Course Books

Below are the names of the texts that you will need for the APEX courses. For a breakdown of the books per course, please check out the Courses page.

This list does not include the books for fully synchronous courses.

If you are a Great Hearts employee, check with your office manager or Director of Campus Operations–all campuses should have been provided with copies of the texts. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own texts.

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
James Arthur’s Teaching Character and Virtue in Schools
William Bridges’s and Susan Bridges’s Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
Donald Cowan’s Unbinding Prometheus: Education for the Coming Age
Donald Cowan’s and Louise Cowan’s Classic Texts and the Nature of Authority
Max De Pree’s Leadership Is an Art
Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive
William Ellet’s The Case Study Handbook
Patrick Lencioni’s The Ideal Team Player
Josef Pieper’s Leisure: The Basis of Culture
Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Plutarch’s “To an Uneducated Leader
William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 94
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Geoff Smart’s and Randy Street’s WHO
Todd Whitlock’s Dealing with Difficult Parents