The Idea of an Episcopal School

This pamphlet offers one school's definition and exploration of what makes an Episcopal school Episcopal. An important starting point for discussion of this topic in your school, this title is perfect for use in admission and public relations packets; and in student, parent, faculty/staff, board handbooks and training sessions. Read More »

Weekly Meditations: 2014-2017

Begun in September 2011, the Weekly Meditation is a regular email from the Reverend Daniel R. Heischman, executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, to the Association’s member heads, rectors, and chaplains. Oftentimes, they are forwarded to greater constituencies within school communities. NAES is delighted to publish these pieces from this endeavor’s second three school years (2014-2017) in this volume, making them available to the wider school community and The Episcopal Church. Read More »

About Episcopal Schools

This full color brochure includes a discussion of the principal qualities that distinguish a school as Episcopal; facts and figures about Episcopal schools; a map showing the geographic distribution of Episcopal schools; and information about the Association.

Weekly Meditations: 2011-2014

Begun in September 2011, the Weekly Meditation is a regular email from the Reverend Daniel R. Heischman, executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, to the Association’s member heads, rectors, and chaplains. Oftentimes, they are forwarded to greater constituencies within school communities. NAES is delighted and, in fact, honored to publish these pieces from this endeavor’s first three school years (2011-2014) in this volume, making them available to the wider school community and The Episcopal Church. Read More »

Principles of Good Practice for School Ministry in Episcopal Schools

The ministry of a school chaplain, in Episcopal schools, is both a time-honored one, as well as one that currently exists amidst a great deal of change. Adopted by the NAES Governing Board in 2016, this document highlights the potential for school chaplaincy and serves as a resource for a school for the evaluation of the chaplain position, as a vehicle for the review of Episcopal identity, and an aid in formulating a position description and search tool for a new chaplain. This title is available only in bundles of 25 copies. Prices are per bundle. Read More »

Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice in Episcopal Schools

By weaving the principles of equity and justice into the very fabric of the school’s overall life, Episcopal schools ensure that their missions are built on the sure foundation of a Christian love that guides and challenges all who attend our schools to build lives of genuine meaning, purpose and service. Adopted by the NAES Governing Board in 2013, this document outlines ideals to which Episcopal schools aspire. It is intended to assist Episcopal schools of all sizes and constellations in their efforts to develop meaningful programs, policies, and curricula, and serves as a useful tool for the ongoing assessment of this work. Read More »

Reasons for Being: The Culture and Character of Episcopal Schools, Second Edition

Reasons for Being: The Culture and Character of Episcopal Schools, first published in 1997, is a collection of essays on foundational, mission-related topics central to Episcopal school identity, governance, and leadership. Newly updated in 2010 and written by Episcopal school leaders and NAES staff members, the fifteen essays examine: the mission and Anglican ethos of Episcopal schools; the history of Episcopal schools and their relationship to the Episcopal Church; the head of school's role; the school as a spiritual community; chapel and worship; religious studies; religious pluralism; early childhood education; community service; and Episcopal schools as just communities. Each essay includes suggested questions for discussion and reflection. Read More »