The philosophy and mission of the Ernest L. Boyer Center and those of
Messiah College, which houses the Center, are perfectly aligned. Seeking
to educate "servant-leaders" by promoting learning, advancing
scholarship, fostering community, and engaging society, Messiah College
was and is greatly influenced by Dr. Boyer, whose vision for education
centered on living out one's convictions through a life of service.
The Basic School Network
connects over one hundred schools committed to the Basic School vision.
This national network comprises four regional centers that provide
professional development and annual conferences/seminars related to the
four priorities of the Basic School: the school as community, a
curriculum with coherence, a climate for learning, and a commitment to
character. By sharing information and practices, schools that have
successfully incorporated Basic School principles inspire other schools
to do the same. The Boyer Center provides a "virtual hub" for the Basic
School Network, offering a place where interested educators can easily
access research and data, as well as find people with whom to share
The Boyer Teacher Scholarship
is given each year to juniors at Antioch University, Azusa Pacific
University, Messiah College and Trinity University. Chosen for their
commitment to education and to emphasizing community and service, Boyer
Teacher Scholarship recipients immerse themselves in Boyer's works to
learn more about his principles and how to apply them in the classroom.