2017 Academic Retreat for Teachers
The Academic Retreats for Teachers gives teachers, administrators, and board members a chance to re-kindle their passion for learning while exploring the foundations of Catholic education with colleagues from around the country.
The Retreat is not a workshop, though retreatants do benefit greatly from conversations about each other's experiences. Rather it gives participants the opportunity to taste Truth as it is found throughout the typical Catholic classical school curriculum -- in Language, History, Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, and Theology. Great authors such as Plato and St. Thomas, Newman, Dawson, Sayers, Shakespeare, Euclid, and Descartes will challenge and inspire them. Small group discussions led by master teachers will foster encounters with the great traditions and with fellow participants.
The Academic Retreat is intended for those Catholic educators who want to ponder the depth and breadth of a curriculum alive with Catholic wisdom and experience the joy of a vibrant Catholic learning community.
$475 includes room, board, & registration
$25 Early Bird Discount
$25 Multiple Registrant Discount
$100 discount on 1st registrant for ICLE Member Schools
*June 21-24 are the correct dates. We inadvertently put June 19-22 in an email.
One would comb in vain Vatican documents on schools to find anything about lesson planning, the order of teaching the various subjects, or the relative merit of different didactic methodologies....In the words of T.S. Eliot, we do not want our students to say: "We had the experience but missed the meaning....Catholic educators are to have in themselves and develop in others a passion for truth which defeats moral and cultural relativism.
Alternatively, checks may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 4638
Ventura, CA 93007
Please note: You may pay for all those attending from your school. Use the shopping cart to select the option(s) that apply; indicate the quantity of each when you go the Shopping Cart.
Please ensure that registration forms are completed for each individual attending the retreat. Alternatively, you may include name, sex, e-mail, and phone number for each in the Comment box.
To receive the ICLE Member School discount, or if you cannot find the appropriate payment option, indicate this in the Comment section of the Registration Form, and we will send you a separate payment link.