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SCL accreditation is the culmination of a long, thoughtful, prayerful, collaborative process. For decades, SCL has provided support and resources for the classical Christian school movement. The organization has provided extensive mentoring, coaching, consulting, and has shared best practices for leaders, teachers, and boards. However, as the movement has grown, the need for both clarity and structure has increased. 

For schools to thrive, they need more than just a good definition of classical Christian education and a bank of available resources. Schools must be able to apply classical Christian principles to every aspect of the school, ranging from board governance to student discipleship. Accreditation provides an opportunity for schools to receive direction, structure, clarity, accountability, and support. It also allows SCL to formalize its engagement with schools, provide standards of excellence, assist in developing strong governance practices, assist with strategic vision, and instill an overall approach to school improvement that helps schools operate in healthy, sustainable ways. Ultimately, accreditation provides the opportunity for stronger partnerships between SCL and its member schools so they can thrive.

Guide to Accreditation

As a member, you receive access to all of the most recent summer conference content, including 80+ workshops, plenary speakers, etc., plus access to the full library of past content.

Conference Sessions

Ensure increased visibility for your school by having it listed on the Find a School Map, connecting you with potential students and families seeking a classical Christian learning environment.

Map Feature

Unlock a wealth of exclusive resources, such as research studies and articles, providing valuable insights and knowledge for your school's continuous improvement.


Enable your school to easily post job openings and attract qualified candidates with the Career Center, simplifying the hiring process.

Career Center

Enjoy exclusive discounts on all SCL events and services, empowering you to access valuable resources and opportunities for your school's growth at a more affordable cost.

Exclusive Discounts

Get access to exclusive cohorts and workshops!

Cohorts and Workshops

SCL conducts school-wide surveys to provide relevant information to the classical Christian community as well as access to in-depth research with partner organizations like the Barna Group.


A connected community of classical Christian thought leaders, including heads of school, board members, marketing and admissions directors, development and fundraising directors, academic deans, grammar and upper school heads, and teachers from all grade levels are here to support and encourage one another.


Member-exclusive Coaching Call sessions. 15-20 online sessions each year from key-thought leaders on topics ranging from legal and operational issues to pedagogical and philosophical discussions. Think of it as a mini-conference each month!

Coaching Calls

Gain new insight, knowledge, and skills around best practices in a short, intensive format with workshops or a year-long mentorship experience with cohorts. Designed for administrators, teachers, parents, leaders, and department heads – anyone seeking to learn and grow in their role.

Conference & Workshops

Our network of seasoned professionals is available to navigate your questions and brainstorm solutions with you. Let us know how you want to direct your time and we will pair you with the senior leader that best suits your school’s unique needs.