SAES History

In 1957, the Texas Association of Episcopal Schools (TAES) was formed by Episcopal Schools, spread across a daunting geographic region, for the purpose of celebrating their shared Episcopal identity, of enlightening the minds of teachers through cooperative seminars, and of providing the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other on an informal basis. The organization did not officially accredit schools, but it did "certify" their academic quality and Episcopal identity through requiring approval of specific documentation by a governing board.

In the early 1970's, Episcopal schools in Louisiana and Oklahoma joined with Episcopal schools in Texas to form the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. During the following twenty years, Episcopal schools in the states of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Arizona joined SAES, expanding the number of dioceses represented in the association to eleven.

Although high standards have always been a priority among Episcopal schools, SAES did not formally accredit schools until 1987, after the association had become on of the founding members of the Texas Private Schools Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). At the present time, 85 Episcopal schools spread across five states and eleven dioceses of the SAES region have been accredited by SAES.

In addition to being approved by TEPSAC and recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the SAES accreditation process is also approved by the State of New Mexico Education Department and the Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    • 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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