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Master of Arts in Leadership: Classical Schools

Gordon College offers the only graduate leadership program in New England that leverages the strengths of a Christian liberal arts tradition for classical Christian school administrators. 

Gordon College now offers current and future administrators at classical Christian schools the opportunity to study leadership at one of the few nationally ranked liberal arts colleges and on-site in Orvieto, Italy—a town with over two millennia of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history and architecture, renowned for its cathedral, and commanding spectacular vistas of the surrounding Umbrian countryside. 

The Classical track builds upon an already successful M.A. in Leadership program at Gordon that has served administrators at traditional Christian schools for the past four years. Partnering with the Society for Classical Learning and the Association of Classical Christian Schools, this track seeks to meet the specific needs of the flourishing classical Christian school movement.



Strategic partnership with the Society for Classical Learning & the Association of Classical Christian Schools

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Intensive courses in Orvieto, Italy, Gordon's historic New England Campus, and on-site at one of the nation's top classical Christan schools

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Unique curriculum developed specifically for classical Christian school administrators including capstone research project

John Skillen

"I am thrilled to have a hand in developing a special track in Gordon’s Masters in Leadership program for teachers and administrators in the burgeoning movement of classical-Christian schools, and I can think of no more evocative place to launch each classical cohort than Orvieto (Italy), where I have lived for much of two decades." — John Skillen, Senior Advisor for Classical School Initiatives

Christopher Perrin

"Cultivating the next generation of classical school leaders is a great need as classical, liberal arts education expands around the U.S. and the world. The MA in Leadership for Classical Schools at Gordon College will help meet this critical need and advance the renewal." — Christopher Perrin, MDiv, Ph.D., CEO with Classical Academic Press

"Gordon College is well equipped to provide this level of leadership within the classical movement. They have the experience and the knowledge, as well as the alignment with our program. The need for classical Christian headmasters has never been greater." — David Goodwin, President of the Association of Classical Christian Schools

For more information, contact:

Susan Banke, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Leadership Program
Gordon College