An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents

  • An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents

An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents


  • This 48-page booklet is an ideal introduction to classical education that traces the history of classical education and describes its modern renaissance. The booklet also highlights the distinctive elements of the movement, including its emphasis on teaching grammar, logic, and rhetoric (the trivium); the role and benefits of classical language study; and the extraordinary achievements of students who are receiving a classical education. This engaging and conversational booklet includes anecdotes, diagrams, and charts, and is especially recommended to parents just beginning their examination of classical education. An unabridged, 80-minute audio book, read by the author, is also available.

      • Concise but significant introduction to classical education
      • Clear definition and historical overview of classical education
      • Descriptions of the modern renaissance in classical education
      • Examples of student achievements around the country
      • Helpful anecdotes, diagrams, and charts
      • Unabridged audio book also available

    International Versions: As the classical education movement continues to grow, the need for resources in multiple languages has also increased. We are thrilled to be able to offer An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents in the following languages:

    Note: The PDF versions are complimentary, and we encourage you to share them with a friend or use them on your school’s website. We ask that you please credit Classical Academic Press and the author, Dr. Christopher Perrin, when sharing or linking to the PDF.

    Schools: Bulk pricing is available, see tab above. This booklet is ideal for parent nights, potential parents visiting your school, recruiting events, or marketing your classical school.

    What is the difference between Introduction to Classical Education and Discover Classical Christian Education?

    Introduction to Classical Education

    1. Much substantial information
    2. A reading piece, incremental
    3. Recommended for a reader with deeper interest or previous exposure

    Discover Classical Christian Education

    1. Graphical magazine layout
    2. Information presented in short “articles”
    3. Recommended for a fast, high-impact introduction to classical education
  • Paperback

    ISBN: 9781600510205

    Pages: 45

    Dimensions: 5.5in x 8.5in

  • Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD, Author

    Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD

    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 serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning and as the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. 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 An Introduction to Classical Education, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, and Greek for Children, and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.

  • Bulk pricing is available.

    • 50-99 items, receive a $1.00 discount per item
    • 100-249 items, receive a $1.50 discount per item
    • 250+ items, receive a $2.00 discount per item