Hillsdale College K-12 Education Office
The Hillsdale College K-12 Education Office's mission is to promote the founding of classical schools, and excellence in their teaching and operations, so that American students may be educated in the liberal arts and sciences and receive instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue. In pursuit of this mission, the K-12 Education Office focuses on five areas: board governance, school leadership, curriculum, classroom instruction, and school culture. We collaborate with parents, teachers, school leaders, board members, and policy makers to found and support a nationwide network of classical schools that revive the American tradition of K-12 education.
Diana Davis Spencer Graduate School of Classical Education
The Hillsdale College Master of Arts Degree in Classical Education is a professional program for those who wish to teach in, administer, or found classical schools, as well as those who seek to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices of classical education.
This program provides students with a broad philosophical, historical, literary, curricular, and pedagogical perspective on classical education. Elective options include courses in educational leadership, the seven classical liberal arts, and other special topics courses. While this program does not presume to exhaust the subject of classical education or its relevant content, it does build a thorough, extensive, and foundational understanding upon which a lifetime of experience in classical education can be based.
Hillsdale College Education Department
Hillsdale College's Education Department collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external partners in the classical education movement and forms future teachers and administrators for classical schools through departmental courses. These courses encourage students to grow in wisdom and virtue, and impart a rich vision of the whole of classical education and knowledge of certain key facets of it. Moreover, the department’s liberal arts teacher apprenticeship and related classes challenge students to develop a vision for teaching that is grounded in the time-tested curriculum and pedagogy of the liberal arts tradition.
Hillsdale Academy was founded in 1990 with 45 students. The Academy started with a program for kindergarten through 8th grade students and expanded to include high school students in 1998. It now serves over 300 students. In addition to serving local families, the Academy has aided thousands of classical schools and educators through its curriculum reference guides and customized consulting.
Hillsdale Academy develops within its students the intellectual and personal habits and skills upon which responsible, independent, and productive lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis of a free and just society.