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About NAES

About NAES

About NAESThe National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is an independent, 501(c)(3), voluntary membership organization that supports, serves, and advocates for the vital work and ministry of nearly 1,200 Episcopal schools, early childhood education programs, and school establishment efforts throughout The Episcopal Church.

Chartered in 1965, with historic roots dating to the 1930s, NAES is the only pre-collegiate educational association that is both national in scope and Episcopal in character.

NAES advances Episcopal education and strengthens Episcopal schools through essential services, resources, conferences, and networking opportunities on Episcopal school identity, leadership, and governance, and on the spiritual and professional development of school leaders.

By serving those who serve Episcopal schools, we seek to foster excellence through association.

More about NAES

Mission & PurposeMission & Purpose

Read our mission statement and learn more about how we foster excellence through association by serving those who serve Episcopal schools.

Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about NAES.

Strategic Plan & Annual ReportsStrategic Plan & Annual Reports

Download our current strategic plan and most-recent annual reports.


The Ruth Jenkins Award and the John D. Verdery Award recognize outstanding service to NAES and Episcopal schools. Learn more about them and view lists of recipients.


NAES offers grants to member schools to support mission, outreach, and professional development. Download application materials and learn about past recipients.

Related Episcopal OrganizationsRelated Episcopal Organizations

We work with departments, agencies, organizations, and seminaries of and within the Episcopal Church to advance Episcopal schools. Learn more about these groups.

Related Educational OrganizationsRelated Educational Organizations

Other educational organizations provide help and guidance to Episcopal schools on a variety of Episcopal and other matters. View a list of these organizations you should know.

Governing BoardGoverning Board

Meet the members of the Governing Board, who provide strategic direction for and oversight of our mission, ministry, and work.

DRH 80hStaff

A list of staff members, along with their contact information. Download biographies and photos of the executive director and associate director.

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