Books & Articles

If one is interested in learning more about classical education, he or she can probably not do any better than beginning with Dorothy Sayers’ classic essay, “The Lost Tools of Learning” available at

For additional reading, see our recommendations below.

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Parents who are interested in Christian classical education tend to walk a via media between the Luddites and the BYOD classroom when it comes to the role of technology in their children’s lives. To read some of the latest research and opinions, check out our post “Screens, Social Media, and Students.

Articles & Essays

“What is Classical Education?”, Susan Wise Bauer

“Why Classical Education?”, Escondido Tutorial Service


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Bookcover for The Well Trained MindThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide the the Classical Education You Never Had, Susan Wise Bauer

Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson

Book cover of The Devil KNows Latin, Why America Needs Classical Education

Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin, Tracy Lee Simmons

The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition, E. Christian Kopff

Classical Education, Gene Veith and Andrew Kern

• Classical and Christian Education, Gregg Strawbridge