Academic Retreat for Teachers
June 26-29, 2019
Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula, CA
The Academic Retreat for Teachers gives teachers, administrators, and board members a chance to re-kindle their passion for learning while exploring the foundations of Catholic education with colleagues from around the country.
The Retreat is not a workshop, though retreatants do benefit greatly from conversations about each other’s experiences. Rather it gives participants the opportunity to taste Truth as it is found throughout the typical Catholic liberal education curriculum – in Language, History, Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, and Theology. Discuss the emotional conclusion of the Iliad, Pericles and Lincoln’s stirring funeral orations, the trial of Socrates, Augustine’s dramatic conversion story, the elegance of Euclid’s geometry, Descartes’ rejection of classical education, and much more. Small group discussions led by master teachers will foster encounters with the great traditions and with fellow participants.
The Academic Retreat is intended for those Catholic educators who want to ponder the depth and breadth of a curriculum alive with Catholic wisdom and experience the joy of a vibrant Catholic learning community.
Space is limited and the retreat has sold out the last two years. The program begins on Wednesday evening and ends Saturday at lunch.
– Member: $675
– Non-Member: $725
Please note that cancellations received at least 60 days in advance of the event will be honored with a full refund. Cancellations received at least 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance will receive no refund.
The Academic Retreat for Teachers can be customized and brought on site for an entire faculty. Contact us for more details.