Get the book that started it all. Echo in Celebration: A Call to Home-Centered Education tells the inspiring true story of Classical Conversations founder Leigh Bortins’ personal homeschool journey and offers readers valuable advice about extraordinary success made possible by educating children with the classical Christian homeschooling method.

 Recommended in Program(s): Scribblers, Foundations, Essentials
Cycle(s): n/a

What families are saying:

“I just finished reading Echo in Celebration by Leigh Bortins for the third time. It takes me a while to break old habits; I am so hardheaded. I have to read and reread and remind myself that I am choosing a better education for my children than what I received.” —Brandy Ferrell, Writers Circle
“I think back to my early days of homeschooling, with sweaty palms and nervous heart, reading her first book, Echo in Celebration. I spent countless, sleepless nights underlining and starring all of my favorite passages.” —Cara McLauchlan, Writers Circle



Classical Conversations MultiMedia

Publication date:


Number of pages:








After earning a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Leigh worked in the aerospace industry before beginning her work as an educator. She also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Having taught study skills for 30 years to children and adults, Leigh has written several books, including The Core, The Question and The Conversation, a series which explores the classical trivium from a parent’s perspective. She has also authored complete, Reception to Upper Sixth curriculum guides for parents and home education tutors across the globe as the founder and chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations, Inc.

Leigh home educated her four boys with her husband, Robert. It was in this undertaking she experienced the time-tested privilege of learning by the classical method and found a way to promote the fundamentals of education and exercise critical thinking skills.

She is currently completing development of a maths curriculum called The Math Map, mapping the structure of Reception to Upper Sixth maths from a classical, Christian perspective.

Leigh and Robert Bortins, their children, and their grandchildren live near Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Recently viewed items