Summer Classics Registration and Policies

Tuition, Discounts, and Scholarships

Tuition is 25% off as we respond to our circumstances and host Summer Classics online in 2020.

Virtual Reassurance Plan

Virtual Summer Classics is a new venture, and we admit newness has risk. At any time, if you would like to change your decision, you can. We ask that you do not take the decision lightly as we will be planning on you and in our small virtual world (slightly smaller than our small regular seminars) each person contributes.

Seminar Fees will be reduced 25%

Online seminar fees: $975 per regular seminar or $1,500 for the Science Institute.

Summer Classics Tuition

Tuition for Summer Classics 2020 online is $975 per individual seminar.

Tuition includes registration and other course materials, and optional evening weeknight events. Due to shipping delays and remote working conditions, providing books by mail is not efficient. You will be sent a syllabus with the text information so you may obtain your own copy of the text. If this is a hardship, please contact the office by email and we will work one on one with you.

Due to our program shift to online, balances are due by June 15. Those registering after June 15 require full payment at the time of registration.

Science Institute Tuition

Tuition for the Science Institute program is $1,500 per week.

Tuition is $1,000 per week for full-time licensed teachers (K-12) with proof of employment under the Teacher Tuition Assistance program.

The Science Institute sessions meet twice daily. Tuition includes registration, books, and other course materials.

Multiple Seminar Discount

Individuals registering for two seminars receive a $100 discount, and those registering for three or more seminars receive a $250 discount on the total cost.

When registering, please choose Deposit Only option, as the discount will be applied to your remaining balance.

Teacher Tuition Assistance

St. John’s College offers tuition assistance to full-time licensed teachers (K-12). With proof of current employment as an educator, participants receive a 50% discount on our regular tuition, but no further discount for our 2020 online program. 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)


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.


Cancellation policies are suspended for 2020 under our Virtual Reassurance Program for our new online seminar offerings. New registrations still require a $325 deposit to hold a spot in a seminar and remaining balances are due on June 15.

Other Policies

The college reserves the right to make tutor substitutions if necessary; registrants will be notified of a tutor substitution.

The college reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to low enrollment. If a class is full, we will start a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis but cannot guarantee that a seat will become available. To join a wait list for a full seminar, submit your request online. Please do not call.

Should a seminar need to be cancelled due to a natural disaster or similar event, participants will be notified by email, and every attempt will be made to reschedule.