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.

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    • SatAug19 Fr. Madison--Board Training St. Andrew's, Amarillo
    • MonAug21 Fr. Madison--Board Training St. Stephen's, Houston
    • WedAug23 Fr. Madison--Board Training St. Philip's, Uvalde
    • SatAug26 Fr. Madison--Vestry and Board Session St. James, Dallas
    • MonAug28 Fr. Madison--Board Training All Saints', Beaumont
    • MonAug28 Fr. Madison--Board Training All Saints', Beaumont
    • FriSep08 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMVideo Gathering
    • MonSep11 NAIS Commission on Accreditation and ISANet New Orleans
    • TueSep12 NAIS Commission on Accreditation and ISANet New Orleans
    • WedSep13 NAIS Commission on Accreditation and ISANet New Orleans
    • ThuSep14 NAIS Commission on Accreditation and ISANet New Orleans
    • FriSep15 NAIS Commission on Accreditation and ISANet New Orleans
    • SunSep17 All Saint's Austin OSV
    • MonSep18 All Saints' Austin OSV
    • TueSep19 All Saints' Austin OSV
    • WedSep20 All Saints' Austin OSV
    • SunSep24 St. Thomas the Apostle Houston OSV
    • MonSep25 St. Thomas the Apostle Houston OSV
    • TueSep26 St. Thomas the Apostle Houston OSV
    • WedSep27 St. Thomas the Apostle Houston OSV
    • SunOct01 All Saints' Tyler OSV
    • MonOct02 All Saints' Tyler OSV
    • TueOct03 All Saints' Tyler OSV
    • WedOct04 All Saints' Tyler OSV
    • FriOct13 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • 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
    • SunNov05 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • MonNov06 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • TueNov07 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • WedNov08 St. Andrew's Houston OSV
    • FriDec08 New Heads of School Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • FriJan12 New Heads of School Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
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