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Well-Trained Mind

Susan’s first book for Norton, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, co-authored by her mother Jessie Wise, has become an educational classic.


Revised twice (so far), The Well-Trained Mind sparked a home-school movement and remains a perennial best-seller.

Join thousands of parent-educators at The Well-Trained Mind Forums. And be sure to visit the book’s informational website,

PHP logo aloneSusan’s publishing company, Peace Hill Press (in the process of being renamed Well-Trained Mind Press), produces books and curricula to help parents and teachers implement classical methods. Visit the Press here.

WTM TreeOur newest venture is The Well-Trained Mind Academy, online classes for middle and high school students. Live classroom sessions, personalized attention, skilled instructors, fully graded assignments–all in line with the methods of The Well Trained Mind. Preview a class here.