Episcopal School Careers
Are you an independent or public school educator moving to an Episcopal school and wondering what makes a school Episcopal?
Perhaps you’re a seminarian or clergy person thinking about a call to an Episcopal school or to a parish or cathedral with a school. Are you wondering what it might mean for your ministry?
This page is meant as a starting point for your discernment journey. They will provide you with basic information about roles and responsibilities, qualifications, and search processes. They will also point you to key articles and documents we think you’ll find helpful along the way.
The need for motivated and skilled lay and ordained leaders in Episcopal school leaders has never been greater! We invite you to consider a career in our schools.
To be an Episcopal school head is to lead a particular kind of educational community, one that attends to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual development of children of many faiths and backgrounds within the traditions and values of the Episcopal Church.
Episcopal school chaplaincy offers a unique opportunity to minister to people of many ages, faiths, and backgrounds. Chaplains develop and lead school worship, provide pastoral care, develop and teach religious studies classes, and often coordinate or lead service learning and community service initiatives. It is a profound ministry that truly “serves Christ in all persons.”
The study of religion in Episcopal schools is an academic subject. In keeping with the traditions of the Episcopal Church, Episcopal schools use a rigorous, reasoned approach to asking and answering ultimate questions about God, faith, religion, and human spirituality.
Over 1,000 Episcopal parishes and cathedrals sponsor an Episcopal school or early childhood education program. Rectors and deans play a key role in advancing the school’s Episcopal identity and in insuring sound governance practices between parish or cathedral and it’s school. Both are crucial to the health and long term viability of an Episcopal school and its mission.
Episcopal schools serve people of all faiths in a caring community grounded in the traditions and ethos of the Episcopal Church. They are diverse communities that actively seek students, teachers, and administrators from many different backgrounds, traditions, and perspectives. They do so as part of their commitment to excellence in their chosen educational mission.
Episcopal schools are open and inclusive communities grounded in the traditions and values of the Episcopal Church. As such, they seek students, teachers, and administrators from many different backgrounds, traditions, and perspectives.