Brophy is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association. Every six years, the school undergoes an exhaustive self-study process that engages the entire community in a review of the school’s progress toward the actualization of the goals articulated during the previous accreditation cycle. The self-study process culminates with a one week review from a visiting committee of educators appointed by the WCEA. In the summer of 2012, Brophy was granted a full six year term of accreditation by the WCEA. Their strongest possible affirmation of a school and thus a substantial validation of the school’s programs, offered by a third part and independent review committee.
The Brophy Board of Trustees bears ultimate fiduciary and governance responsibilities for Brophy College Preparatory. The Board consists of both Jesuits and lay partners. The Board approves the yearly budget, salary scale and major institutional decisions. The Board hires the President who serves as the Chief Executive Office of the School. The Brophy Board of Regents serves as an Advisory Board to the President and the Brophy community. Brophy parents are actively involved in
the school community through the Mothers’ Guild and the Dads’ Club. Membership is open to any parent. The two groups sponsor a number of fund-raisers and community events to support the school including a fashion show, auction and annual Communion Breakfasts.
Brophy’s Jesuit Identity
The Provincial Superior of the California Province of the Society of Jesus sponsors Brophy as an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus in the California Province. A term of sponsorship is granted for six years and comes at the conclusion of a sponsorship self-study process that facilitates an internal review and evaluation of the school’s Jesuit identity. Similar to the Accreditation process, the sponsorship review process culminates with a visit by a committee of educators from other Jesuit schools in the Province. The committee is chaired by the Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education who issues a report and a sponsorship recommendation to the Provincial at the conclusion of the visit. Brophy last underwent a sponsorship review in the spring of 2009 and was granted a six year term of sponsorship.
Brophy’s Catholic Identity
As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Phoenix, Brophy maintains and promotes its Catholic identity at the direction of the Bishop of Phoenix with the assistance of the Office of Education and Evangelization. Brophy works in partnership with the Diocesan schools.