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

by John Heaton November 9, 2018

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 […]

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Christian Classical Education as a Mission Strategy in Africa

by Karen Elliott November 9, 2018

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 – […]

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Staying Mission True (or Preventing Mission Drift)

by Jean Kim July 21, 2017

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.

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Between the Head and the Teachers

by Craig Doerksen July 16, 2017

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 […]

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Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

by George Sanker June 28, 2015

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 […]

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

by Christopher Perrin June 28, 2015

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 […]

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90 Days, 90 Dads: Finding Meaningful Connection and Insights from Parents in a Growing School

by Davies Owens June 28, 2015

As any school grows in age and numbers there is an increasing risk of parents having less understanding and appreciation for classical Christian education. Parents with a weak understanding of what differentiates a classical Christian school from other choices are more vulnerable to the larger culture and less prepared to create home environments that are […]

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The Essential Head of School Toolbox

by Keith Nix June 28, 2015

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.

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Beauty Will Save the School

by Jamie Cain June 28, 2015

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.

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Forum: The Teacher as Cultivator of Music

by Ken Myers June 26, 2014

Cultivating music is not just the responsibility of music teachers. This panel, led by Ken Meyers, considers the role of music in the mission of classical schoo

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