School Leaders Forum

November 17-19, 2022
St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville, MD


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.

Partial scholarships are available for vowed religious 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

"The School Leaders Forum enabled me to witness the splendor of the liberal arts in action, ponder how it can be reflected in my own teaching, and begin anew to experience wonder and joy in learning. The practical nature and ability to interact with others who are also exploring this was a productive experience also."

"I am deeply invigorated after these three days. To be able to see it in action and speak with the teachers and staff about their lived experiences—well done, ICLE!"

"Incredible experience due to access into the classrooms with teachers and students present. All faculty were genuinely respectful of one another and appeared to be outstanding in their field. Our staff is coming back!"

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