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.

SAES News


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    • MonSep03 Office Closed for Labor Day
    • FriSep07 New Heads Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • ThuSep20 SAES Board of Directors Meeting The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
    • FriSep21 SAES Heads Meeting The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
    • SunSep23 All Saints' Lubbock OSV
    • MonSep24 All Saints' Lubbock OSV
    • TueSep25 All Saints' Lubbock OSV
    • WedSep26 All Saints' Lubbock OSV
    • SunSep30 Parish Episcopal Dallas OSV
    • SunSep30 St. James Corpus OSV
    • MonOct01 Parish Episcopal Dallas OSV
    • MonOct01 St. James Corpus OSV
    • TueOct02 Parish Episcopal Dallas OSV
    • TueOct02 St. James Corpus OSV
    • WedOct03 Parish Episcopal Dallas OSV
    • WedOct03 St. James Corpus OSV
    • WedOct10 SAES Standards Committee Meeting 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • FriOct12 New Heads Video Gathering 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • SatOct13 Leadership & Governance Webinar 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • SunOct14 Trinity Longview OSV
    • MonOct15 Trinity Longview OSV
    • TueOct16 Trinity Longview OSV
    • WedOct17 Trinity Longview OSV
    • SunOct21 St. Thomas College Station OSV
    • MonOct22 St. Thomas College Station OSV
    • TueOct23 St. Thomas College Station OSV
    • WedOct24 St. Thomas College Station OSV
    • SunOct28 Calvary Richmond OSV
    • MonOct29 Calvary Richmond OSV
    • TueOct30 Calvary Richmond OSV
    • WedOct31 Calvary Richmond OSV
    • FriNov02 New Heads Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • SunNov04 St. Alban's Harlingen OSV
    • MonNov05 St. Alban's Harlingen OSV
    • TueNov06 St. Alban's Harlingen OSV
    • WedNov07 St. Alban's Harlingen OSV
    • SunDec02 Saint Michael Dallas OSV
    • MonDec03 Saint Michael Dallas OSV
    • TueDec04 Saint Michael Dallas OSV
    • WedDec05 Saint Michael Dallas OSV
    • FriDec07 New Heads Video Gathering 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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