School Leaders Forum

November 16-18, 2023
St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville, MD


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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.

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.

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

"Thank you for this opportunity to witness truth, goodness, and beauty and to learn how to cultivate virtue and wisdom into all that we do . . and into the hearts and souls of our students."

"This workshop was a chance to see classical education at its full potential. I saw firsthand what my school is doing well, as well as what we can continue to improve."

"Being able to observe the practicality of what Catholic liberal education looks like in practice has been so valuable to me. It has been such a joy to be able to learn from and also network with others here."

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