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Enrollment Management: A Case Study in Attrition and Retention (PART 2)

Enrollment and Re-Recruitment: Why do students come to your school? More importantly, why do they stay? Do you know? Are you sure? If not, you are quite possibly jeopardizing your ability to deliver on your mission. Building on the data of the preceding session, we will explore management and teacher strategies that will make a […]

Christian Classical Education as a Mission Strategy in Africa

Africa may be reached by the gospel, but Africans say that Christianity “is 2000 miles wide and a centimeter deep.” In the next 30 years, one out of every two human beings will be born in Africa. Should we not be concerned? That explosive growth – combined with extensive poverty and great educational challenges – […]

Staying Mission True (or Preventing Mission Drift)

Facing mission drift is inevitable unless your school intentionally seeks to and works to remain mission true. Starting from the assumption that classical Christian schools have  a fantastic mission to protect, this session will outline common ways that schools can suffer mission drift and provide practical suggestions for remaining mission true, generation after generation.

Between the Head and the Teachers

Teachers are the hands of the school. Between them and the Head of School, division heads must animate and extend the Head’s vision and leadership to support teachers executing on that vision – and give the Head of School and information and understanding he or she needs to continue to lead the school in fulfilling […]

Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

Over the past year the church has come under increasing attack by a culture that is aggressively rejecting God’s order to reality. These social challenges are clear indications that some of the basic Judeo-Christian beliefs that have guided our culture for centuries have almost completely been eroded. In this context, a classical liberal arts education […]

Why a School without Scholé (Leisure) is No School at All

Our word “school” comes from the Greek word scholé which means leisure, refreshing conversation and activity–or restful learning. Ironically modern, American education is virtually anything but restful and so in a profound sense many American schools have ceased to be schools at all. In this seminar, we will trace the tradition of scholé and explore […]

The Essential Head of School Toolbox

A seminar for heads, and potential heads, that will explore best practices and tools of the trade that will help you shine as you wear your various “hats” as the head of school. There will be plenty of Q & A so don’t hesitate to bring your questions.

Beauty Will Save the School

What role does beauty play in a school’s development? In what ways does attention to beauty help a school fulfill its mission and vision? This seminar will consider the nature of beauty in a school setting, as well as practical means for incorporating beauty at every level of school life.