“The days are long and the years are short,” as the saying goes. On any given day, the long scramble from the morning routine of getting our children off to school (finding uniforms, breakfasts, and sprints to the carpool line to a full afternoon of after-school activities, extensive homework) can leave one wondering is the effort worth it? Where is the fruit, especially during seasons of struggle? Kevin Clark joins us to share many of the insights from his book, The Liberal Arts Tradition, along to help remind us of the long lasting fruits of the K-12 classical Christian education journey. It is especially good to hear in these modern times where our form of education and raising up the next generation is increasingly counter-cultural.
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. Kevin’s Christian Classical Education experience spans 17 years, including 15 at The Geneva School, where he taught extensively and later became Academic Dean. He has been an Alcuin Fellow for the last 10 years and is also a teaching fellow at Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. Kevin earned a doctorate from Georgetown University that focused on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary practice, and he is the co-author of the book The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education. Kevin and his wife, Taryn, have four children—Aubrey, Caedmon, Naomi, and Eleanor.