In this episode of Basecamp Live, host Davies Owens discusses the growing trend of Classical Christian schools. He interviews Brian Polk, director of school improvement at SCL, who introduces a new survey conducted by researchers that provides quantifiable information on the state of the movement. The episode explores areas where these schools are thriving and areas where more support and resources are needed. Listeners will be encouraged to hear about the impact of Classical Christian education in their neighborhoods and around the world.
Biography: Brian Polk
Brian has been in classical education for 17 years serving in various capacities ranging from “science” teacher to administrator and board chair. In a desire to grow as a professional educator, he returned to school in 2015 to pursue a doctorate in educational leadership at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School. Graduating in 2018, this work ignited a passion to study Classical Christian schools for the purpose of helping them to improve as they seek to build the Kingdom of God. In addition to his work with SCL, Brian is an Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy at School of the Ozarks (a lab school for College of the Ozarks).