Herzog Foundation Hosts School Startup Accelerator with 45 Education Entrepreneurs

Smithville, MO (July 1, 2022) – The Herzog Foundation hosted a School Startup Accelerator event this week for individuals interested in launching Christian hybrid schools this fall. In attendance at the virtual training event were 45 education entrepreneurs from 17 different states representing 1,100 new seats in Christian schools this fall.  

“We’re thrilled to see new Christian schools popping up all over the country,” said Herzog Foundation President Darrell Jones. “Nationwide interest in Christian education has never been stronger, and we must ensure there are enough schools to meet the growing demand.”   

At the Christian School Startup Accelerator, coaches and attendees discussed how to form a launch team, school identity, legal structure, budget, and more. The Herzog Foundation partnered with Open Sky Education and the National Hybrid Schools Project to develop the comprehensive training materials.  

“Thanks to our wonderful coaches and partner organizations, more schools will be set up for success when they launch this fall,” said Herzog Foundation Training Director Sadie Elliott. “This event alone will impact 1,100 students come August, and it’s only the beginning of our efforts to help new and emerging Christian schools.”  

The Herzog Foundation will host another School Startup Accelerator event in Loudoun County on August 22 – 23. For more information on this event and other Herzog Foundation training events, sign up for updates at HerzogFoundation.com or visit our training portal 


About the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation  

The Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to catalyzing and accelerating the development of quality Christ-centered K-12 education so that families and culture flourish.  

Learn more at HerzogFoundation.com