Principles of Good Practice for Chapel and Worship in Episcopal Schools

Approved by the NAES Governing Board in April 2011, this document highlights the crucial components of a comprehensive, meaningful, and age-appropriate approach to worship and chapel in Episcopal schools as reflected in the Association's diverse membership. NAES urges all schools to use them as part of the context in which they formulate and assess this most crucial expression of their Episcopal identity. Read More »

Episcopal Identity 2.0

Today, “2.0” is used throughout the education world to signal a transformational reinvention of schooling. Similarly, Episcopal schools are exploring how best to live out their core values in the context of a changing social and religious landscape.

Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Young Children

Episcopal early childhood and elementary programs can nurture the spiritual lives of children first by recognizing that young children are spiritual beings and then by giving their spiritual development the same attention and care as language development, motor skills, or social-emotional growth. How might we do this?

Installation of a New Head of School

Three sample orders of service for the installation of a new Head of School from: Christ Episcopal School, Rockville, MD; Grace Episcopal Day School, Kensington, MD; and St. Anne's School of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD.

Welcoming a New Head of School

Completing the search for a new head of school is only the beginning of a successful leadership transition. Once the appointment is announced an equally important phase begins: welcoming and supporting the school’s new leader. The head of school is the school board’s sole employee and, as such, it is the board’s responsibility to integrate the new head into the community. Here are some key considerations for a smooth and graceful transition.

A Prayer Service in a Time of Deep Sadness

The order of service for the December 17, 2012 prayer service at St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middletown, DE. The Episcopal elementary school service, organized by the Rev. Edgar Garland Taylor, chaplain, was held in response to the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown, CT.

A Prayer Service

The order of service for the December 17, 2012 prayer service at St. Richard's Episcopal School, Indianapolis, IN. The Episcopal elementary school service, organized by the Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards, chaplain, was held in response to the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown, CT.

School Chaplaincy

The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., on the chaplain's role in bringing together church and school on both the institutional and personal levels. Read More »