Society for Classical Learning

The Society for Classical Learning exists to cultivate human flourishing by making classical Christian education thrive.

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⭐️ Last Chance: Early Bird & Hotel Rates for East Coast Symposium 2024! ⭐️
🎓 Where: Heritage Preparatory School, Atlanta, GA
🗓 When: Feb 23-24 | Early Bird & Hotel Deadline: Feb 2nd, TODAY

Dive into leadership excellence with seasoned experts at our symposium designed for heads, boards, & teams in classical Christian education.

Secure your early bird rate ($339 members/$359 non-members) and special hotel rate at The Starling ($179/night) before they expire!

Don't miss out on actionable insights from Leslie Moeller, Travis Koch, Matt Skinner, and more...

Register now!


Our early-bird ticket and hotel rate deadline for the East Coast Symposium ends this Friday, February 2.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to save big on ticket and hotel pricing.

See what others had to say about their experience: "The quality of speakers and participants was top-notch. The symposium sessions were highly relevant, and networking opportunities helped me tremendously. I left feeling refreshed and invigorated." - Libby Farmen, Head of School, Wonderview Classical School, Lincoln, NE

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ClassReach is teaming up with the Society for Classical Learning to help Board Members and Head of Schools learn together!

Apply today for a scholarship and attend this workshop free of charge.

Click here: to learn more and apply now.


Catch the Early Bird special for the 2024 East Coast Symposium and join fellow educators in strengthening their school's head and board relationship. Secure your spot for $339 as an SCL member, or $359 for non-members. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow in Atlanta. Act fast to secure the lowest price!

Click here: to learn more and register now.


SCL Summer Conference 2024 Breakout Session Applications are now open!

The Society for Classical Learning is looking for excellent educators, administrators, and professionals to share their knowledge, encouragement, and practical wisdom through breakout sessions at our summer conference. This is an opportunity for you to build up the classical Christian movement through the instruction of other like-minded professionals seeking to grow in their craft and understanding. Apply through our website: by February 2, 2024.

Have questions? Contact Sarah Spencer at [email protected].


Winter Blues Special
Need a pick-me-up as winter weather blankets the land? Join like-minded peers for any of 16 specialized winter workshops, each one led by a proven classical Christian educator. Nothing beats the doldrums more than:
- New friends to walk alongside you
- Practical help to make your work easier
- Knowledgeable guidance from a mentor

Visit our website to learn more and register today!


A special thanks to Class Reach for booking their sponsor spot at the 2024 Summer Conference!

Want to join us at the next Summer Conference? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


More sponsors have booked their spots at the 2024 Summer Conference!

A special thanks to Civitas Tours, St. John's College, Memoria Press, Polymnia Education, Oklahoma Baptist University, Clayborne Test Prep, and The Trinity Forum.

Want to join us at the next Summer Conference? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


Five more sponsors have booked their spots at the 2024 Summer Conference! A special thanks to NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals), Civitas Tours, Polymnia Education, Glavé & Holmes Architecture, and Benedictus Art. Want to join us at the next Summer Conference? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


A special thanks to Eighth Day Books for booking their spot at the 2024 Summer Conference! Here's what they have to say:

"Eighth Day Books has specialized in classic books across the disciplines of art, science, and the humanities since 1988, when we first opened our store in Wichita, Kansas. From the beginning, we have not been a typical independent bookstore; we eschew the trendy, and do not carry books solely based on their saleability. Instead, we're selective, offering an eccentric community of books based on this organizing principle: if a book (be it literary, scientific, historical, or theological) sheds light on ultimate questions in an excellent way, then it's a worthy candidate for inclusion in our catalog.

A conference display such as SCL’s, is a curated selection from our already curated inventory at our store. We choose books to support the work and words of the speakers as well as the over-all themes of the event. Come to SCL this summer, and see."

Interested in becoming a summer sponsor? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


A special thanks to Veritas Press for booking their spot at the 2024 Summer Conference! Want to join us? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


A special thanks to Summit Ministries for booking their spots at the 2024 Summer Conference! Want to join us? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


Big congrats to Saint Constantine College for booking their spots at the 2024 Summer Conference! Want to join us? Contact Lauren Key at [email protected].


