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Parent Conferences


Parent Conferences

The real mission of Classical Conversations is equipping parents to be great educators at home. Therefore, we put a great deal of effort into offering free three-day conferences for parents. These conferences are called Parent Practicums and are held in many locations across the country and in the other countries where Classical Conversations communities meet.

2015 Drawing Out the Truth: The Art of Inquiry

We’re excited to announce that the 2015 Parent Practicum theme will be science, emphasizing the building nature of science explorations: they lead to understanding and AWE. We begin with the grammar stage of curiosity and wonder, through the dialectic, and end with the rhetoric stage of awe in the face of dawning understanding. Wonder to wonder!

Practicums are offered between April and September. Dates and locations are listed on our event calendar.

A significant portion of our time at these conferences is spent actually practicing using the classical model, hence the name, Practicum. Morning sessions focus on the classical model in general and afternoon sessions delve deeper into a particular subject. For more information about specific daily schedules, please visit of Inquiry.

While you learn, your children learn, too!
Economically-priced day camps are available for students of all ages. Your students are sure to enjoy the group learning environment, whether they are being cared for in our nursery; playing and singing in our play camps; memorizing and drawing God’s world in our geo-drawing camps; or learning about language, writing, science, logic, debate, or public speaking in our academic camps for older students. Advance registration for student camps is required, so don’t delay!


For more information, visit our Parent Practicum website.