Elmira Notre Dame High School was recently granted accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. The accreditation is good for seven years.
"Accreditation confirms and validates the work we do each and every day to ensure a top quality education for our students," Sister Mary Walter Hickey, RSM, school president, said in a statement.
The accreditation process began with a self-study by the school. Then came an on-site review by a team of volunteer educators, who then made their recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions which voted on the recommendation.
Notre Dame opened in 1955 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The school currently has 357 students enrolled in grades 7 through 12.