Accreditation Services

Episcopal schools wishing to participate in the accreditation process are invited to become members of SAES and apply for accreditation with the Association. Schools who are members and have completed three years of operation may apply to begin the accreditation process. Assistance is available through Sue Kirkpatrick, Director of Accreditation Services and/or Susan Schotz, Associate Director of Accreditation Services, as the school prepares for this important step and for each part of the process.

SAES serves Episcopal schools, richly diverse in location, size and scope, throughout the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. SAES is the only Episcopal accrediting association in the United States. This factor, and the fact that it is the only denominational accrediting association recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), places SAES in a unique position to serve Episcopal schools inside and outside its current six-state boundary.

SAES is a member in good standing with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation. It has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Commission's Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and to submit to a thorough review and evaluation of its accreditation standards, criteria. and procedures.

SAES is recognized by state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by SAES. Accreditation with SAES is recognized by the following state education agencies:

The Self-Study reflects the Association's interest in each school's efforts to meet the Standards of the Association and to provide the highest quality school program. the Self-Study is predicated on institutional self-examination and peer review, both of which provide an accurate picture of the school so it can continue to operate responsibly and effectively.

    • ThuOct26 SAES 2017 Biennial Conference Houston, TX
    • FriOct27 SAES 2017 Biennial Conference Houston, TX
    • FriNov03 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • WedNov22 Office Closed
    • ThuNov23 Office Closed
    • FriNov24 Office Closed
    • FriDec08 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • TueDec26 Office Closed
    • WedDec27 Office Closed
    • ThuDec28 Office Closed
    • FriDec29 Office Closed
    • SatDec30 Office Closed
    • MonJan01 Office Closed
    • FriJan12 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • MonJan15 Office Closed
    • SunJan21 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • MonJan22 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • TueJan23 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • WedJan24 St. James Baton Rouge OSV
    • SunJan28 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • MonJan29 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • TueJan30 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • WedJan31 Calvary Episcopal Bastrop OSV
    • SunFeb04 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • MonFeb05 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • TueFeb06 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • WedFeb07 Grace Episcopal Georgetown OSV
    • SunFeb11 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • MonFeb12 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • TueFeb13 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • WedFeb14 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • FriFeb16 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • SunFeb25 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • MonFeb26 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • TueFeb27 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • WedFeb28 All Saints' Beaumont OSV
    • ThuMar01 Webinar: "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity" with David Allen 9:00 AMWebinar
    • FriMar02 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • SunMar04 Christ Church PV OSV
    • MonMar05 Christ Church PV OSV
    • TueMar06 Christ Church PV OSV
    • WedMar07 Christ Church PV OSV
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