Bergenfield Public Schools Earn Middle States Reaccreditation

Posted by Bergenfield Public School District on 12/4/2020

Bergenfield, NJ (December 4, 2020) – The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) announced that the Bergenfield Public School District has earned reaccreditation, the gold standard for measuring and evaluating school performance. All seven schools were reaccredited as a system.

Bergenfield was only the second district in New Jersey to undergo the new, rigorous Systems Approach process when it first received its district-wide accreditation from Middle States on December 1, 2013. Following the recent reaccreditation by MSA, the district will retain its accreditation until December 1, 2027.

In a message received from Middle States Association, Accreditation Officer Dr. David Montroni stated,“Your district has been a beacon, a catalyst and an inspiration for so many other districts who have sought a model of good pedagogy along their route toward accreditation.”

Middle States accreditation is a multifaceted evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards. Middle States accredits preK-12 public, private, parochial, and charter schools. In addition, MSA-CESS accredits non-degree granting career and technical post-secondary institutions and learning services providers.

“We are pleased to have earned reaccreditation with Middle States, ” said Bergenfield Superintendent Christopher Tully, Ed.D. “The accreditation process proved valuable in our strategic planning efforts and in helping us set system-wide goals that will lead to continuous growth and improvement.”




About Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)

Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,700 accredited schools and school systems in 34 states and nearly 100 countries, MSA-CESS is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information visit