Wouldn’t it be wonderful to step into a different world?  A world of talking animals, exciting adventures and Aslan?

Join us as we take our first steps into this splendorous domain of fantasy and adventure. We’ll see how Aslan creates the world, and how Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy find themselves kings and queens in his country. We’ll read all the stories and talk  about the characters and think about why these stories have captured the imagination of so many.  We’ll also learn a little about C.S. Lewis, the author and scholar who introduced this magical realm to us.

We will read all seven novels in eight weeks. Each week’s reading will culminate in a fun quiz based on the content of the assigned book.

Prerequisites: 4th grade reading ability
Instructor: Seraphim Winslow, B.A.
Grade or Age Level: Age 9 years and older
Minimum Enrollment Required: 4
Maximum Class Size: 15

Tuition: $100

Class Meets: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM Pacific, for 8 weeks, June 4 – July 23


  •  The Magician’s Nephew


  •  Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe


Seraphim Winslow, B.A.

Seraphim Winslow was dean of students and principal of a classical K-12 academy in San Francisco for over a decade. In addition to homeschooling his son, he has been teaching English, the classical Trivium (Grammar, Logic and Composition), Modern Languages, the Humanities, and Western and World Civilizations and Cultures to students of all ages for more than 30 years. He particularly enjoys working with students in the 4th through 8th grades.

Seraphim graduated with a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds Associate of Arts degrees in Philosophy, the Humanities, and General Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy at San Francisco State University.

Seraphim enjoys the thrill of getting lost in cavernous university libraries and old European bookstores. He also enjoys riding his recumbent tricycle through the pine-laden Sierra foothills, where he lives with his iconographer wife, Lena; his 17-year-old son, Theodore; and their cat, Skipper.