Plutarch for Kids: Classical History Through Biography

Middle School

Instructor: Thomas Banks

Multiple Sections Available

Classes on the 25-Week Schedule run from the week of Sep. 9 through Apr. 25th or Self-Paced

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Plutarch’s Lives (Dryden translation (Available online))


2/19/24 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins

2/23/24 - Pre-Registration Ends

3/4/24 - Registration for New Families Begins

5/31/24 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)

6/1/24 - Full Tuition Due

6/1/24 - Payment Plan: 1st Payment Due

7/1/24 - Payment Plan: 2nd Payment Due

8/1/24 - Payment Plan: 3rd Payment Due

8/5/24 - Class Canvas Login Information Sent Out

8/11/24 - Last Day to Request 50% Refund (Minus Deposit)


Please Note: This course has rotating content so that students may take the class more than once.

Learn History through Biography: The Greek biographer Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is one of the cornerstones of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy. Join Classicist Thomas Banks in his online class dedicated to exploring this classic book, with Alexander the Great (1st Semester) and Julius Caesar (2nd Semester). 

Charlotte Mason-style lessons:  We will read these together while learning about the great and terrible events of their lives and the events of their respective eras. The readings will be guided and living and short.

Weekly Written Narrations: Students will write a narration and upload to the class forum each week. Students may also narrate orally to parents who can transcribe and upload for the student. Narrations will not be corrected or graded. There is no writing instruction; only accountability and practice with narration.

The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson called Plutarch’s biographies “a Bible for heroes”. Let us explore it together.

Sessions Available:

Tuesdays, 1:00-1:45 PM Eastern

Tuesdays, 2:15-3:00 PM Eastern

Thursdays, 12:00-12:45 PM Eastern


$560.00 total (including $95.00 non-refundable deposit)

All balances must be paid before classes begin.

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Three Payment Options Available:

Pay Tuition in Full Immediately

Pay Deposit Immediately and Pay Remaining Tuition by June 1st, 2024

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