Several times a year, the Institute hosts a “School Leaders Forum” at a flagship member school that has been steeped in Catholic liberal education for some time so that educators from around the country can see what the Church’s vision of education looks like in practice. 

School Leaders Forum

PLEASE NOTE: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this program has been cancelled. We are currently exploring the possibility of scheduling new programs in February-April 2021. If you are interested in receiving an update when a decision is made, please fill out the form to the right and we will contact you with more details. 

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education invites you to a “School Leaders Forum” at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Classical School in Denver, Colorado. The forum will include a welcome and introductory talk at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a one-day visit to Our Lady of Lourdes School on Friday. Participants will take a tour of the school, have the opportunity to visit classes in session, and to talk with Our Lady of Lourdes’ faculty members about their experience of teaching in a Catholic classical liberal arts school. On Friday evening, participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with school leaders and faculty members at dinner. Saturday will feature 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 will conclude by 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $750 per person (includes school visit, seminars, workshops, and all lunches, dinners, and snacks during the course of the program). Space is limited. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations; a list of nearby hotels will be furnished upon registration.

SCHOOL LEADERS: Be aware that many schools are able to fund program participation via Federal Title funding. Importantly, see here for a recent policy letter from Secretary DeVos indicating that such funding for secular services from religious organizations does not violate the Establishment clause. If you have questions regarding Title funding, please feel free to contact us for guidance.

Contact: Colleen Richards
844-425-3832 x704

School Leaders Forum Interest Form

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.