Lessons Learned: What Have We Learned about Classical Education after 40 Years of Trying to Recover It?

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm

In 1980 and 1981, three classical Christian schools were planted, each without knowledge of the other. About this same time, homeschoolers were seeking a better way of educating their children and looking to the past for better models than what we all have experienced in modern, progressive schools. In a remarkable convergence of effort, Christians of all kinds began to rediscover and then renew classical, “liberal arts” education. What have learned after 40 years? What have we done well and what have we not done so well? What is the work that remains before us and what are the pitfalls we must avoid? What is the current state of the renewal in its extent, quality, and influence? In this seminar, we will trace the history of the renewal, while seeking wisdom for the way ahead.

Dr. Chris Perrin

Christopher Perrin, MDiv, PhD, is the CEO with Classical Academic Press, and a national leader, author, and speaker for the renewal of classical education. He serves as a consultant to classical Christian schools, classical charter schools, and schools converting to the classical model. He is the director of the Alcuin Fellowship, former co-chair of the Society for Classical Learning, an adjunct professor with the honor's program at Messiah College, and previously served for ten years as a classical school headmaster.