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Based on a multiple sample case study of six cce schools, this seminar offers a holistic framework for thinking about a school’s journey from apprentice to journeyman to master. Two schools were examined under each maturity level, and the conclusion of this case study is a clear improvement pathway focused on (1) diagnosing stage of maturity, (2) develop future targets with stage-based wisdom, and (3) discerning the best means to measure progress on those targets. The schools were studied by examining public records about the school as well as interviewing the leadership of the school.

The benefit of this study is that it helps smaller schools not try to be Geneva, Veritas or Ambrose but instead offers them a framework that can guide them to chart a faithful path for their schools’ future. Moreover, this leadership study for schools is explicitly guided and governed by both the philosophy and theology of the classical Christian movement rather than the philosophical pragmatism and materialistic empiricism of many leadership and management works.

David Seibel

As the Head of School, David Seibel aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. Husband to Brooke and father of one current and an additional three future Coram Deo students, David holds an MDiv from Southern Seminary, an MEd from Marian University, and BA in Economics and Spanish from Wabash College. He is also a doctoral candidate studying the classical Christian movement at Southern Seminary.

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Summer Conference 2024 - National Harbor, Maryland

Join us for a gathering of classical Christian educators from around the world as we consider what it means to build school communities and welcome the outside through biblical hospitality.


East Coast Symposium

February 23-24, 2024

Atlanta, GA

West Coast Leaders Retreat

March 15-16, 2024

Newberg, OR

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.