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 provides all teachers at Hillsdale-supported schools a chance to reflect on their 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

Wednesday, June 16 to
Saturday, June 19

  • 7th-12th Grade
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Latin
  • Modern Foreign Language


Learn More about Session 1

Session 2

Sunday, June 20 to
Saturday, June 23

  • School Leaders and Administration
  • Special Education
  • Office Personnel
  • College Counselors



Learn More about Session 2

Session 3

Thursday, June 24 to
Saturday, June 27

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade

Learn More about Session 3

Attendees at Session 2 are welcome to come early or arrive late to attend either or both of the other sessions.

If a teacher's courseload includes subjects or grade levels that are covered in separate sessions, he or she may choose which session to attend.

Special Guests


Trinity Schools

Showcase School

The classical school world is filled with good ideas. Each year, we invite a school from outside Hillsdale College's network to join us. We are pleased to welcome Trinity Schools during Session 2 this year.  

The Trinity Schools are a network of  classical Christian schools for 7th-12th grade students. The first campus in South Bend, IN opened its doors in 1981, and today there are three Trinity campuses: South Bend, IN; Falls Church, VA; and Eagan, MN.  

Dr. Wilfred S. McClay

Hillsdale College, starting Fall 2021

We are proud to welcome new Hillsdale College professor Dr. McClay,  author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. Dr. McClay teaches a Hillsdale College Online Course about this text. He has also penned a teacher's guide and young reader's edition, companions to Land of Hope

Joy Pullman

Executive Editor, The Federalist

Joy Pullman is the Executive Editor of The Federalist and author of several books on education. Her newest book, How to Control the Internet So It Doesn't Control You will be out soon. She has written extensively on Common Core and best practices for education policy.