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About The Well-Trained Mind Press

Our Story

The Well-Trained Mind is the guide that millions of parents trust to help them create the best possible education for their child. Well-Trained Mind Press creates and curates curricula, practical advice, and helpful recommendations modeled after the principles in The Well-Trained Mind. Here, you will find practical articles, an online community, user-friendly textbooks, and much more. Our goal is to be your trusted guide through the wilds of education.

We Know Education

Our materials provide parents with a rare combination of academic rigor (because of all the graduate degrees) and ease of use (because we know just how busy your schedules are). We are proud to say that our materials are the best books available for teaching history, math, and language arts that we have seen. We’re also proud that as we come out with more and more titles, they keep getting better and better.


We Know Homeschooling

Many parents rely on The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published in 1999, now in its 4th edition!) as their homeschooling authority. The book’s authors, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, direct Well-Trained Mind Press.

We Know You

We maintain the Well-Trained Mind Forums, a resource where, every month, roughly 40,000 moms and dads share questions, answers, struggles, successes, ideas, and opinions about classical education, schools, homeschooling, and life. We understand that you have a finite amount of time, energy, and money, and that you want to give your family the best education you possibly can. We use that knowledge to create products that meet your needs.


The Press

We are a small, family-run company, working together to produce the best materials for classical education the world has ever seen.

Most educational presses are run by large, international companies, which make large profits by pushing poorly-designed, grossly-overpriced books to large, institutional buyers. Not us. We’re a small company; we want to stay that way. When you call our office, you don’t get a phone tree; you get to talk to us directly. Our books aren’t written by committee; they’re produced by a small group of dedicated, skilled writers who have training, experience, and (in most cases) multiple graduate degrees.

We enjoy working in a small office on a farm. It presents us with myriad challenges and adventures. Like the time when the farm’s 200-gallon diesel tank fell over and we had to leave our typesetting and editing duties to right it. Or the time when Noodles, one of the beagles, ate several packages waiting for UPS. (We’re probably the only educational press in the world where our dogs eat your homework!)

Contact Us

You can call us, toll-free, at 1-877-322-3445. E-mail us at [email protected]. If you would like to send us something by mail, our address is:

Well-Trained Mind Press
18021 The Glebe Lane
Charles City, VA 23030

Please note: If you send us something by mail, please include a phone number or e-mail address, so we can get in touch with you.

The Well-Trained Mind Academy

The Well-Trained Mind Academy online courses, taught by expert instructors using classical methods, provide you with options in subjects (ranging from Chemistry and Music Theory to Advanced U.S. History) where a little outside expertise can be helpful. Well-Trained Mind Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Our core courses are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

Contact The Well-Trained Mind Academy: Check out The Well-Trained Mind Academy’s website to see the course offerings. If you need further information or customer assistance, click “Get Support” in the upper right corner of the home page.