Our Mission

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education inspires and equips Catholic educators to renew today’s Catholic schools by drawing on the Church’s tradition of education, which frees teachers and students for the joyful pursuit of faith, wisdom, and virtue.

The Institute proposes to fulfill its mission by:

– Reflecting on Church teachings and historical approaches to guide today’s lived experience of education

– Recovering and adapting the classical tradition of liberal education as embraced and developed by the Church

– Supporting Catholic educators through conferences, teacher development programs, in-service workshops, consultation, and publications

– Advancing this vision among schools, colleges, dioceses, and other individuals and institutions involved in Catholic education