Head of School
(Year Two)

About the cohort

HOS Coaching Cohort Year Two follows much of the same flow as Year One but going deeper into the main categories of school leadership. The topics outlined in the syllabus will be covered.  In addition, we will also have a reading recommendation each month to add to our discussion. That could be a book, portion of a book, or article/essay.  Finally, various specialty webinars will take place throughout the year.

Meeting Date and Time: This cohort will begin mid-September. The day of the week is TBD based on enrollment. It will meet on a weekday afternoon from 3:30- 5pm EST.

Meet Your Cohort Leader​

Keith Nix has served as the Head of School at Veritas since 2010. Mr. Nix has served as Chairman of the Board of Society for Classical Learning (SCL), Vice Chairman of the Board of Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS), and President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test (CLT). He consults and coaches classical Christian school boards and leaders and currently teaches at Gordon College in their Graduate Leadership Program, equipping Classical Christian school leaders. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, Keith was a board member, and then later Head of School at The Westminster School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a founding Arête Fellow and facilitated the Arete Fellowship for many years. Prior to working in classical Christian schools, Keith was President of Nixgroup, a boutique consulting firm working with start-up and early stage organizations and businesses. Mr. Nix enjoys tennis, golf, and great books. He is married to Kim, an accomplished artist; the Nixes have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Keith Nix
Head of School, Veritas

Cohort Syllabus

  • Growing as a liberal artist
  • Our Biblical and ancient roots
  • Current best practices
  • The Annual Agenda re-visited
  • HOS well-being
  • The HOS and time
  • Leading with a limp
  • Building a high-performance leadership team
  • Accountability & performance evaluation
  • Defining the ideal
  • Helping your board take the right next step(s)
  • Deepening your board’s vision
  • Education and enculturation programs
  • Finding and developing culture-makers
  • Parent engagement and involvement
  • Building a development office/team
  • Cultivating and stewarding major donors
  • Building an Advisory Council
  • Schole
  • Arts and Athletics philosophy and practice
  • Keys to student life and experience
  • Becoming the expert you need to be
  • Staying ahead of you board
  • The Strategic Financial Plan



$ 2,499
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • Monthly Payment Options Available

Joining a cohort

In order to keep group sizes small, and maximize effectiveness, groups are limited in size (typically 10-12) and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to commit to the work and engagement involved.
Due to the limited size, some individuals will be waitlisted until there are enough applicants to form a new group. Also, a minimum of six participants are needed for each group to make.


Please reach out to Sarah Spencer at sarah@societyforclassicallearning.org