Dave Elsing

Founding Director

Wayback In 2012, Dave had the vision to start a Classical Christian school. In 2021 God opened the door to begin to make this vision a reality.

Experienced School Leader

Dave leads with passion and creativity to consolidate our growing school. He has genuine care for students and staff as well as high expectations around learning and behaviour.

Prior to starting The Classical School, Dave was the Head of Secondary at Mundaring Christian College, part of the Swan Christian Education Association's group of schools. Dave led the campus through a time of rapid growth and established a strong foundation of educational excellence, Christian focus and student development.

Father of Five

As the father of five children, Dave understands the developmental needs of children and their inbuilt passion to learn if given the right boundaries, resources and loving encouragement. Dave's Christian faith, heart for children and belief in the power of the Liberal Arts as a tool to shape students into leaders has compelled him to start The Classical School.

Humanities & Visual Art Specialist -Bible Scholar, Latin Enthusiast.

Dave's passion for excellence saw him train at the Florence Academy of Arts, Italy. His passion is for the Humanities to encourage deep thinking within his students.

Dave is working towards a Masters of Education (West.Aust.) and holds a B.Ed in Secondary Visual Art and Humanities (ECU) and a GradCert in Educational Leadership & Management (USYD). He has completed theological units with Ridley College in New Testament. Dave understands that teachers educated in (post) modern society need to equip themselves with the education they never had. Since 2012, Dave has been building his knowledge and understanding of the classical Christian curriculum, including teaching himself Latin.