White Flint Children’s House is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and
National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
WFCH is also a member school of Montessori Society of Maryland (MSM).
Montessori Accreditation is a service provided to full-member Montessori schools by the American Montessori Society. The accreditation certifies that WFCH has demonstrated to the academic community at various levels that it effectively fulfills the requirements, provisions and standards as prescribed by the agencies above.
The accreditation process is a voluntary process that takes 1 to 2 years to complete.
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 application process, every aspect of the school is examined and documented, including governance, curriculum, fiscal and personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and learner outcomes.
At the end of the self-study period, a thorough onsite peer review is conducted. In addition to determining whether the school meets AMS standards, the review team evaluates the school to see how well it is achieving its own mission and goals-whether the school is what it says it is and does what it says it does.
The self-study at the heart of accreditation leads to discoveries that empower the entire school community Accreditation encourages continual self-evaluation and improvement, including ongoing professional development. AMS accreditation affirms that a school meets a standard of excellence recognized by educators and Montessorians worldwide.