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Registration and Policies

Tuition, Discounts, and Scholarships

Summer Classics Tuition

Tuition for Summer Classics is $1,280 per individual seminar.

Tuition includes registration, books and other course materials, weekday lunches, special events, and library and gym access. A $250 non-refundable deposit for each seminar is required to hold your space and to receive seminar materials. Balances must be paid in full by June 1. Those registering after June 1 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Science Institute Tuition

Tuition for the Science Institute is $1,900 per week.

Tuition includes a seminar in the morning and afternoon, registration, books, other course materials, weekday lunches, all Summer Classics special events, and library and gym access.

Teacher Tuition Assistance

St. John’s College offers tuition assistance to a limited number of full-time licensed teachers (K-12). With proof of employment as an educator, participants will receive a 50-percent discount on tuition per Summer Classics seminar. The 50-percent discount is also available to teachers taking a Science Institute course. Discounts will be available to the first 30 teacher regis­trants. No additional discounts are offered for multiple seminars. When applying online, please provide the name and address of your place of employment and contact information of someone who is authorized to verify your employment. For additional questions about this discount, please contact santafe.classics(at)

College Counselor Scholarships

St. John’s College offers a limited number of scholarships to College Counselors. The program offers counselors a personal experience as a student in a St. John’s College seminar. The purpose of the scholarship is to give professionals who inform young people about college opportunities in-depth knowledge of St. John’s College’s teaching methodology. Counselors are eligible to enroll in any seminar, including The Science Institute. The full tuition and room and board scholarship is for full participation in a week of Summer Classics. Counselors interested in attending a Summer Classics week should not register online, but should contact Carolyn Kingston, Director of Community Events and Outreach at 505-984-6105 or santafe.classics(at) to learn more about the program and to request an application.

Multiple Seminar Discount

Individuals registering for two seminars will receive a $100 discount, while those registering for three or more seminars will receive a $250 discount.


Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must notify the Summer Classics Office that he or she is a minor at the time of registration. Persons under the age of 18 may find our Summer Academy more appropriate for their participation.


Cancellations made prior to June 1 will receive a full refund minus the $250 deposit; cancellations thereafter forfeit the full payment. If you need to cancel your registra­tion, please give notification in writing to​ santafe.classics(at)