Since its founding as King William’s School in 1696, St. John’s has been situated in the colonial seaport town of Annapolis, the capital of the State of Maryland. Our 36-acre campus lies in the historic district, adjoining College Creek, one block from the State House and across the street from the U.S. Naval Academy yard. The college’s campus includes 18th-century historic homes, 19th-century Victorian structures, and 20th and 21st-century buildings.

The  Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College presents museum exhibitions by artists of renown. Athletic facilities on campus include playing fields, tennis courts, a gymnasium with a well-equipped weight room, a dance studio, and a suspended running track. The college also has a coffee shop and several common rooms available to all students. In addition, there are smaller, comfortably furnished social rooms in the dormitories and elsewhere on campus.


Founded in 1649, Annapolis is an historic seaport city situated on the Chesapeake Bay. It is the capital of the state of Maryland and has numerous 18th-century buildings; three of these buildings are on the St. John’s campus. Annapolis is known as America’s Sailing Capital and is home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, the Annapolis Sailing School (the oldest in America), and the United States Naval Academy. The college’s Annapolis campus is located in the heart of the historic district, close to the sailing and recreational activities of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Summer Academy students attending in Annapolis can explore the rich heritage of colonial America and enjoy water sports. In addition, participants will explore the cultural attractions of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Travel Information

Annapolis is conveniently located between the metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. There are several airports in the area (Dulles, Reagan, and Baltimore-Washington International), all of which have train, shuttle or car service to Annapolis. For more information on transportation and directions to campus, please click here.

For students traveling alone, van service will be provided at no extra charge to and from Baltimore Washington International airport.