A primary mission of NAES is to support Episcopal school chaplains and teachers of religion. This page brings together key resources that can be particularly helpful to you in this work. You can also use this page as a springboard for a wider exploration of the website.
Episcopal school chaplaincy is a vitally important vocation, and yet many new chaplains begin this vocation with limited formal training or ongoing support. We are pleased to announce a pilot mentoring program for new chaplains in 2016-2017.
The program begins in August 2016 and ends in June 2017. It will bring together a preliminary cohort of ten new chaplains who are excited by the opportunity to work with an experienced mentor and willing to provide suggestions and feedback to NAES for any potential future program.
The Network of Episcopal School Chaplains (NESC) is a peer-to-peer network of ordained and lay Episcopal school chaplains and ordained Episcopal clergy serving as chaplains in independent schools. Its mission is to foster a community of support, formation, and encouragement.
NESC collaborates with and advises the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) to offer opportunities for new and experienced chaplains for refreshment, recreation, spiritual renewal, and mutual growth. It advocates for the vocation of school chaplaincy, shares resources for ministry, and encourages and supports local networks of chaplains.
In addition to the commemorations observed by The Episcopal Church, Episcopal schools unite across time and geography as they all pray each week's prayer in chapel.
The Cycle's pattern follows that in the NAES book Cycle of Prayer for Episcopal Schools, Second Edition, with adjustments made for occasions with variable dates. Shop NAES to purchase a paperback copy of the book, which includes additional prayers for other occasions and for use with young children.
The newest addition to the NAES Principles of Good Practice series is now available. A key read for all chaplains.
A Monday-morning email message to member heads of school, chaplains, and rectors from the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, our executive director.
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This series outlines best practices in critical areas of Episcopal school life, including: Episcopal identity, governance in parish day schools, leadership transitions, the study of religion, chapel and worship, equity and justice, and school ministry. Excellent for discussion, orientation, training, and as background at times of transition in Episcopal schools.
The Library contains a variety of resources pertaining to the ministry and profession of Episcopal school chaplains and teachers of religion. We recommend that you explore these topics.
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Reasons for Being: The Culture and Character of Episcopal Schools, Second Edition
There are 1,182 Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs.
Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs provided an estimated $212,000,000 in financial aid in 2013-2014.
There are 1,042 parish, cathedral, religious order, and seminary sponsored Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs.
Episcopal schools are found throughout the states, territories, and commonwealths of the United States and in the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, Haiti, and Honduras.
There are 577 Episcopal early childhood education programs.
The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti has 252 schools, the most of any diocese of the Episcopal Church.
There are 3 Episcopal military schools and a fourth school offers an optional JROTC program.
Texas has 121 Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs in 6 dioceses, the most of any U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth.
There are 54 Episcopal secondary schools.
Trinity School, New York City, founded in 1709, is the oldest continually operating Episcopal school.
There are 477 Episcopal elementary and middle schools.
Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs serve over 160,000 students from diverse religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
There are 1,138 Episcopal day schools and early childhood education programs.
Over 28,500 administrators and faculty and staff members work in Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs.
There are 140 diocesan and independent Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs.
There are 74 comprehensive (P-12) Episcopal schools.
On average, 25% of Episcopal school and early childhood program students are Episcopalians.
36 Episcopal schools offer a combination day and boarding program.
NAES was founded in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014-2015.
8 Episcopal schools are boarding only programs.
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