C.S. Lewis College will be a college of the Great Books and the Visual and Performing Arts.
Rooted in the historic Christian faith, the College will be inclusive of Christians of all traditions, representing the center of Christianity without specific affiliation to any single denomination.
As a Great Books college, C.S. Lewis College will have a curriculum that is grounded in classic primary sources of western and non-western thought.
Students will learn primarily by engaging faculty and other students in vibrant and collegial analysis and discussion of the Great Books. This will equip students not only with a wide knowledge of a multitude of subjects, but also with the oral and written communication skills to interact meaningfully with the world around them.
The College’s commitment to the visual and performing arts will round out an educational program that ultimately prepares students to engage the whole culture in meaningful ways.
While students need not be professing Christians to be admitted to C.S. Lewis College, the College’s Christian foundation will be proudly maintained.
Faculty, selected for their scholarly background and achievements, will be committed to serving as tutors and fellow learners in an academic environment that is constantly mining the depths of the great thinkers who have shaped civilization.
Faculty members will commonly hold a core commitment to a Christian world view and the development of moral and spiritual values.
Founding the College
The founding entity of C.S. Lewis College is the C.S. Lewis Foundation, which was founded in 1986 by Dr. J. Stanley Mattson. The Foundation has carried on the spiritual and intellectual legacy of C.S. Lewis in major conferences in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
For these events, the Foundation has attracted faculty consisting of men and women of world-renowned academic and artistic achievement. This network of scholars and artists represents an extensive and durable core of resources and thought for the College.
Those who invest in the founding and future of C.S. Lewis College will participate in one of the significant developments in 21st century American higher education. We invite you to consider joining us on this journey as we establish a truly unique college that promises to provide a significant voice for Christ within the American academy in the 21st Century.