Classical in goals and methods

Through Socratic seminars and the Great Books of Western Civilization, students explore questions of philosophy, history, and pedagogy with the aim of forming teachers who are not just knowledgeable about their discipline and skilled practitioners, but virtuous men and women who love to learn.

Designed for working teachers, the majority of MAT courses take place during 5-week summer residencies in St. Davids, PA. Other courses are taught online.

2023 Fall Classes

Class Instructor Modality Registration by
Great Conversations II: The Good Dr. Amy Richards Online - Asynchronous August 28, 2023
The Art of Poetry Dr. Kathryn Smith Online -
August 28, 2023
Teaching the Bible Classically Dr. Fred Putnam

Online -

August 28, 2023
“The MAT program has kept the idealist in me alive. Every educator feels trapped by some great issue in the American educational system today. The MAT program has helped me carefully examine the history of these issues and their philosophical underpinnings. With the Great Tradition as our guide, we teachers are able to come together to read great works that reinvigorate our tired imaginations. I am more hopeful teacher because of the rich conversations I have had with my classmates and professors.”

Frank Chilbert, Mainline Classical Academy - Bryn Mawr, PA