– Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, has received the distinguished honor of accreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).
“It is a tremendous privilege to be recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,” said Mino Tanabe, President of Kumon North America. “Accreditation is the gold standard for measuring and advancing educational improvement and it demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality education through the Kumon Method of learning.”
Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement. To be accredited by the MSA-CESS, an institution must meet all of the MSA Standards for Accreditation. Using internationally recognized standards, an institution conducts a comprehensive self-study and evaluation, as well as submitting to a rigorous peer review process.
“Kumon has a rich and traditional history, but we have been absolutely amazed at the level of communication and planning that Kumon institutes in its endeavors,” said Daniel Rufo, Director of Accreditation for MSA-CESS. “The dedicated staff and leadership have outlined policies and procedures that make this operation tight and concise, which ultimately leads to an extraordinary impact on the children they serve.”
Accreditation affirms that an educational institution is providing the level of quality in its educational programs, services, activities, and resources expected by its community of stakeholders and endorsed by the education world. When the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (CESS) accredit an institution, they certify that it meets the prescribed standards of quality of the Middle States Association.
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Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 49 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. The company’s North American headquarters is located in Teaneck, N.J.