28 February 2022
After undergoing a rigorous accreditation process, we are very pleased to announce that The Winstedt School was awarded accreditation for grades (K-13) by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
With the WASC accreditation, The Winstedt School Diploma is not only approved by Singapore Ministry of Education but now recognised worldwide. Download our A Guide to Understanding The Winstedt School Diploma: FAQs to learn more.
The WASC Accreditation further validates the integrity of our school’s programme and transcripts and facilitates the transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools which is critical for college and university acceptance worldwide. Furthermore, WASC accreditation is a certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning and well-being that is committed to continuous improvement and high-quality learning and well-being for all students. All Winstedt transcripts and Diploma will be embossed with the ACS WASC Accreditation seal.
The accreditation is in recognition of Winstedt’s commitment to provide high-quality learning and a clear demonstration of continual self-improvement. Participating schools must continue to meet rigorous, research-based standards, reflecting the essential elements of a successful educational programme, where a key quality is a continual focus on self-improvement.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Established in 1962, WASC works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, especially in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. To learn more, please visit the WASC website at www.acswasc.org or contact the WASC office directly.
The rigorous WASC accreditation review process began in September 2020. It included the submission of required data exhibits and extensive evidence to support the quality of our curriculum, and institutional excellence. The review also consisted of virtual and in-person visits by WASC reviewers that engaged stakeholders including Winstedt’s faculty, staff, students, and parents.
This process has been incredibly rewarding. It validated our own perceptions of Winstedt as a premier school leading in inclusive education, whilst giving us an opportunity to ensure that we continue to stay true to our mission, yield high quality educational outcomes for our students, and commit to continuous improvement.
I would like to thank and congratulate every member of the Winstedt community for your part in achieving this incredible milestone.
Ann Yom Steel, CEO, The Winstedt School