St. John’s College Summer Academy
Sessions are hosted on both St. John’s campus locations, in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. Scroll through five sessions.
What is the Great Books Reading Program?
We take great pride in our great books curriculum, which was adopted in 1937. The tradition of all students reading fundamental texts of Western civilization is the foundation of our education. Our Great Books Reading List includes classic works by Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Cervantes and more.
Our goal with the Summer Academy is to introduce high school students to the world of critical thinking and discussion while reading great books in subjects like philosophy, literature, psychology, history, religion, economics, science, astronomy, language, and more.
Read and discuss timeless literary, philosophical, and artistic works this summer in Santa Fe! Consider thematic contrasts in Tolstoy’s War and Peace or Dante’s Purgatory, or aesthetic contrasts that bring drama to film noir or Georgia O’Keeffe’s art.