"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philosophy for Children

Mt. Holyoke College, its president, and a philosophy professor are our partners in the 2nd grade philosophy for children program.  Over eight years, approximately 100 Mt. Holyoke College students and 500 MLK Charter School students have participated in this program.  The Mt. Holyoke students in groups of two meet with groups of 10 MLK students weekly for six weeks to use picture books as the jumping off point for discussion of philosophical issues.  Mt. Holyoke hosts the MLK Charter School 2nd grade for a culminating event.  The Mt. Holyoke College/MLK Charter School philosophy for children program has been widely disseminated including an article in the Harvard Journal… and a documentary aired on public television in Springfield….


Philosophy for Children on NPR

Big Ideas for Little Kids

School of Thought Philosophy for Young Minds