Arcadia Education, an organization helping leaders love their operations as much as they love their mission, is supporting Cornerstone Schools in their search for an experienced classical school leader who can transform one of their K-5 schools into a high-quality classical school and teach other principals how to replicate such success. Madison-Carver Academy is located at 19900 McIntyre St., Detroit, MI 48219. For inquiries about the principal position, please contact David Denton, Managing Consultant, at [email protected] or
(214) 543-6003.

Arcadia Education is a valued SCL Gold Level Partner. Interested in learning more about Partners and Sponsors for SCL? Send us a message and let us know how we can connect.

Email: [email protected]


A special shout-out to Reformation Bible College, New St. Andrews College, and Entourage Yearbooks for securing their spots at the 2024 Summer Conference!

Would you like to join them and us for our biggest conference yet? Reach out to Lauren Key for more information!

Email: [email protected]


COHORT: Athletic Directors Cohort with Beck Brydon

🗓️ Starts September 12th, every second Tuesday, 7-8:30 AM CST.

🏆 Elevate your leadership in school athletics with Beck Brydon's year-long mentorship group.

🤝 Connect with current and aspiring Athletic Directors in Classical Christian schools. Share best practices, solve challenges, and build lasting relationships.

👨‍🏫 Beck Brydon brings 17 years of experience as a Director of Athletics, now serving as Varsity Head Football Coach and Director of Student Impact. An Executive Board Member of TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools).

Don't miss out on this opportunity to lead athletics effectively!

Register Now:


COHORT: Singapore Math Leadership with Dr. Mo Gaffney

🗓️ Starting September 13, this cohort meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 3:30-5:00 PM EST.

🧮 Transform your math teaching from rote memorization to deep understanding with Singapore Math!

🌍 Discover one of the world's top elementary math programs, according to international studies (TIMSS). This cohort empowers classical Christian grammar school and math leaders already implementing Singapore Math or those considering the change.

🔗 Collaborate with peers, share challenges, and find solutions.

👩‍🏫 Dr. Mo Gaffney, a seasoned educator with 20+ years of experience, leads the way with expertise in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. She's a consultant, professor, workshop leader, and national conference presenter.

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WORKSHOP: How to Lead Great Seminar Discussions with Andrew Zwerneman

🔍 How do you turn a lackluster seminar into an engaging and thoughtful discussion? Join our workshop with Andrew Zwerneman, president and co-founder of Cana Academy, to find out how.

📅 Dates: 6-WK, 1-HR Sessions @ 7:30PM CST:
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 24

🔹 Learn seminar fundamentals and best practices.
📚 Explore leading discussions on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and history.
📖 Apply skills with classic literature samples.
📜 Short readings assigned for each session.

💻 Register Now:



Are you eager to expand your knowledge, gain fresh insights, and acquire practical skills in a condensed and impactful format?

Look no further than our Equipping Workshops! Whether you're an administrator, teacher, parent, leader, or department head, these workshops are tailored to meet your specific classical Christian needs and equip you for your new school year.

View of all our workshops and learn more here:

Photos from Society for Classical Learning's post 06/17/2023

SCL Summer Conference: Day Two

Day two in the books! Thank you to our plenary speakers: Joseph Pearce, Kelly Kapic, and our guest singer: Sandra McCracken! We've received great feedback so far, and our affinity group reception and following concert were a huge success.
Next up for Day Three:
Savannah Kimberlin will open the day at 8 am, followed by two rounds of breakout sessions. Let's finish this year strong and inspired.

Don't forget to tag us in your conference photos!

Let us know your favorite part of the conference.

Photos from Society for Classical Learning's post 06/14/2023

We are all set up and ready for you here in Dallas to kick off this year's Summer Conference!

As our pre-conference sessions get under way, there's still limited time left to buy virtual tickets for our main conference starting tomorrow.

Virtual tickets are only $99. Click here: to register.


What does faithful cultural stewardship and engagement look like for classical Christian educators? For our schools? For our students?

Join us as we learn how to Redeem the Time and find ways we can speak into the troubling milieu with clarity, purpose and hope.

Can’t join us in Dallas?
Join us virtually.

Final week discount: Every virtual ticket is only $99.

