So You Want to Start a School? by Brian G. Daigle
There is an educational need today which no fear can thwart. We need schools, but we need great schools; we need classical Christian schools. To get going, we cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and we must not try to build a ten-year old school in the first year. The key is to start. Start with a good team and and a proper plan. Start with the right kinds and right amount of knowledge needed to gather, launch, and fly. So You Want To Start a School? provides down-to-earth insight into starting a classical Christian school. What do you know about education? What do you know about running a company? What do you know about shepherding families? What are the laws in your state concerning education? This little book seeks to answer these and many more. There is indeed an educational renaissance happening in the United States. Its long-term health as a national force will be determined by many more local communities deciding to do the important and thrilling work of starting schools.
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Praise for this book:
“Leaders who can cast a vision for their people as well as effectively administrate are rare. But Brian Daigle is one such leader. In this pithy guide to starting a classical Christian school, Daigle offers wisdom and essential practical advice beyond his years, not only for new schools, but for older schools who need these essential reminders and encouragements to continue on.” – Ed Lang, Headmaster at Geneva Academy in Monroe, Louisiana
"Jesus never said, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart OR with all your mind.' But sometimes, parents wanting Christian education make this distinction. They either want the academic tools to advance their child into the best college or they want an environment that will nurture the child's spiritual growth. Why opt for this or that when both are available? One of the biggest educational secrets in America today is classical Christian education. It may very well be the underpinning of a future Renaissance and Reformation. But don't rush in unaware of how to be both classical and Christian in a school. Brian Daigle has been in the trenches; he has faced the howling winds; he has climbed the summits. You will either learn about starting a school from this book, or you will ignore it and learn the lessons the hard way. Tolle lege!" – Ben House, Headmaster at Veritas Academy in Texarkana, Texas.
“Written with as much wisdom as candor, So You Want to Start a School? shows how Daigle practices what he preaches. It’s a step by step guide, but one within a narrative that begins and ends in Love.” – Jessica Hooten Wilson, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at John Brown University
"So You Want to Start a School? is packed with practical wisdom and experience in a small package. A must-read for anyone involved in classical Christian education, and the kind of book to keep near your desk and return to often." – Daniel Foucachon, CEO of Roman Roads Media