Each summer, educators from across the country travel to Hillsdale for our annual conference in classical education. Whether you are brand new to classical education or a seasoned veteran, the summer conference will give you a chance to reflect on your work and prepare for the coming academic year.

To provide for teachers, staff, and school leaders who are unable to travel at this time, many of the conference sessions will be recorded and available at this website after the conference.

Session 1

Sunday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 17

Grades 7-12
Physical Education
Modern Foreign Language

Learn More about Session 1

Session 2

Wednesday, June 17 to Saturday, June 20

Special Education
Office Personnel
College Counselors


Learn More about Session 2

Session 3

Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25

Grades K-6


Learn More about Session 3

  1. Attendees at Session 2 are welcome to come early or arrive late to attend either or both of the other sessions.
  2. If a teacher teaches subjects or grade levels that are covered in separate sessions, he or she may choose which session to attend.

Special Guests

Liberty Common Charter School

Showcase School

We are pleased to launch a new tradition this year. The charter and classical school worlds are filled with good ideas, and beginning this summer, we will invite one showcase school from outside the Hillsdale College network to join us. Liberty Common is a K-12 Core Knowledge School in Fort Collins, CO.

Founded in 1997, Liberty Common is an established charter school with a thriving student culture, impressive college admissions results, and an energetic faculty and staff. Representatives from Liberty Common will be joining us this year to present on these subjects and more.

Dr. Wilfred S. McClay

University of Oklahoma

We are proud to welcome Dr. McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. Prof. McClay is the teacher of Hillsdale College's new American history online course.

Mrs. Tammy Peters

Well-Ordered Language

Mrs. Tammy Peters, co-author, with Dr. Daniel Coupland, of Well-Ordered Language, will be joining us to help teachers navigate through the 3rd-6th grade grammar curriculum.