|ISAS||Independent Schools Association of the Southwest|
|Purpose||Encourage, support and develop the highest standards for independent schools in the region|
|SAES||Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools|
|Purpose||Lead, nurture and unify Episcopal schools in order to advance education excellence within the faith community of the Episcopal Church|
|Membership||Only for non-profit schools|
|Rigorous programs of self-study and analysis, investigation by representatives of the organization|
|Met all criteria for membership|
|Christ Episcopal School||Only school in St. Tammany Parish to have membership in both organizations|
|Additional Memberships||National Association of Episcopal Schools, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Middle School Association|
|Links||www.isasw.org and www.swaes.org|
Christ Episcopal School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES). ISAS is a voluntary membership association of 82 private schools located in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The purpose is to encourage, support and develop the highest standards for independent schools in the region. The mission of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools is to lead, to nurture, and to unify Episcopal schools in order to advance educational excellence within the faith community of the Episcopal Church. Accreditation by these organizations means that the school has undergone a rigorous program of self-study and analysis, has been investigated by representatives of the organization and has met the criteria for membership.
Christ Episcopal is the only school in St. Tammany Parish that is accredited by either of these organizations. Membership in both ISAS and SAES is open only to schools that are not-for-profit.
Grounded in self-study and peer evaluation, the process of accreditation is a valuable one, enabling schools to develop and pursue clearly defined goals and objectives for the future. Accreditation addresses institutional integrity and resource management while respecting differences in school populations, missions, and cultures. Accreditation must be renewed every ten years. Christ Episcopal was reaccredited during the 2011-2012 school year.
In addition to accreditation by the above organizations, CES holds membership in the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.