On December 1, 2008, Saint Joseph School received accreditation from the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Association is a non-governmental, voluntary organization of educational institutions committed to excellence in all levels across the continuum of education. The association encourages, advances, assists, and sustains the quality and integrity of education. It is one of six regional accrediting organizations that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Accreditation from Middle States requires an intensive self-study to develop specific objectives for areas of ongoing improvement, as well as action plans and strategies to achieve them. Peer-to-peer accreditation promotes the highest standards of educational quality.