We encourage you to visit our campus and sit in on a seminar so you can get a complete picture of what the Graduate Institute has to offer. You can meet current students and faculty members, take in the surrounding area, and get a feel for the conversations taking place in this lively community of learners.
St. John's College, Annapolis, has roots as old as the nation itself. Located in the center of the historic capital city of Annapolis, Maryland, St. John's received its collegiate charter in 1784—the same year the city served temporarily as the capital of the United States. Our mode of instruction and study has changed since then, but the St. John's experience is steeped in rich tradition. The beautiful green lawns, historic architecture, and prime location along the Chesapeake Bay make St. John's College, Annapolis, an interesting and exciting place to live while exploring the enduring questions of the human experience.
The Annapolis campus is home to the Chesapeake Bay's largest stretch of restored natural shoreline, called College Creek, and the Pendulum Pit, an acoustic marvel where students often gather to practice music. Campus is a two-minute walk from the historic section of Annapolis, and we're right next door to the United States Naval Academy and the Maryland State Capitol, with its gorgeous grounds. We're just a quick bus-ride from metropolitan Washington D.C.
The Graduate Institute is housed in the Barr-Buchanan Center, named in honor of Stringfellow Barr and Scott Buchanan, founders of the great books curriculum at St. John's. The historic building, originally known as Woodward Hall, was renovated in 1997 and now contains offices, classrooms, reading rooms, a computer lab and student activity rooms.
"Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream"