West End, North Carolina — Classical Conversations®’ student enrollment went over the 100,000-student milestone this week, making it one of the largest homeschooling organizations in the world.
Classical Conversations’ CEO Robert Bortins announced Friday that student registration for the fall had reached 100,215 and should continue to increase for the next couple of weeks.
“We have been incredibly blessed by the Lord over the past 10 years,” Bortins said. “We have been roughly doubling the number of enrolled students every four years, and it is a challenge to keep up with this rapid growth. Fortunately, we have a terrific team of employees and contractors who provide tremendous service to our almost 70,000 homeschooling families.”
Classical Conversations® is a classical education resource used by homeschoolers in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. CC’s tutoring programs are provided by about 2,000 CC communities. CC provides resources, guidance and a community for a Christian home school curriculum using classical education in three developmental stages: grammar, dialectic and rhetoric.
To put CC’s student enrollment into perspective, if all 100,215 CC students could be assembled in one place, they wouldn’t all fit in Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas Longhorns football team. In other terms, if all CC students were to hold hands they could stretch the 76 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Spartanburg, South Carolina.
“When I started Classical Conversations 19 years ago with 11 teenagers in the basement of our Winston-Salem home, little did I realize where God would lead us,” said Leigh Bortins, founder of CC. “While we have always strived to present a quality service to our families, it is God who has given the increase.”
Leigh Bortins started Classical Conversations in 1997. The family-owned company is headquartered in West End, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.classicalconversations.com.