National Commencement

Classical Conversations Foundation
National Commencement 2023

Celebrate our 2023 graduates at National Commencement!

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National Commencement

When: May 4-6, 2023

Where: Southern Pines, NC—Grace Church and The National Athletic Village


  • (Optional)Thurday May 4 4:00-7 PM, National Conference Welcome Celebration
  • Friday May 5 1:00-3 PM, Graduate Obstacle Course and talk with Leigh at the NAV
  • Friday May 5 4:30-6 PM, Rehearsal at Grace Church
  • Friday May 5 from 6-9 PM, Graduate Celebration at the NAV
  • Saturday May 6 from 2-4 PM, National Commencement at Grace Church
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What is National Commencement?

Formerly known as Graduation or Capstone Celebration, National Commencement recognizes the completion of the homeschool journey of our Classical Conversations® students and their parents. Presented by the Classical Conversations Foundation*, this is an opportunity few homeschoolers get—to celebrate their achievements with their peers in a formal graduation ceremony!

Classical Conversations’ founder, Leigh Bortins, will address and commend graduates and parents for their hard work and perseverance through their years of homeschooling.

Featured Speaker
Leigh Bortins Founder
Leigh Bortins

Leigh Bortins is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Classical Conversations.

She has also written several books including The Core, The Question and The Conversation.

2022 National Conference and Commencement Highlights

Registration for National Commencement Includes:

  • A graduation regalia package, shipped directly to your graduate, which includes a cap, gown, tassel, diploma, and diploma cover.
  • Two National Commencement guest tickets
  • A rehearsal for graduates and parents
  • A formal graduation ceremony with student and family recognition
  • A printed program with graduate photos and bios
  • Activities for graduates
  • A gift bag with an exclusive National Commencement T-shirt for each graduate
  • A Graduate Celebration at the National Athletic Village

National Commencement Registration

*Classical Conversations Foundation is a nonprofit organization, separate from Classical Conversations, Inc., but it’s driven by the very same mission: to know God and to make Him known.

**All published ticket prices are in U.S. dollars. Published prices do not include taxes and Eventbrite fees. Entrance into National Commencement requires every attendee to register, to have a ticket to enter the event, and to sign risk release and liability waivers.

Thank you to the following sponsors, advertisers, and exhibitors who made our 2022 National Commencement possible:

Erskine College
The Praxis Apprentice Program
Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA
Cedarville University

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