High School Leaders Forum

FEBRUARY 18-21, 2025
Ville de Marie Academy (Scottsdale, AZ) and St. Mary's Catholic High School (Phoenix, AZ)


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The High School Leaders Forum opens the doors to an ICLE flagship school to give educators an opportunity to see Catholic liberal arts education in practice at an upper school (high school). Registrants observe classes, speak with faculty, and participate in seminars and workshops on various aspects of transitioning into, launching, and running a Catholic liberal arts school with special emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy. Due to the limited size of the program, the number of registrants from each school is limited to five.


The program begins at 6:30 p.m. on day one with check-in, a welcome reception, and an introductory talk, followed by a day of observation at the host High School on day two. Participants have the opportunity to observe classes and speak with faculty members about their experience of teaching in a Catholic classical liberal arts high school. That evening, participants meet and talk with school leaders and faculty members at dinner. Day three features 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 concludes by 3 p.m. on day three. We strongly encourage participants to attend the full program.

COST FOR 2024:

$795 per person

The $795 registration cost includes all program sessions and materials, and all lunches, dinners, and refreshments, beginning with the opening evening welcome reception and concluding with lunch on day three. Breakfast is not included.


Title funds (federal monies administered by your Local Educational Agency) may be available to help offset participant costs related to this event. Past participants in this event have successfully secured title funding. Please review some helpful information here.


A limited number of partial, needs-based scholarships are reserved specifically for clergy and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. If you are a member of the clergy or a vowed religious interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.


Participants are responsible for their own travel and overnight accommodations.


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.


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.


Please contact Program Manager Megan Fassero with questions: mfassero@CatholicLiberalEducation.org.

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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