The Paideia Fellowship is an institute where we research and practice the art of teaching the classical liberal arts in the homeschool and 1-2 day a week school settings. We teach, coach, and support students, parents, mentors, and homeschool community leaders to learn and teach the classical liberal arts via the Paideia Fellowship Homeschool Community, in-person and online training, conferences, and workshops, consulting for homeschool community leaders, lesson plans, learning guides, and a website where you can find articles, videos, webinars, and links to other organizations and people involved in the classical liberal arts renewal.
The Paideia Fellowship had its beginnings in a two-car garage turned school room in 2013, where four families met to study literature, writing, natural history, and Shakespeare. Soon after that, the Expanding Wisdom blog was born and became a small corner of the web where parents and teachers could go to learn about teaching and homeschooling classically.
Since then, Paideia Fellowship Homeschool Community has grown into a one-day a week homeschool community of 25 families and the Expanding Wisdom blog continued to grow in the resources and training offered. As this growth was happening, more people were reaching out and asking for help with how to be part of and start a Charlotte Mason inspired, classical liberal arts community that focused on teaching students the classical liberal arts. We really wanted to help, so we wrote about our journey, hosted a webinar, have talked with countless homeschool community leaders, and have opened our doors at PFHC to visitors looking to learn more about our kind of homeschool community. Some of these resources were on Expanding Wisdom and some of these through our homeschool community.
In 2017, Expanding Wisdom and The Paideia Fellowship Homeschool Community banded together as one Paideia Fellowship to provide a seamless experience and a unified suite of resources for students, parents, teachers, and homeschool community leaders pursuing the classical liberal arts. Here on our website, you can find timely articles related to classical education on our blog, lesson plans and other products in our shop, online and local event registration on our event page, and other videos and webinars in our Classical Teaching Library. We love to hear from you, please reach out with any comments or questions.
The Paideia Fellowship is called to coach and support students and classical homeschooling parents, teachers, and homeschool communities in learning and teaching the classical liberal arts in their homeschools and communities.
Expanding wisdom, extending grace.
In this life, there is a tension between the real and the ideal. We believe that there is a real standard to reach for, so we teach, work, and grow. We also know there is the reality of today and so we encourage, inspire, and support.
Statement of Faith
The Paideia Fellowship holds to the Christian beliefs set forth in the Nicene Creed and we aspire to live life as described in 1 Corinthians 13 and in our motto “Expanding Wisdom, Extending Grace.”
We believe in creating resources and products that have been used with success in the real life scenarios of our homeschools and homeschool communities. We believe in honoring the customer by offering solutions that work at the level where life and teaching are happening. We believe in honoring the customer by making our resources beautiful, excellent, and user-friendly. We believe in honoring the worker by giving him his due wages. Above all we value seeking first the kingdom of God in our planning, creating, daily actions, and decision making.