We’ve released 4 editions of The Well-Trained Mind now, so here’s an introduction!
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home is a year-by-year, subject-by-subject guide to constructing the best possible education for your child.
Now in its fourth edition, The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education—an education that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning.
Since its original publication in 1999, this now-classic guide to taking charge of your child’s education has been the number-one resource for parents and students who home-school—or want to supplement a classroom education. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer organize learning around the maturing capacity of a child’s mind and define the three stages of learning: the elementary school “grammar stage,” the middle school “logic stage,” and the high school “rhetoric stage.” Using the book’s detailed recommendations, any parent can instruct a student in reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music—from kindergarten through high school.
This newly revised fourth edition contains expanded curricula recommendations, provides additional online resources, answers common questions about home education, and provides advice on vital practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.