Classical Academic Press is a K-12 educational publishing, media, and consulting company for schools and homeschools. We are the product of decades of brainstorming, conversations, thoughtful critiques, and classroom application from leaders and educators throughout the nation. Our mission is to produce and supply the finest curricula, media, and classical education training to communities across the English-speaking world.
Our motto “Classical Subjects Creatively Taught,” describes the essence of all that we publish. We seek to produce classical curricula and media with a clear design and structure, incremental and systematic instruction, all with a touch of delight, creativity, and flair. This approach also extends to our teacher training and consulting.
Classical Academic Press was founded in 2001 by Dr. Christopher Perrin and three other teachers who were serving with him at a classical school in Harrisburg, PA, while he was head of school. He seeks to cultivate curiosity, wonder, and a life-long love of learning in students and educators. Dr. Perrin is a strong advocate and a leading voice of scholé, a restful approach to teaching and learning, and is a lover of truth, goodness, and beauty wherever it may be found.
The logo of Classical Academic Press features the image of an aqueduct, which in Roman civilization provided water to towns, villages, and cities throughout the empire. We have chosen the aqueduct to symbolize our company’s goal of bridging the old and the new, by reviving the tried-and-true with fresh imagery, technology, and accessibility, and by bringing the life-giving wisdom of the ancient world to the thirsty soul of our own modern culture.