High School Leaders Forum



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Hosted at an ICLE flagship member school, the High School Leaders Forum gives visitors the opportunity to see Catholic liberal education in practice at the high school level. The 2023 Spring High School Leaders Forum will be taking place at Martin Saints Classical High School in Oreland, PA. While the Fall High School Leaders Forum showcased a large, diocesan school, the Spring High School Leaders Forum will give participants the opportunity to observe a liberal arts curriculum at a small, independent school.

SCHEDULE: The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday with a welcome reception and introductory talk, followed by a full day of classroom observations on Friday. On Friday evening, participants will be able to meet and talk with school leaders and faculty members at dinner. Saturday will feature seminars and workshops on various aspects of transitioning into, launching, and running a Catholic classical liberal arts high school, with special emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy. The program will conclude by 3 p.m. We strongly encourage attendees to stay for the full program.

COST: $750 per person. Registration fee includes school visit, seminars, workshops, and all lunches, dinners, and snacks during the course of the program. Due to the small program size, there is a limit of 5 registrants per school. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.

A limited number of partial, needs-based scholarships are available for priests and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For all ICLE programs, 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. Please allow up to 30 days for a refund to be processed.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are granted for participation in ICLE workshops, programs, and events. You may request a certificate of attendance for a previous event HERE.

What Past Participants Say

"The High School Leaders Forum provided both the inspiration and practical advice that we need to continue working toward the renewal of authentic Catholic education in the high school grades at our school. These two days probably saved us years of work!"

"This was an inspiring and eye opening conference on how a true classical school operates. A conference like this should be mandatory for all teachers and staff of schools transitioning or thinking of transitioning to a classical education."

"The Forum provided me with the opportunity to observe an intentionally Catholic, integrated, classical school AND hear from every category of stakeholders with the result that I left with inspiration and energy to contemplate how to take the next steps to lead my school forward."

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