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Fall Retreat

Invest in Yourself and Your School.

A rich tradition for more than a decade, the Fall Retreat gathers the best minds in classical Christian education for both contemplation and practical leadership discussion.

Features: Deep, discussion-based time together in a small group setting.

Practical application of learning amidst peers eager to join the conversation with you.

An experience that can be tailored just for you and/or your team.

Quality time around the dinner table and often a fire, gleaning from leaders and friends (new and old) in the classical, Christian movement.

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The Fall Retreat features two strands of learning, geared toward both academic leaders and faculty and heads of school and administrators. For three days these two groups enjoy both time together and also focused time in their own groups.

Arete Group
The Arete group is a gathering of heads of school, academic leaders, and administrators who want to grow as leaders. Significant time is spent in small working groups and case study sessions with practical application of leadership best practices.

Alcuin Group
The Alcuin group is a gathering of faculty and academic leaders who enjoy deep discussions of the philosophy of classical Christian education.

Why Attend an SCL Retreat?

Build skills, cultivate personal learning and development, and escape from the daily routine of school life

Experience hands-on workshops and aquire relevant strategies to bring back to your school

Experience a renewed sense of purpose, community, and energy rooted in your faith

Facilitate personal and professional growth

Here’s What Our Members Are Saying

“SCL continues to provide classical Christian educators with the best of the tradition alongside an approach to the culture that is honest without being anxious. This is a much needed approach in our polarized climate.”
– SCL Attendee

“I was very encouraged by meeting so many other like-minded teachers coming from institutions sharing the same values and commitments. It encourages me in the fight for truth, goodness, and beauty!”
– SCL Attendee

“I appreciated the opportunity to connect with others who work in positions like mine and talk about issues we’ve had at our schools. We could laugh, share about tough situations, and offer encouragement to one another.”
– SCL Attendee

We’re Here to Support You and Your School

At the Society for Classical Learning, we understand the importance of having a strong network of experts
to lean on when you need it most. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized coaching, consulting, and cohort opportunities to help you build a healthy, thriving school.

Through our coaching services, we’ll work with you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and develop a growth plan. Our consultants can help you navigate complex issues and provide guidance on best practices in areas such as curriculum development, increased enrollment, family retention, teacher training, and community engagement. And our cohorts offer a supportive community of like-minded school leaders who are all working towards the same goal.

Whether you’re a new school leader or a seasoned veteran, The Society for Classical Learning is here to support you every step of the way. With our expertise and dedication to your success, you can build a thriving, healthy school that meets the needs of your students, families, faculty, and community.

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Empowering Classical Christian Schools Worldwide

Our team of experts has spent nearly 30 years equipping hundreds of Classical Christian Schools around the World with the tools they need to thrive. From professional development to specialized workshops, our global membership network and online library or resources will give you the confidence you need to make your school thrive.



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Here’s how easy it is to become a healthy, thriving school

1. Become a Member

Join the movement and gain access to the essential resources you need to grow, such as curriculum and legal support, professional development, and discounts on annual conferences and events.

2. Meet your Advisor

We’ll conduct a quick assessment to discover how best to support you and your goals.

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3. Lead with Confidence

Enjoy the benefits of participating in a vibrant, growing network of like-minded schools dedicated to helping each other thrive.

Join The Thriving Community of Classical Christian Schools

Feel confident that you have been equipped with the knowledge and resources you need to lead your school.

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Annual Offerings Booklet

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.