Classical Education Parent Night

“Why Choose
Classical Education?”

Minnesota Classical Education Conference 2023

Classical Education Parent Night

“Why Choose
Classical Education?”

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

• Social Hour 6 pm to 6:30 pm
•Presentation: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

*Appetizers will be served during the social hour.

Marriott Minneapolis Airport
2020 American Blvd. East,
Bloomington, MN 55425

Join Susan Wise Bauer for an overview of the philosophy of Classical education and the ways in which it can be re-interpreted for the twenty-first century. This presentation will cover the three distinctive stages of Classical learning (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric), the ways in which those stages contribute to the education of the whole child, and the overall goals of Classical education – teaching students the pattern of learning so that they can continue to exercise it for the rest of their lives.

Featuring writer, teacher, and historian

Susan Wise Bauer

Susan is the author most recently of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, as well as The Well-Educated Mind, The Story of Western Science, and the History of the World series, all published by W. W. Norton; she also wrote the children’s series The Story of the World, Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Susan and her mother Jessie Wise are the co-authors of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, now in its fourth edition.

Susan is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Well-Trained Mind Press, a small press publishing resources for K-12 students and their parents, and the founder of The Well-Trained Mind Academy, which offers online courses in the classical tradition for middle and high school students.

She has a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

She now writes and raises sheep on the family farm in Charles City, Virginia, which is also the home base for her husband and her four adult children, as well as two dogs, five cats, eleven ducks, thirty Angora goats, four horses, two donkeys, and a variable number of chickens and pigs. Her current project is a history of illness for St. Martin’s Press.