Well-Trained Mind Academy

We have an Academy to help you make sure your child gets the best classical education possible!

The Well-Trained Mind Academy is based on the classical model described in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published in 1999 by W.W. Norton and now in its fourth edition).

Offering a full range of middle school (logic stage) and high school (rhetoric stage) classes across the curriculum, the Academy offers live and delayed-attendance classes (for those in different time zones) with full instructor support, grading, and feedback. The standard class size averages 15-20 students. Courses requiring more personalized instruction have an average of 10-15 students.

Office hours give students an opportunity to work with instructors individually outside of the live classroom.  Discussion boards and email are provided to facilitate ongoing instructor and peer assistance. All instructors have years of experience in teaching, tutoring, homeschooling, or a combination of all three.

The Academy is nonsectarian in orientation.

Writing & Grammar Courses

Foreign Languages

Math and Science Courses

History, Geography, and Literature Courses

Fine Arts Courses

Reasoning and Study Skills Courses

Test Preparation (SAT and AP)


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Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is an educator, writer, and historian. She is the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (now in its fourth edition), and the author of (among others) The Well- Educated Mind, The Story of Western Science, the Story of the World series, the History of the World series, the elementary series Writing With Ease, and the pre-rhetoric series Writing With Skill. Susan was home educated through high school and has taught all four of her children at home. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English language and literature, an M.Div., and a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she taught writing and literature for over fifteen years.


4 thoughts on “Well-Trained Mind Academy

  1. Are you guys saying that you have an accredited online school? If so that’s what I’m looking for I cannot find which one you actually recommend I’m kind of confused cuz somebody just please throw out some recommendations to me

  2. Is it too late for my daughter to be enrolled in the well trained mind academy for this fall? She is entering sixth grade. Is it possible to supplement the coursework she does at public school with courses from your curriculum? Thank you!

    1. Unfortunately, due to massive increases in demand this summer, the Academy is full and its waiting list is full too, so they’re not able to take any new applicants. We’re sorry.

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