Other P4C Programs & Educators

Listed below are a number of other Philosophy for Children programs and educators from around the world. Not only do program websites often contain lesson modules and other resources, educators often post interesting articles and other info on their social media accounts. If you have a P4C program you’d like listed here, please contact us!

Summer Camps

The Iowa Philosophy Lyceum: Pre-college philosophy summercamp. 


P4C Denton: Denton, Texas’s first-ever P4C summercamp.


The Utah Lyceum: a non-residential philosophy camp held each summer on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. The camp is free for all participants and is open to any middle or high-school student. We think that a philosophical education is too important to wait until college, so participants receive instruction in formal and informal reasoning, the history of philosophical thought, and critical thinking from philosophy faculty at SUU. We emphasize helping students learn how to think carefully about difficult topics rather than instructing them on what to think. To that end, Lyceum instructors help participants identify, research, and present about a philosophical topic of their choosing during the course of the week.


Western Michigan Lyceum: a free summer camp for high school students, facilitated by philosophy faculty and graduate students. At the Lyceum, students engage in discussions, participate in fun activities and games, and improve their critical thinking and writing skills. Students also get to see more of WMU’s campus, including free daily lunches and a theme-related field trip. Participants in the Lyceum come from high schools from across and beyond the state of Michigan.


Year-Round Programs

Philosophy for Children without Boarders (Filosofía Infantil Sin Fronteras)

Free virtual philosophy courses for Spanish-speaking youth! 

MOSHI: be surprised, ask questions, be curious, and create

Offering workshops to cultivate “philosophical thinking” and “artistic practice.” For workshops contact MOSHI.  

Plato: Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization

“PLATO advocates and supports introducing philosophy through programs, resource-sharing, and the development of a national network in pre-college philosophy.” 

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC), Montclaire State University

“The IAPC is the world’s oldest organization devoted to young people’s philosophical practice.”

SAPERE: Philosophy for Children, Colleges, Communities, UK

“We train teachers in Philosophy for Children, which encourages children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively, and caringly. We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners.”

Brila Youth Projects, Montréal, Canada

“Brila is an educational charity committed to inspiring young people through philosophical dialogue and creative projects.”

Philosophy for Children Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Philosophical Horizons, University of Memphis

Teaching Children Philosophy, Mount Holyoke

Center for Philosophy for Children, University of Washington

“Founded in 1996, [the center] was created with the aim of empowering young people to think for themselves through introducing them to philosophy. The Center became affiliated with the University of Washington’s Department of Philosophy in 1997.”

P4CHawai’i, Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education, University of Hawai’i

“P4C Hawai’i is dedicated to preparing, supporting, and sustaining educators, researched, and students who engage or are interested in engaging in P4C worldwide.”

Philosophy for Children, Creighton University

“The P4C program at Creighton University started in Fall 2006 under the leadership of Dr. Jinmei Yuan, Professor of Philosophy at Creighton.”

The Philosophy Club, Australia

“… currently working with partner schools in Melbourne to develop a school-wide culture of critical and creative thinking [in addition to] unique professional development programs for teachers, and acclaimed student programs for primary and junior secondary school years.”

P4CNZ – Philosophy for Children New Zealand, New Zealand

“an international educational programme aimed at Year 1 – 13 students.  It taps children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder and is dedicated to empowering them to make sense of themselves, and the world around them, through philosophical inquiry.”

Oaxaca Philosophy for Children Initiative, Mexico

“… faciliates philosophical dialogue and multicultural collaboration at the K-12 level for students of Oaxaca, Mexco–particularlythose students who are least likely to have access to academic enrichment programs.”

Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands, US and Mexico

“Given that our program is situated in the unique and challenging sociopolitical context that is the Mexico-US borderlands, we are committed to facilitating dialogues that reflect and respond to the particular philosophical questions that this region inspires.”

Kids Philosophy Slam, USA

“… designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life.”

Filosofia con i Bambini, Italy

A P4C program located in Verbania, Italy.