Discover The Well-Trained Mind Academy

High-Quality Classical Education From Anywhere

See what the Well-Trained Mind Academy is all about.

The Well-Trained Mind Academy provides live, online middle and high school classes for homeschoolers, afterschoolers, and anyone looking to provide quality, custom education for their student.

At the Well-Trained Mind Academy, students can take online classes based on classical pedagogy in all of the core subjects. We also offer a variety of electives to further diversify knowledge and expand a student’s education. Our courses are taught by seasoned educators with a passion for helping students excel, and our administrative team is committed to working with families to create an educational environment that fits each family's educational and lifestyle needs.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Teaching Methodology
Our time-tested methods teach your student to express ideas clearly and to engage thoughtfully with the world. Our teaching methods are based on the three-part classical pattern of training the mind, called the trivium. At the heart of our curriculum is our mandate to teach students how to learn, so that they may leave WTMA with the motivation to pursue knowledge their whole lives.

Training the Mind

Students begin their studies by learning the foundations of a subject.

Questioning and Argumentation

Questioning and argumentation (logic skills) follow.


Finally, students are taught how to express their own ideas about their subjects.
Skilled & Passionate Educators

All of our instructors have years of experience in teaching, tutoring, homeschooling, or a combination of all three, giving them a well-rounded educational approach.

Since we do not follow a rigid, common core curriculum, our educators are also able to engage students in the things they find most interesting while continuing to build their knowledge on foundational materials that will serve them in higher education and life beyond.

Watch Teaching Samples from Our Educators

Mathematics Teaching Sample

Francine McGlaughlin shares about her background in teaching mathematics and describes what her classroom is like.

French Teaching Sample

Julie Powers discusses her passion for the French language and introduces the French courses she teaches at the Well-Trained Mind Academy.
Engaging Courses & Personalized Education Plans

At The Well-Trained Mind Academy, we offer families the flexibility to tailor their educational experience with our a la carte course selection.

Whether you're looking to enhance your homeschool curriculum, integrate with public or charter school education, or seek a comprehensive academic program, our academy meets a diverse range of educational needs. Our classes are designed to be engaging, and we regularly update existing courses and offer new subjects to keep things fresh in today’s fast-paced world.

Course Formats

The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers two course formats to meet your family's needs.

Live, Online Courses

Our Live, Online Courses are one of the key features that makes us unique. This format allows students to engage with the instructor, fellow students, and course materials in real time.
Learn About Our Live Courses

Delayed Lecture Sections

Our Delayed Lecture sections allow students unable to attend live class sessions to participate in our classes. This program is especially helpful for international students, afterschoolers, and students in distant American time zones.
Learn about our delayed lectures


WTMA is a fully accredited learning services provider. We are accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Our core high school courses are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). We also offer the Global Seal of Biliteracy and several Advanced Placement courses.

Learn About Our Accreditations

Ready to Learn More?


Browse Our Student & Parent Handbook

Our handbook covers key topics for prospective families. Learn more about our classical methods, browse guides for curriculum planning, access resources for students and parents, and more.
View our handbook

Preview Our Academic Calendar

Learn when orientation, registration, and other important dates are. Also get an overview of our academic schedule to know when your student can expect exams, holidays, and more.
Preview Our Academic Calendar

Get Help Registering

When you're ready to register, check out our How to Register video that walks you through the process.

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