ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Association of Independent Schools has granted full reaccreditation to a school in Albemarle County.

The Miller School, located near Crozet, serves eighth through 12th grades.

According to a release, the VAIS accreditation program is one of only a few such programs recognized at the international level by the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation.

The VAIS program also has approval from the Virginia Board of Education through its Council for Private Education.

"Parents can be sure that when choosing a VAIS-accredited school for their children that the school has been through an intense period of self-reflection and evaluation, which strengthens the entire institution," said Betsy Hunroe, Executive Director of VAIS. 

The Miller School, which will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in a few years, underwent the voluntary accreditation process.

This involved input from school constituents as well as an evaluation of documentation and curriculum, meetings with administrators, parents and teachers, and more.

The school was founded in 1878.