The Council on Educational Standards and Accountability is an organization committed to providing events designed to bring school leaders together for the purpose of strengthening Christian schools.  CESA is a council, as each member school is a part of the collective leadership of the greater whole of CESA. Through the relationships we build, the collaboration, interpersonal dialogue, and commitment to our own personal growth and that of our peers, we are different. By leveraging this capital, the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability will continue to seek new ways and use time-tested strategies to help improve how Christian schools impact the world.


 Summer Advancement Institute
June 17-19, 2024
Nashville, TN

Save the date for the 2024 Summer Advancement Institute! We will be coming together once again to learn in BOTH a cohort-intensive Institute AND in informal roundtable discussions. Make plans for your entire Advancement Team to attend! Registration opens in October, 2023.

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The CESA Collective 2023-24
Opens October 2023

Continue to learn with CESA colleagues all year long. CESA Member of Council and Candidate Schools will receive their automatic registration link in October 2023.

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Principals Mentorship
August 2024 - June 2025

The landscape of divisional leadership has shifted a great deal over the past 4 years, and we are keenly aware that the role of the division principal is increasingly complex. To support leaders new to the principalship in the past three years, CESA is excited to launch the Wisdom Walk, a division principal mentorship and cohort designed to equip and empower divisional leaders in CESA schools to thrive in their position, create a strong network of leaders in like-minded schools, and catalyze a deep understanding of their leadership that is inextricably linked to how Christian faith informs practice.

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CESA Symposium 2024
October 6 - 8, 2024
Denver, CO

Altitude is important at every level of schools, from the board to the leadership team to the teachers, coaches, advisors, and caretakers. In our organizations, we need to all be able to operate at a high level - getting above things; at a mid-range level - keeping initiatives moving; and at a details level - figuring specific things out. Altitude is more than just seeing the big picture.

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Heads Retreat 2025
January 20 - 22, 2025
Fort Lauderdale, FL

We invite Member of Council and Candidate School Heads and their spouses to join us for this special retreat, dedicated to caring for Heads and Spouses by investing in rest, renewal, and relationships.

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Interested in Sponsoring a CESA Event? We have a limited number of opportunities for mission-aligned sponsorships, and we would love to talk to you about those opportunities and your organization. Contact Katie Wiens ([email protected]) or at (617) 309-6267.