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Intensive begins April 25, 2023

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ACCS School Accelerator

Taking school leadership to the next level

An intensive program designed and led by ACCS Heads of School with real world experience in classical Christian leadership.

This course is designed for those who are looking to start a school, are in their first five years, or are new to school leadership in an established school.

Spanning four months, this course will provide actionable steps and realistic measurements intended to incrementally “move the ball down the field.” Each participant’s “end zone” will vary, from confirming a call to open a school, to gathering the human and financial resources, to setting in place the basic elements of planning for day one, to understanding the role of Head of School and implementing best practices in school administration. In each case, this course will strengthen your faith, enhance your understanding of classical Christian education, and allow you to benefit from others determined to serve Christ and His Kingdom through classical Christian education.

The course is led by Dr. David Seibel, Head of School at Coram Deo, Carmel, IN (see bio below).

Who is this for? Leadership at startup or new schools, or new leadership at established schools.

What will I get? One-on-one answers to questions from both peers and experienced leaders who have been there, a better understanding of classical Christian education, and a plan created using specialized tools and templates.

What will I go home with? Actionable steps and realistic measurements intended to incrementally “move the ball down the field,” and a strong support network moving forward.

The Startup School Accelerator in brief:

  • 5 month duration
  • 6 modules
  • 6 bi-weekly 45-minute group training sessions (Zoom)
  • 6 bi-weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions with Dr. Seibel (Zoom or phone)
  • Specially recorded videos
  • Management tools specifically developed for this course and exclusive to ACCS
  • Personalized Feasibility Study and Action Guide. Participants will work on this throughout the program. Dr. Seibel will help participants chart their course forward.


  • Team 1: Tuesdays, 8:00pm ET
    April 25, May 9, May 23, June 13, July 11, August 1
  • Team 2: If there are more than 8 participants, Team 2 will meet on Tuesday, 2:00pm ET, on the same days.



Dr. David Seibel

As Head of School at Coram Deo, Carmel, IN, David aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. Husband to Brooke and father of two current and an additional two future Coram Deo students, David has just completed  his Doctorate of Education from Southern Theological Seminary. David also holds an MDiv from Southern Theological Seminary, an MEd from Marian University, and BA in Economics and Spanish from Wabash College.

A note from David Seibel


The average tenure of a school administrator is less than five years and more than 50% of school startups fail. The ACCS Accelerator exists to reverse these trends by increasing longevity of schools and their leaders. The ACCS Accelerator launched January 24, 2023, and is accepting its second class of school leaders for the Accelerator beginning April 25, 2023. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “The best education is in the best things.” At ACCS, we believe that the best schools should be led by the best leaders. The Accelerator is just one of the ways that we are elevating our schools by equipping our leaders. Email me at [email protected] to discuss any questions you might have about the ACCS Accelerator that starts on April 25, 2023. Spots are limited.

shot from the Accelerator video series

From the Accelerator video series