The St. John's College undergraduate and graduate programs are defined by the original sources studied and by the nature of the classroom experience—small, discussion-based seminars led by experienced faculty. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are similar in Annapolis and Santa Fe; an Eastern Classics masters' program is offered in Santa Fe only. The distinct campus environments further complement the college's academic excellence.
"The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring."