Guatemala, September 2022
Village School has been named a 2022 Cognia™ School of Distinction for excellence in education. Cognia, the global nonprofit school improvement organization, recognized 96 schools in the United States and Puerto Rico and nine in other countries across the globe as Schools of Distinction.
Village School is recognized as a 2022 Cognia School of Distinction a program which recognizes pre-K–12 education institutions that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners. Cognia selected Village School as one of the 96 schools and 38 systems out of more than 1,500 institutions that were eligible for its 2022 Cognia Schools and Systems of Distinction.
Village School first earned Cognia Accreditation in 2006 and reaccreditation in April 2022. Village School participated in Cognia’s rigorous Accreditation Engagement Review process, which is based on research-based performance standards. The process includes a third-party review by education experts of evidence, interviews, and classroom observations. The evaluation covers Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity, as well as a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
“Village School is to be commended on their recognition as a School of Distinction,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia. “Cognia Accreditation is already a mark of distinction recognized around the world. Being named a School or System of Distinction further recognizes the commitment to education quality Village School has for its learners,” he added.
For Cognia Global Network member institutions, Cognia offers an opportunity to be further recognized as a school or system of distinction in the year in which an accreditation engagement review is held. Unlike the typical six-year accreditation cycle, this program recognizes institutions that hosted a Cognia Accreditation Engagement Review within the recognition year 2021-2022. Learn more about Cognia membership at Cognia.org.
About Village School
Village School is an international, bilingual private, coeducational day school, founded in 1993. Located in the suburbs, about fifteen miles from Guatemala City.
Student enrollment goes from 1st to 12th. Students represent 20 countries (80% are Guatemalans and 20% from other countries such as: USA, Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, El Salvador, Argentina, Belize, Spain, Nicaragua, Korea, Israel, Saudi Arabia)
Village School’s curriculum is aligned with competitive international and national standards. Among these, we have US Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, C3 Social Studies Framework, Common European Framework of Reference, ISTE, and Curriculum Nacional Base. All curricular programs, aims, goals and objectives, subject matter content, and learning experiences are constantly evaluated and assessed.
Village Schools seeks to develop in our students 4 main aspects: academic excellence, athletic excellence, leadership, and human values.
Cognia is a global, nonprofit improvement organization dedicated to helping institutions and other education providers grow learners, teachers, and leaders. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, and professional services within a framework of continuous improvement. Serving 36,000 public and private institutions from early learning through high school in more than 90 countries, Cognia brings a global perspective to advancing teaching and learning. Find out more at cognia.org.