New College of Florida Hosts High School Leaders from Across the Region

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- by New College Communications

SARASOTA, Fla. — New College of Florida welcomed principals and headmasters from esteemed private and public charter schools on February 22-23 for a transformative two-day engagement centered around the essence of classical liberal arts education. The event served as a platform for meaningful dialogue on the ethos of traditional liberal arts and its significance in shaping future leaders.

The two-day gathering hosted K-12 educational leaders on New College’s Sarasota Bay waterfront campus and embraced discussions on the challenges and opportunities inherent in contemporary learning paradigms and the future of higher education.

“It was a privilege to host academic leaders from diverse educational institutions and showcase firsthand the vibrant intellectual community happening at New College,” remarked President Richard Corcoran. “One of New College’s priorities is to nurture intellectual inquiry and personal growth for our students while preserving the critical thinking that a classical liberal arts education provides.”

The event featured members of the New College administration and guests, including Jeremy Tate, founder of the Classic Learning Test (CLT). Discussions included New College’s academic landscape, its world-class faculty and curriculum in Data Sciences, Marine Mammal Sciences, Economics, and Psychology, along with personalized educational opportunities, financial aid initiatives, and campus enhancements.

Highlighting recent milestones, New College marked its largest incoming class in 2023 and expects to exceed all admissions goals year on year. Additionally, New College is pioneering its distance-learning program and the introduction of a classical great books degree program in collaboration with Ricketts Great Books College. Notably, the Board’s approval of the Master’s of Marine Mammal Science program for 2024/2025 underscores New College’s commitment to excellence in graduate education.