Trinity-Byrnes receives official accreditation
After being approved for re-accreditation by South Carolina Association of Independent Schools in March, Trinity Byrnes has officially been awarded accreditation through 2025 by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.
Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes schools that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited, and that Trinity-Byrnes is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
“School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission ensures TBCS is nationally recognized”, said Head of School Ed Hoffman. “It demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.”
To earn Cognia accreditation, a school must implement a continuous process of improvement, and submit to internal and external review. Schools in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term.
“Cognia accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish,” said Cognia CEO Dr. Mark A. Elgart. “Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards and is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”