New Parent Orientation

Why new parent Orientation? To emphasize the mission and the vision of the school. Review the statement of faith and highlight key information in the parent/student handbook. Goal is to remind the parents what they have agreed to do as parents and what they can expect from the school. When do you have the orientation? During the summer before the start of the school year. Ideally, in June, right after the end of the school year or in August before the start of the school year. It’s good to offer two dates since it is a strongly recommended event. How? Start with the plenary session with all the parents to review the school wide information. Take a break with refreshments and then break the groups into different schools. At Geneva School, we had three sections: Preschool, Lower school and Upper school.

Rim Hinckley

Prior to starting The Geneva School of Manhattan, Rim Hinckley taught mathematics at United Nations International School for six years. Along with other Christian believers, she began planning for a classical Christian school in Manhattan in 1995. After a year of planning, praying, pursuing real estate leads, and completing city requirements, Geneva School opened in September 1996 with twenty-two students in three grades. After several years serving as the founder and Head of School, Ms. Hinckley stepped down as full-time headmaster to spend time with her young family. She served on the Board of Trustees for the School until 2011, when she again resumed Head of School responsibilities. Under her leadership, the School has grown to 280 students. Ms. Hinckley serves on the boards of Messiah College and Society of Classical Learning and has previously served on the board of Hope for New York and PAVE Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. She was Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship International from 1996 to 2000. She and her husband Carter Hinckley have two sons, C.J. and Charlie (‘14 and ‘16).

Starting and Growing A Classical Christian School

Join this session to hear from three founding Heads of School from three locations (New York City, San Diego and Waco). Collectively, these three ladies have 50+ years of school leadership experience. They will share why they started their schools, the challenges of running a school and the unique challenges of being female leaders and moms. is session’s format will be a panel discussion with plenty of time for Q&A.

Rim Hinckley

Prior to starting the Geneva School of Manhattan, Rim taught math for 12 years. Along with other believers, she began planning for a classical Christian school in Manhattan in 1995. A er a year of planning, praying, pursuing real estate leads and completing city requirements, e Geneva School of Manhattan opened with 22 students in three grades. A er several years, Rim stepped down to spend time with her young family. She served on the board until 2011, when she resumed Head of School responsibilities. Under her leadership, the school has grown to 280 students and two campuses. Rim also serves on the boards of SCL, PAVE Academy and Messiah College, and has previously served on the board of Hope for New York. She and her husband, Carter, have two sons, C.J. and Charlie.

Jean Kim

Jean has been an educator for more than 20 years, first as a high school history and humanities teacher, then as an educational policy analyst at a Washington D.C. think-tank and then as the owner of a successful a er-school tutoring center. She then founded and became the Head of School at The Cambridge School in San Diego, where she continues to serve in that role. Jean holds a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University, where she completed her teacher preparation, as well. She serves on the SCL board, and enjoys helping classical Christian schools flourish. Jean and her husband, Scott, have three children.

Liz Caddow

A er receiving a bachelor’s degree in business, Liz turned to education, earning her master’s degree in education and a history credential from the University of Southern California. She taught in the California public school system for eight years before founding Trinity Classical Academy. Her passion and leadership have helped Trinity to become one of the fastest growing classical Christian schools in America, having grown from 28 students in grades K-2 in 2001 to its present enrollment of 565 students in grades TK-12. Liz continues to serve as the Head of School at Trinity.