“Christian classical education is not simply about mastering skills and content, much less simply a means of achieving culturally defined ideas of success. It is ultimately about seeing Christ’s church flourish as young men and women are inspired and equipped to work for God’s glory and for the life of the world.”
Kevin Clark, DLS, is the founder and President of The Ecclesial Schools Initiative, Inc. He believes his vocation as a Christian educator to be in service of the Church and the family as they seek to train children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. For Kevin, education is not simply a matter of academic preparation; it’s about seeing Christ’s Church flourish as a new generation of men and women bring the wisdom, beauty and justice of New Creation to bear for God’s glory and the life of the world.
Kevin’s Christian Classical Education experience spans 17 years, including 15 at The Geneva School, Winter Park, FL. During this time he taught broadly across the upper school—logic, classical guitar, Old and New Testament survey, New Testament Greek, rhetoric—though Christian philosophy and theology were his main interests and perennial areas of teaching. He later assumed a leadership position at the school, serving five years as academic dean of The Geneva School before leaving to found The Ecclesial Schools Initiative.
Also active at the national level, Kevin has ten years of leadership as a fellow for The Society for Classical Learning, providing academic leadership to Christian classical schools throughout the country by hosting retreats and speaking at conferences. He also joined the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University in 2018 as a teaching fellow in their new Master of Arts in Classical Teaching program.
Kevin earned a doctorate from Georgetown University that focused on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary practice, and he is the coauthor of the book The Liberal Arts Tradition: A philosophy of Christian Classical Education (second edition set for release, Fall 2019).
Kevin and his wife, Taryn, have four children—Aubrey, Caedmon, Naomi, and Eleanor.