Skip to main content



Experience inspiration, community, and growth.

Running and leading a classical Christian school can be a challenge. Healthy leadership and knowledge of governance best practices are more important than ever. The Winter Symposium focuses on two critical areas of leadership for every classical Christian school – Heads and Boards.

Symposia offer a range of workshops, lectures, and discussions on topics related to classical education, providing attendees with opportunities to learn new strategies, connect with like-minded individuals, and deepen their understanding of classical pedagogy.

East Coast Symposium

Atlanta, GA February 23-24, 2024

West Coast Symposium

Newberg, OR March 15-16, 2024

SCL brings the Winter Symposium to the West Coast for the first time!

Winter Symposium Pre-Registration

Sign up to be the first to receive the latest, up-to-date information on the Winter Symposium.

Why attend a symposia?

Benefit from professional development
opportunities, workshops, seminars, and
keynote addresses

Learn about new ideas, tools, and technologies

Get inspired by keynote speakers with valuable insights and perspectives

Network with colleagues from across the country, exchange best practices, and build professional relationships

Experience a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about classical education

What are participants saying?

The SCL Winter Symposium is an invaluable experience for anyone in school leadership. Our team was buoyed by supportive people and fruitful discussions, and we cannot wait to attend future symposia. I cannot recommend this event highly enough to anyone who is considering attending!
– 2023 Winter Symposium Attendee

As a Head of School, attending the winter symposium with my board president was a big encouragement. As he largely operates outside of the classical, Christian world, it was really helpful for us to be immersed in a weekend of conversations and sessions that reinforced the distinctiveness of our school’s classical mission. This was an extremely encouraging and practically helpful weekend. Very helpful for a small school moving towards the classical model. Loved it!
– 2023 Winter Symposium Attendee

This was an extremely encouraging and practically helpful weekend. Very helpful for a small school moving towards the classical model. Loved it!
– 2023 Winter Symposium Attendee

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.

Become a MemberAbout Membership

SC24 Kick-Off Sale



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.