The Anglican School Association supports member schools in fulfilling the spiritual, intellectual, and moral objectives of an Anglican educational program by certifying that established standards to that end have been met and will be sustained by a continuous process of self-evaluation and self-improvement.
What is Anglican Education?
In an Anglican school, students and faculty are constantly being shaped, learning and imbibing moral virtues and the subject matter through imitation and habit, on the basis of daily worship, based on the traditional Books of Common Prayer (1662 & 1928).
Education is most effective when it is closely engaged with the life of the local parish, and an integral component and extension of a wholesome and devout family life, that is actively engaged in the community of an Anglican parish.
In an Anglican school there is a reverence for normative Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. A Biblical curriculum teaches what is true, the Ten Commandments teach what is good, and a unified yearning for the divine teaches what is beautiful. Teaching is not for everyone; a trained, certified, and professional faculty lead students into love for Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
trust & governance
In Holy Baptism parents and sponsors promise to train up their children to learn “the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian to know and believe to his soul’s health.” The Church fulfills her promise by assisting parents in this responsibility. An anglican school serves under the oversight of the Church, as ministry of it, and for the good of her children.
Teachers Society of St. Bede
The school’s board of trustees should be accountable to the parish vestry, or the diocesan trustees, chiefly in matters of financial stability and enforcement of bylaws.
The Head of School (rector or bishop) oversees the character and culture of the school, to ensure its continuing faithful service to the mission of the church.