June 8-9 the Administration of St. John’s Academy attended the first annual Conference on Orthodox Schools held in Fort Worth, Texas, presented by St. John of Damascus Academy (whose students visited us in May, 2007) and St. Peter’s Classical School in association with the OCEC: Orthodox Independent Schools Project. The focus of the conference was on starting and maintaining Orthodox schools. This was truly an inspirational meeting for all involved. The speakers were some of the best minds in American education today, and they were all Orthodox. We came back renewed and with a hopeful vision of the future of Orthodox education in America.