How to Build Up Heads of Schools: What Should They Know?

As a leader of classical Christian school, a principal or head of school must know something of the common art of organizational leadership and must also model an ongoing study of the liberal arts and great books. The head of school need not be a scholar or veteran teacher but certainly should be a serious and regular student. In this seminar, we will note the essential qualities needed to lead a school but will focus mainly on the essential knowledge of classical Christian education with which every school leaders should be familiar–which includes the history and philosophy of classical education, the development of the classical curriculum of the liberal arts, science, and the great books, and perennial principles of pedagogy. We will discuss the practical ways by which new school leaders can master this essential knowledge of the classical tradition of education.

Dr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the director at the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools and the former board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.