School Leaders Forum

March 30-April 1, 2023
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Denver, CO


Registration is currently full. To sign up for the wait list, please click the “Register” button at the top of this page.

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 or call 844-425-3832 to inquire about scholarships or any additional information about this program.

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.



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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