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Education with purpose
The Society for Classical Learning (SCL) has existed since the mid-1990s to facilitate and encourage thinking and discussion among professionals associated with Christ-centered education in the liberal arts tradition. The Society provides a forum where educators can share wisdom, experience, and ideas as they deepen their understanding of classical theory into everyday, real-world education. The Society is committed to historic Christianity as expressed in the Nicene Creed and to exploring the relationship of Christ to the broader culture.
The Society for Classical Learning exists to foster human flourishing by making classical Christian education thrive
The ancient world has much to offer us today in thinking about how we might best teach and encourage young people toward virtue, wisdom, and truth. The SCL works together with classicists, teachers, and lifelong learners to ensure that the great heritage of Western civilization is preserved, cherished, and handed on to the next generation.
Mission & Vision
we are classical
The SCL is rooted in The Great Tradition, using its wisdom and virtue to raise up the next generation.
We are christian
The SCL is grounded in the historic Christian faith as expressed in the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds.
We Lead leaders
The SCL seeks to be the leader in the classical Christian education movement by focusing on leading leaders.
What if education wasn't first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?
James K.A. Smith
What We Do
MAKE A START TODAY!
Join a connected community of classical Christian thought leaders, including heads of school, board members, marketing and admissions directors, development and fundraising directors, academic deans, grammar and upper school heads, and teachers. Don’t go it alone!
Get full access to SCL’s Resource Library, containing decades of audio and video recordings with rich content relative to daily life and work in our schools.
Also, receive discounts to all in-person and online events, including the Annual Conference, Fall Retreat, Winter Symposium, and Cohorts.
We are partnering with you to help your school thrive!
BETTER LEADERS MAKE BETTER SCHOOLS
SCL brings more than 20 years of classical Christian experience to assist you and your schools needs.
The Alcuin and Arete Fellowships exist to mentor and train educators and administrators through impactful events, rigorous cohorts, and collaborative research, writing, and study.
Alcuin Fellowship for Educators
Arete Fellowship for Administrators
THE SCL TEAM
THE SCL TEAM IS COMMITTED TO EQUIPPING AND SUPPORTING SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD THRIVE. MEET OUR BOARD AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP.