In keeping with the need to highlight the role that Episcopal identity plays in all aspects of school life, NAES has developed this set of Principles of Good Practice for the Study of Religion in Episcopal Schools. They are intended to:
- Support the efforts of all schools to come to a clearer understanding of what can be a difficult task of placing and valuing the academic study of religion within the broader perspective of the total curriculum;
- Help departments of religion, chaplains, rectors, deans of faculty, and directors of studies to assess the quality of instruction, determine areas of improvement within this academic discipline, and help measure the scope and sequence of offerings against a larger perspective;
- Assist schools when searching for new chaplains or teachers of religion as they consider candidates and determine what they want from those persons who will join their colleagues in this capacity.