Dr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the director at the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools and the former board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.

Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is the author of The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker and Greek for Children and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.

Christopher has a passion for classical education and is a lover of goodness, truth, and beauty wherever it is found.


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Classical Consulting

Dr. Perrin speaks regularly at schools, conferences, and homeschool conventions. He has been a consultant for more than 55 schools in 26 states. Christopher is available to speak on various subjects. Select one of the options below for a list of available topics and fee information:

Classical, Christian School Consulting & Seminar TopicsPublic & Charter School Consulting & Seminar TopicsHomeschool Conference Seminar Topics


The Legacy and Renewal of Classical Christian Education

Classical Consortium Video on Classical Education

Classical Q&A with Chris Perrin

An Introduction to Classical Education (first 2 hours of course are free)

The Essential Principles of Classical Pedagogy (1-hour overview video is free)


Audio Lectures (MP3)

Why Children Must Play To Learn

Teaching is . . . an Art

The Lighter Side of Education

What is Classical Education?

Recovering the Intellectual Virtues

School as Scholé (Leisure and Contemplation)

Community is Classical

Why Latin and How to Teach It in Grades 3–6

Revolutionary Latin

Embodied Learning

Developing Student Intellectual Virtues




What is Classical Education?

Once More, What Is Classical Education? 

Classical Education: Rigorous or Vigorous?

What Is Classical Education? A Sailing Ship

Dad As Teacher, Mentor, and Professor

School of Scholé

The Kitchen Table

Loving What Must Be Done



Inside Classical Education Blog

ICE BlogClassical education is the method of teaching and learning that has been used throughout western history, and it has many facets. A current renaissance of this movement is spreading through the country, both in schools and homeschools, and we are proud to be a part of it. One term to describe the particular branch of classical education that we support is “trivium-based education.” This movement within classical education was inspired by Dorothy Sayers and Douglas Wilson to restore the trivium as a model for shaping primary and secondary education. Other emphases of a classical education are the integration of subjects, the study of a classical language (often Latin), and the reading and discussion of the great books. For more information about classical education, visit the Inside Classical Education blog!