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Every year, the Institute schedules several School Leaders Forums at ICLE flagship member schools so that visitors can see Catholic liberal arts education in practice. Registrants observe classes, speak with faculty, and participate in seminars and workshops on various aspects of running a Catholic classical liberal arts school with special emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy.
This year’s Forum will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, an ICLE Premier Member School. In 2011, Our Lady of Lourdes had just 90 students and was on the brink of closing. Now the school has two campuses and a wait list. ICLE is delighted to share the wisdom of these educators with other school leaders and teachers through this event.
SCHEDULE: The program begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a one-day visit to the flagship school on Friday. Participants take a tour of the school and have the opportunity to visit classes in session and to talk with the school’s faculty members about their experience of teaching in a Catholic classical liberal arts school. On Friday evening, participants have the opportunity to meet and talk with school leaders and faculty members at dinner. Saturday features seminars and workshops on various aspects of transitioning to and running a Catholic classical liberal arts school with special emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy. The program concludes by 3 p.m.
COST: $750 per person (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 2 registrants per school. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.
Partial, needs-based scholarships are available for vowed religious and educators interested in participating in this program. Please contact office@
Please note: 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.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2021 SCHOOL LEADERS FORUM AT ST. JEROME ACADEMY