The Liberal Arts: Tools for Learning



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Join us for a day with Dr. Christopher Perrin of Classical Academic Press and, an online learning community for teachers and parents.

Dr. Perrin will talk about how the liberal arts are an education that is freedom and justice for all mankind. We will talk about the Socratic method of teaching and how we can learn and engage our students. Workshops will focus on how to cultivate a close, parent-directed community of learners, why the highschool years are the most important years in a child’s education, and how literature shapes our moral imagination.

At this retreat style event, we will enjoy a leisurely lunch in a beautiful, relaxing environment where we can discuss ideas, make new friends and reconnect with others. The lunch hour will be accompanied by a stringed ensemble of local musicians.

The earlybird rate of $75 ends on October 19!

November 2, 2019

Glenmore Christian Academy
16520 24 Street SW
Calgary, AB


8:30 – Registration, Coffee and light breakfast
9:00 – Welcome
9:15 – Plenary with Dr. Perrin
10:30 – Break
10:45– Plenary with Dr. Perrin
12:00 – Lunch (Buffet Lunch included in registration)
1:15 – Workshops:
Creating Schole in Community – with Annemarie Barwich
Homeschooling into Highschool: A Mother’s Journey – with Joanne Barendregt
What Makes a Book Great? – with Hester VanBraeden
2:15 – Break
2:30 – Question Panel
3:15 – Plenary with Dr. Perrin
4:30 – Closing 


About Dr. Christopher Perrin
Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the director at the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools and the former board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.

Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is the author of The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker and Greek for Children and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.

Christopher has a passion for classical education and is a lover of goodness, truth, and beauty wherever it is found.

About the Calgary Classical Schole Group
Founded in 2016, and directed by Annemarie Barwich, the Calgary Classical Schole Group is a homeschooling community that employs the content of a classical curriculum and the pedagogy of restful learning embodied by the word scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.”  Their mission is to pursue deep engagement that results in enjoyable, permanent learning—that is, to bring scholé to our homeschool co-op. To learn more visit:


No refunds 30 days after registration fee has been paid and no refunds after October 15, 2019 which ever comes first.

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