The CACE Effect: Lessons from Valley Christian

Michael ChenCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

C.S. Lewis wrote in Abolition of Man that “the task of modern educators is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”  In many ways, what CACE has done for Valley Christian Schools in Dublin, CA is precisely that. It would have been so easy for outside experts to come in to our school and chop down the entanglements … Read More

Continuous Enrollment…Continuous What?

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationCACE Studies2 Comments

Two years ago, our Admissions Director at Valley Christian Schools (Dublin), Lori Cantrell, presented our school leadership team with an idea. Having been in touch with some others in the admissions field, the topic of “Continuous Enrollment” came up. I’ve been involved with admissions for almost 6 years now, and this was a new term to me. Before we dive into … Read More

Score Group 1: Mission-Based Budgeting

Tim Van SoelenCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

On February 2-4, 2015 six heads of school gathered in Orlando, FL to think deeply about the concept of mission-based budgeting. Also in attendance were several board members and school finance officers. Below are two ideas that surfaced during our time together (more to come in later blogs): 1) Three Levers – Jake Becker, Head of School at The City School, shared a … Read More