Each virtual ticket includes:
- Access to all breakout and plenary sessions.
- Over 80 workshops available live or on demand through the Whova app.
- Enjoy the sessions for 90 days after the conference, perfect for fall in-service training!

Click here: to visit our conference website, see all of our amazing speakers, and register now!


Join us at the SCL Annual Summer Conference: "Redeem the Time"!
📅 June 14-17, 2023
📍Dallas, TX & Virtual
There's Still Time to Join Us Virtually!

🔍 Presidents' Panel - View From the Top: Leadership Lessons from Higher Education
- Beck Taylor - President, Samford University
- Pano Kanelos - President, University of Austin
- Jeremy Tate - President, Classic Learning Test
- Hosted by Eric Cook - President, Society for Classical Learning

Engage in thought-provoking discussions with these distinguished leaders in higher education:
1️⃣ Embracing a Christ-centered approach in challenging times: How do you redeem the time and maintain hope in your respective roles?
2️⃣ Navigating public issues without politicizing: Share your strategies for addressing public concerns while upholding classical, Christian principles.
3️⃣ Balancing educational and political aims: Explore the essential principles that school leaders should employ to stay focused on education.
4️⃣ Modeling faithful Christian engagement: Discover ways to inspire our communities, especially students, through faithful Christian engagement.
5️⃣ Bonus: Essential leadership lessons on addressing sensitive cultural issues impacting your community.

Join us for enlightening conversations and gain valuable insights from experienced leaders.

🎟 Register now:
- Explore our conference website
- Don't miss out on the incredible lineup of speakers

Let's redeem the time and lead with wisdom in the ever-changing landscape of education. See you there!


📅 SCL National Summer Conference: Redeem the Time
📍Dallas, TX | June 14-17th, 2023 ☀️

As a virtual ticket holder, enjoy three months of access, ideal for Fall in-service training. Join us virtually from anywhere in the world, and watch all sessions live or later on at your own convenience:

- Discover the wisdom to navigate today's challenges and opportunities at
the SCL National Summer Conference.
- Be inspired by captivating plenary speakers, 80+ workshops, and on-
demand access through our Whova app.
- Gain empowering insights to navigate the educational landscape.

Host your own watch party and foster connections within your school community. For just $150 per ticket, our Virtual Group Ticket Pricing makes collective learning accessible.

Register now by clicking here: to secure your spot and explore our conference website.

Together, let's ignite hope, cultivate inspiration, and make a lasting impact in classical education. Join us as we redeem the time!


Join us at the Society for Classical Learning's annual Summer Conference, "Redeem the Time," from June 14-17th, 2023, and explore enlightening pre-conferences like the following Liberating Arts pre-conference.

Featuring: Jeff Bilbro, Joe Clair, Joelle Hodge, Steve Prince & Phillip Donnelly

📚SESSION 1: The Liberating Arts: The Big Questions
Discover the true value of studying the liberal arts. Join Jeff Bilbro and Joe Clair as they address common concerns about the perceived elitism and cost of a liberal arts education. Gain insights on how teachers and administrators can respond to questions from prospective students and parents. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the transformative power of the liberal arts.

✨SESSION 2: Women in the Great Books
In this workshop, Joelle Hodge will walk you through how to draw from Women in the Tradition, providing a list of resources, guidance on how to use those resources, and sample lesson plan ideas.

🎨SESSION 3: Teaching Art as Liberal Art
Unleash the true potential of art education. Join artist Steve Prince as he challenges conventional approaches and explores how students can actively integrate their art to foster human connection. Discover new ways to infuse vitality into your art instruction and prepare to be inspired.

🔓SESSION 4: Freedom to Participate: The Intersection of Liberal Arts and Manual Arts
Escape the grasp of digital distraction through a liberal arts education. Join Phillip J. Donnelly as he unveils the connection between the liberal arts, manual arts, and fine arts. Discover how a holistic approach to knowledge-for-making enhances our ability to participate in the world around us. Don't miss this insightful session on reclaiming freedom in the digital age.

Click here: to see our full list of speakers and register now!


Memorial Day Virtual Ticket Sale!

Discover faithful cultural stewardship and engagement for classical Christian educators, schools, and students in Dallas at the SCL's Summer Conference: Redeem the Time.

