Letters went home on April 18th about the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Paterson beginning the AdvancEd reaccreditation process, scheduled to be completed in April, 2017.  The process will allow Diocesan schools to keep their accreditation status for another 5 years, and acknowledges our continued commitment to organizational effectiveness and student achievement.

Stakeholders are being asked to participate in this process by completing two online surveys.  The surveys are a means to allow us to learn more about what you as a parent may expect from a high quality school.  Careful analysis of the results enriches our conversations by identifying areas of strength, and those that may need improvement.

To access the surveys, please go to

Catholic Identity Defining Characteristics:


Catholic Identity Program Effectiveness:


The surveys are accessible on cell phones and tablets.

Your responses are key to this process.  All responses are confidential, and the surveys take about 10 minutes each to complete.  The survey is open and will remain open until May 1, 2016.  If you need technical help to complete this survey, please contact Mike Zakur at 973-777-8818 x232 or mzakur@patersondiocese.org.

Thank you in advance for your participation and allowing your voice to be a part of the process of continuous school improvement at Holy Spirit School and in the Diocese of Paterson.