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Summer Classics Registration and Policies

Information about the 2019 Summer Classics program will be posted February 1, 2019. To keep up to date, join the 2019 Summer Classics mailing list to receive e-notifications or a mailed brochure.

Tuition, Discounts, and Scholarships

Summer Classics Tuition

Tuition for Summer Classics is $1,300 per individual seminar.

Tuition includes registration, books and other course materials, weekday lunches, special events, and library and gym access. A $300 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, 2018. Those registering after June 1 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Science Institute and Lessons in Leadership Tuition

Tuition for the Science Institute and Lessons in Leadership programs is $1,900 per week.

Tuition includes a seminar in the morning and afternoon, registration, books, 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 or Lessons in Leadership course. Discounts are 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 college counselor scholarships to introduce St. John’s College to professionals who inform young people about college opportunities. The program offers counselors a personal experience with a St. John’s College seminar. College counselors are eligible to enroll in any seminar, including the Science Institute or the Lessons in Leadership courses. The full tuition and room and board scholarship is for full participation in a week of Summer Classics. College counselors interested in attending a Summer Classics week should not register online but instead contact Carolyn Kingston in Enrichment Programs, at 505-984-6105 or santafe.classics(at) to learn more about the program and 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 $300 deposit; cancellations thereafter forfeit the full payment. If you need to cancel your registra­tion, please give notification in writing to‚Äč santafe.classics(at)