St. John’s College Summer Academy

2022 On Campus Sessions

Sessions are hosted on both St. John’s campus locations, in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. Scroll through the six sessions offered throughout July 2022. 

Beginnings: Inquiring into the Origins of Politics, Poetry, and Mathematics

July 10-16 | Santa Fe, NM

Beginnings Session
Equality and Inequality: Justice and Law

July 10-16 | Annapolis, MD

Equality and Inequality Session
The American Experiment: Foundations of Democracy

July 17-23 | Santa Fe, NM

American Experiment Session
The Heart of the Matter: Literature and Biology

July 17-23 | Annapolis, MD

Heart of the Matter Session
The Art of Seeing: Literature and the Visual Arts

July 24-30 | Santa Fe, NM

Art of Seeing Session
Revolution and Rebellion: When Justice Opposes Law

July 24–30 | Annapolis, MD

Revolution and Rebellion Session

2022 Online Sessions

Registration will open in January 2022. 

Phaedo by Plato

Session dates will be announced in January 2022.

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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Session dates will be announced in January 2022.

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

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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.


Summer Classics for Adults in Santa Fe

Spend a week of your summer among fellow lovers of intellectual inquiry examining great works, either in Santa Fe or online! Our 40 seminar offerings are lively, in-depth, and highly participatory conversations on enduring works that span fiction and nonfiction, math and science, poetry and philosophy, as well as visual, cinematic, and performing arts.