Patsy Hinton

2024 Speaker

Patsy Hinton, M.Ed. Having served in classical Christian education for more than twenty years as an administrator, Patsy Hinton has assisted boards, headmasters, and teachers as they navigate the challenges particular to classical Christian schools. Patsy is the Headmaster at Covenant Classical Christian School in Columbia, South Carolina. She has also served as Headmaster of two other ACCS schools, Dean of Academics, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, founding board member, and as the parent of a graduate from a classical Christian school in Tampa, Florida. Patsy and her husband, David, met in England during high school. They have been married for 36 years. Their daughter, English, lives with her husband in north Georgia. She is a graduate of The Paideia School, Hillsdale College, and the University of Georgia. The Hintons attend Blythewood Presbyterian Church. They also have the privilege of caring for Patsy’s father, Jan, that lives with them. The Hintons have two large dogs, Lexi and Liberty, that bring them much delight.


2024 Speaker Topic


Set the Table and Enjoy the Feast: Creating Culture with Intentional Liturgy

You become what you behold. Is the “paideia” of your school reflective of your mission? What does your school look and sound like? What are children learning through observation, imitation, recitation and conversation? Have you set the table for the feast? When you create an environment where students are prepared to be receptive, you can further stimulate appetite for the lovely and lasting. Classroom liturgy is a tool for communal practice and developing language for worthy conversation. What is practical intentionality in the cultivation of school culture?