2016 Pre-Conference (June 15)

Options for the Pre-Conference

Leading the Small School

Led by Eric Cook, Headmaster at Covenant Classical School

The demands of leading a small school are immense and sometimes overwhelming. To lead well requires vision, character, organization and communication. This training will focus on leading the small school successfully so that it doesn’t stay small.

Classical Christian Education 101

Led by Kevin Clark and Andrew Smith of The Geneva School

CCE 101 is designed to engage new teachers, faculty leaders and trainers, and administrators in an extended consideration and discussion of Christian classical pedagogy, curriculum, and philosophy of education. The seminar will be led by two experienced Christian classical educators – academic dean Kevin Clark and upper school director Andrew Smith, both of The Geneva School in Winter Park, FL.


The day is structured around larger sessions exploring the following topics:
  • The teacher and as the curriculum
  • Education as formation
  • Liberal arts and the cultivation of skills, not the coverage of content
  • The role of specific disciplinary studies, such as the sciences
  • How Christian classical education charts an intentional and inspiring course away from modern education

Throughout the day, veteran Christian classical educators will make brief presentations, sharing the experience and insight gained from their work on the ground in Christian Classical schools. The seminar will culminate in a panel discussion led by Dr. Christopher Perrin, where Andrew, Kevin, and the educators who have presented throughout the day will address questions raised by participants throughout the course of the day. 

Best Practices for Boards

Led by Keith Nix, Headmaster at Veritas School

The success of any private school depends upon strong board leadership. This track will  focus on the key tasks and strategies every board needs to practice in order to govern well. Send your entire board or your board leadership for this training. This is an opportunity to learn and discuss best practices from those who lead and love classical Christian schools.