Explore the challenges and opportunities of the current cultural moment with a group of thoughtful scholars and educators. Learn to walk in wisdom, redeem the time, and engage with clarity, purpose, and hope.

Drawing from the Great Tradition, we'll delve into our cultural context, finding the good, and empowering our schools to make a positive impact.
🌟 Don't miss our Memorial Day Sale for the SCL Summer Conference!

Regular price: $199 per virtual ticket. Sale price for groups of 15 or more: ONLY $99 per ticket!

Each virtual ticket includes:
- Access to all breakout and plenary sessions.
- Over 80 workshops available live or on demand through the Whova app.
- Enjoy the sessions for 90 days after the conference, perfect for fall in-service training!

📅 Sale lasts through May 30th!

Click here: to visit our website and purchase your tickets now!


📣 Join us at the Society for Classical Learning’s annual Summer Conference, Redeem the Time, from June 14-17th! Don't miss the all-day pre-conference on Wednesday, June 14th.

Here's a sneak peek at Brad Layland and Jason Smith’s Fundraising Practicum pre-conference:

🔶 Session 1: Key Principles of Fundraising
🔶 Session 2: The Taking Donors Seriously® Framework
🔶 Session 3: Deep Dive into Prospects
🔶 Session 4: Deep Dive into Leadership

🎙 Meet Brad Layland, CEO of The FOCUS Group! With over 20 years of fundraising expertise, Brad has led successful campaigns for organizations like Dallas Theological Seminary and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Don't miss his insights and strategies for effective fundraising.

Click here: to register now and learn from industry experts to enhance your fundraising skills and make a lasting impact. See you at the Conference! ✨


Don't miss the opportunity to dive into the world of Collaborative Schools at the SCL Summer Conference: Redeem the Time, taking place June 14-17th! Join us Wednesday, June 14th, for an all-day pre-conference event. Check out just one of our many options below:

Collaborative Schools Pre-Conference
Led by: Neil Anderson, Bret Billman, Jef Fowler & Starrla Fowler

🏫 Opening: Recognizing the Quiddity of Your School
- Gain insights into the unique qualities and essence of your school
- Discover how to leverage these qualities for success

Session 1: Board Leadership...Beginning with the What & the Why
- Learn essential principles of effective board leadership
- Understand the importance of a clear vision and purpose

Session 2: Creating Thick Culture in a Collaborative School
- Explore strategies to foster a strong and cohesive school culture
- Cultivate an environment that encourages collaboration and growth

Session 3: Visionary and Executive Head of School Leadership
- Gain insights into the crucial role of visionary leadership
- Learn strategies for effective executive leadership in a collaborative school setting

Session 4: Developing Leadership Teams (B- & C-rings) Around the Vision
- Discover how to build strong leadership teams that align with the school's vision
- Learn effective techniques for developing and empowering team members
- Join us for these enriching sessions and unlock the potential of your collaborative school model.

Click here: to visit the conference website, see all of our amazing speakers, and secure your spot today. Hurry, before hotel rooms sell out!


📅 Save the date for the SCL Summer Conference, Redeem the Time, from June 14-17th! Join us Wednesday, June 14th, for an all-day pre-conference event. Check out just one of our many options below:

Keith McCurdy
Session: Fragile Students and Fearful Parents
How Did We Get Here and What Can We Do About It?

🔍 Session 1: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?
- Explore the current state of emotional dysfunction among students.
- Understand the influence of the Therapeutic Mindset on students and educators.
- Discover the implications for interacting with parents and the community.

🌱 Session 2: What Does Healthy Child Development Look Like?
- Examine the "Model of Healthy Child Development" and its key factors.
- Recognize the crucial role of a stable family structure.
- Guide children from being consumers to contributors for their overall well-being.

💡 Session 3: Practical Application in the Classroom/School.
- Foster healthy "Identity Formation" in students.
- Explore practical strategies for supporting growth in the classroom.
- Establish a healthy connection with students while maintaining professional boundaries.

💪 Session 4: Dealing With Struggling or Difficult People.
- Learn constructive engagement techniques with parents and students.
- Navigate conflict-driven situations with support for healthy "Identity Formation."
- Collaborate effectively with parents during disagreements.

Click here: to visit our conference website, see all of our knowledgeable speakers, and purchase your conference tickets now!

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