Classical Education Structured for Special Needs

Heather Lloyd

Heather Lloyd aided in the foundation of the Conservatory of Music at New Saint Andrews College, she has founded several Christian and Classical K-12 schools across the nation, and a variety of programs that accommodate special needs students at existing Classical schools. Among these projects is The Jubilee School, which is a private, Christian school located in Moscow Idaho that is steeped in Classical pedagogy. The Jubilee School facilitates students that, traditionally, have a more difficult time integrating into conventional Christian Schools. These students, whether they have special needs, are advanced for their age, or are neuro-typical, work together in the classroom for a synergistic learning experience that isn’t just Classical, but also enables Romans 15:1 to happen inside the classroom—where the strong take care of the weak. Heather is the founding partner and the Executive Administrator of Concordis Education Partners whose vision is to equip start-up schools, schools transitioning to the Classical method, and existing Classical schools with the tools needed to make their students, teachers, and administration successful. Working hand-in-hand with its partner schools, Concordis has helped institutions across the country uphold the premise that excellent education should serve all.