Is Torah Day School accredited by an outside agency?
Yes. Torah Day School was awarded full accreditation by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the spring of 2006, our third year of operation. The visiting team of educators pointed out how unusual it is to achieve this benchmark so early.
TDSD was re-accredited five years later in the spring of 2011. Again, an outside team of educators spent several days observing classes, interviewing teachers and students, and reviewing volumes of material that had been gathered as evidence of compliance with the seven key standards. This team conveyed their high praise to a group of TDSD parents and board members. Subsequent to this visit, Dr. Ruderman was asked to serve on accreditation teams evaluating other schools.
Benefits of accreditation include:
- A “seal of approval” from a highly-rated outside evaluating team;
- The experience of an extensive self-study process;
- Ability to award credits to students that will transfer to other schools;
- Access to certain federal programs that are limited to accredited schools.
Who is the Rabbinic Advisory Committee?
The Headmaster is a dynamic educator with outstanding credentials and is an Orthodox Rabbi. The Rabbinic Advisory Committee, comprised of local Orthodox Rabbis, will be a resource for the Headmaster.