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.

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