HeART of Teaching Seminar



Register today for this amazing program collaboration from Friends Council, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and Westtown School. A retreat for experience teachers, it is designed to re-awaken one's inspiration to teaching and learning in community.

The goals of this program include:

  • Providing a retreat for veteran educators to restore and nourish their commitment to the teaching life
  • Using the pastoral setting of Westtown as a place that is restorative to the soul
  • Creating a cohort that remains committed and supportive beyond the program

June 16-18, 2024

Westtown School
West Chester, PA

Program Collaborators:

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$1,600 per participant
(no payment due unless application accepted)

Limited to 33 participants from member schools of Friends Council or PAIS

Deadline for applications:
April 15, 2024

June 16-18, 2024

Westtown School
West Chester, PA

The daily themes of this program are:

Sunday, June 16, 2024 • Theme: AFFIRMATION
3:00-4:00pm - Arrival & Check-In
4:00-5:00pm - Welcome & Introductions
5:00-6:00pm - Dinner
6:00-9:00pm - Keynote Session One

Monday, June 17, 2024 • Theme: REJUVENATION
7:30-8:00am - Breakfast
8:30-9:00am - Circle Time
9:15-10:45am - Workshop Session Two
11:00-11:45am - Lunch
12:00-2:00pm - Workshop Session Three
2:15-4:00pm - Workshop Session Four
4:00-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00-5:50pm - Dinner
6:00-8:00pm - Keynote Film Screening & Discussion Session Five

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 • Theme: ASPIRATION
7:30-8:00am - Breakfast
8:30-9:00am - Circle Time
9:15-10:45am - Keynote Session Six
11:00-11:45am - Lunch
12:00-3:30pm - Workshop Session Seven
3:45-5:00pm - Closing Circle Time
5:00-5:40pm - Optional Dinner

All participants are requested to remain in community at Westtown for the duration of the program. Each participant will have an individual room.

An endorsement from the Head of School or an Academic Supervisor is required and will be emailed to you in your application confirmation email.