The Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s schools are individually accredited by Cognia and approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.
In addition, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond is accredited as a district by Cognia. The Diocese of Richmond was the first diocese in the country to achieve this distinction in 2006.
District accreditation through Cognia allows for the use of a common language school improvement across content areas and grade levels, as well as across individual schools, feeder schools, and district lines of responsibility. District accreditation also provides the district and community with validation and recognition for improvement efforts as well as required actions that are designed to further the district’s effort to improve.