Statement of the Program
The following is the introduction to the Statement of the St. John’s Program of Instruction. The first statement of the program was penned by the dean of the college, Scott Buchanan, when the “new program” was established in 1937. It has been gradually revised by subsequent deans over several decades as the Program has taken definitive shape. The Statement describes the first principles upon which the education is designed and conducted, and it gives concise descriptions of each part of the undergraduate program (the Seminar, Language and Math Tutorials, and Laboratories) and of the Graduate Institute program. It is essential reading for all members of the community, including current and prospective students. The full text of the Statement may be found at the link below.