Founded in 2001 as Peace Hill Press, Well-Trained Mind Press specializes in K-12 books and curricula designed to meet the goals of classical education.
In 2016, the Press changed its name to Well-Trained Mind Press 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. (Receipts from our online store still say Peace Hill Press.)
Flagship series include the narrative world history series The Story of the World; the elementary and intermediate (pre-rhetoric) writing programs Writing With Ease and Writing With Skill; and the complete grammar curricula First Language Lessons and Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind.
Well-Trained Mind Press also publishes storyteller Jim Weiss' audiobooks and illustrated versions of novels, poetry, folk tales, history, and biographies from around the world.
Purchase Well-Trained Mind Press books directly from the Well-Trained Mind Store, or anywhere books are sold. PDFs and MP3s are available only from our store. Some books are available as ebooks or audiobooks from multiple vendors.
The Well-Trained Mind is distributed internationally by W. W. Norton and its partners.
Well-Trained Mind Press hosts the largest and busiest home school message boards on the web. Visit to share ideas, ask questions, and find support.
We also offer an ever-growing collection of practical, encouraging articles for homeschoolers and other classical educators in its Articles and Videos section.
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