After identifying both strengths and areas for improvement, the school commits to a strategic plan that incorporates the recommendations of its peer review team.
All AMS-accredited schools must maintain compliance with school accreditation standards and be on a path of continuous improvement. Each accredited school submits a yearly report outlining progress toward the objectives in its strategic plan.