Today Redeemer Classical School announced its hiring of Ron Hoch as Head of School. Hoch currently serves as Director of Student Life for Delaware County Christian School in the Philadelphia area.
“This was the next logical step for our growing school community,” said Gus Scheidt, President of the RCS Board. “A full-time Head of School will focus on achieving our long-range goals and will enable Redeemer Classical School to engage more of the community with our compelling mission to provide for the Christian discipleship of children through a classical education for the greater glory of God.”
Hoch said, “I’m so pleased to be joining the talented team of educators at Redeemer Classical School. From the moment I stepped into a classroom, it was clear to me that something special is taking place here. The unique curriculum nurtures wisdom and virtue in an engaging way, and the students are excited to learn. Education at Redeemer is refreshing on so many levels! It will be such a blessing to send my own children to Redeemer and an honor to lead this stellar school.”
Hoch begins the new position on July 1st, and he will work alongside Principal Teresa Patton, who has been involved with the school since its founding in 2001. Hoch’s education and experience demonstrate a passion for education and theology. Having worked in various capacities at his current school for 11 years, he comes to RCS with a Master’s Degree in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently completing a second Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Redeemer Classical School purchased its facility, the historic Keezletown School Building, last year, and has since begun a multi-phase renovation project to house its growing student body. This year 137 students, grades pre-K to 8, are enrolled at the school. Plans to add grades 9-12 are being discussed. RCS is accredited by Christian Schools International.
The classical approach to education emphasizes a deep and thorough understanding of history and organizes curriculum according to historic periods, which are integrated across academic disciplines. Classical education also emphasizes the literary classics and a study of Latin to further develop an understanding of language.