The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) is an innovative thought leader in the education community, providing accreditation, professional development, and consultation services to 113 Episcopal schools in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. SAES is a founding member, in good standing, with the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) and is not only the single religious affiliated accrediting association recognized by ICAISA, but also the only Episcopal accrediting association in the United States. SAES serves its schools with expertise, responsiveness, and a deep knowledge of and commitment to the unique character of each school.
In the course of administering its accreditation, consulting, and professional development services, SAES holds four key values in mind: academic rigor, meaningful spiritual formation, worship, and community life. These values govern every aspect of the SAES process and mindset, supporting the complementary but dynamic tension between faith and reason, integration of spirituality into all aspects of the educational experience, and the formation of meaningful, coherent communities dedicated to services.