School Leaders Forum – Fall

2024 Dates & Location TBA


To be notified when registration for the next Fall School Leaders Forum becomes available, please click the “Register” button at the top of this page.

The highly popular 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 a lower school (pre-K through grade 8). 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. The program size is limited. Due to the limited size of the program, the number of registrants from each school is limited to two.


The program begins on Thursday at 7 p.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the full program.

COST FOR 2023:

$795 per person

The cost includes all program sessions and materials, and all lunches, dinners, and refreshments, beginning with the Thursday evening welcome reception and concluding with lunch on Saturday. 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 available for priests and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.


Participants are responsible for their own travel (including transportation between lodging and St. Jerome Academy) and overnight accommodations. Area hotels which have been used by past participants include the following:

Holiday Inn Express Washington D.C. – BW Parkway
The Hotel at the University of Maryland – College Park
Cambria – College Park
Best Western (College Park area)


Please note that St. Jerome Academy does not have an elevator; visiting classrooms on the upper floors requires the ability to navigate flights of stairs.


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:



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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