Do you wonder how we apply virtue to truly difficult situations?
As leaders, how do we bring order out of chaos?
As teachers, what is authority? And how does a person come to have it?
How do we best remember the Christian past?
Wouldn't it be great to gather to discuss these complex questions together?


about the retreat

A rich tradition for more than a decade, the Fall Retreat gathers the best minds in classical Christian education for both contemplation and practical leadership discussion. Join us in Richmond, Virginia this year as we apply the wisdom and discernment God has for us as leaders and teachers of classical Christian schools. Features:

  • Deep, discussion-based time together in small group settings.
  • Like-minded conversation and time with peers eager to join the conversation with you.
  • Relaxed retreat setting in historic Richmond, VA.
  • A tailored experience just for you and/or your team.
  • Quality time gleaning from the leaders in the classical, Christian movement


Academic leaders, faculty, heads of school, administrators – all come together for three days, enjoying time together and also focused time in their own groups.  

  • The Arete group is a gathering of heads of school and administrators who want to grow as leaders. 
  • The Alcuin group is a gathering of academic leaders and faculty who enjoying discussing the philosophy of classical education

retreat snapshot

Wednesday – Saturday
October 27-29, 2022
Richmond, Virginia
Veritas School


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Session I
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Session II
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Session III: Case Study
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Catered Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Session IV
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Session V: Case Study
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
5:30 pm


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Session I: Remembering the Christian Past
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Session II: Work Group Assignments
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Session III: Work Groups
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Catered Lunch
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Session IV: Work Group Discussion
12:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Dinner on the Town*


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Session I
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Session II: Discussion & Wrap-Up
10:15 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am

*SCL will coordinate groups, reservations, and restaurants as needed – just let us know, or sign up at the event to join a group.

Bring your spouse and make it a getaway or come alone and be welcomed by like-minded peers in a tailored-for-you retreat setting.

River city at Its Finest

There’s no one-size-fits all here. Seven destinations, each with their own personality and flavor, make up the eclectic Richmond Region. From urban bustle to small town charm, from river life to nightlife, a visit here is as diverse as the people you’ll meet along the way.

Right here in the Richmond Region, an eclectic culture has popped up through the cobblestones. Murals cover the walls of local restaurants and shops. Major art museums draw national attention. Food is an art here, too. In fact, National Geographic put us on their list of the world’s – yep, the world’s — “top 10 places to travel for food.” 


  • Famous Richmond street art covering nearly every wall of downtown.
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
  • Top 10 food city in the world
  • 7 remarkable cultural districts


Linden Row Inn

Linden Row Inn was lovingly restored in 1988 as a full-service Inn. The original architecture was meticulously maintained and most of the rooms are furnished with authentic antique pieces from the middle and late 1800’s. Today, the hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed by Savara Properties Inc. The property is regarded as the nation’s best surviving row of Greek revival architecture.

Book at Linden Row below for an SCL discounted rate of $179 a night.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown Richmond

We’re in the heart of the action in Richmond, half a mile from the convention center and two blocks from the State Capitol. Virginia Commonwealth University and a wide variety of downtown restaurants and bars are all within a mile. Hot breakfast and WiFi are on us.

Book at Hampton Inn below for an SCL discounted rate of $229 a night.

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