Founded in 2001 as Peace Hill Press, Well-Trained Mind Press specializes in K-12 books and curricula that are designed to meet the goals of classical education. In 2016, the Press changed its name to reflect its mission: to help parents and teachers provide the education described in the best-selling guide The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. Flagship series include the narrative world history series The Story of the World; the elementary and pre-rhetoric programs Writing With Ease and Writing With Skill; and the complete grammar curricula First Language Lessons and Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind; and math teaching and drill resources developed by mathematician and home-school parent Kate Snow. The Press also publishes storyteller Jim Weiss, previously of Greathall Productions, and his full list of audiobooks and illustrated versions of novels, poetry, folk tales, history, and biographies from around the world.

The Press hosts the largest and busiest home school message boards on the web; visit to share ideas, ask questions, and find support. Our site also hosts an ever-growing collection of practical, encouraging articles for homeschoolers and other classical educators.

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Well-Trained Mind Press is distributed internationally by W. W. Norton and its partners. Press books can be purchased directly from, or anywhere books are sold. 

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