The St. John’s College Summer Academy is a pre-college, residential summer program that offers high school students ages 15 to 18 an exceptional learning experience. Organized in one-week sessions, students read and discuss texts from the Western canon in small classes guided by St. John’s renowned faculty. Students live in dormitories and share campus amenities as well as enjoy off-campus excursions to celebrated sites. Sessions are hosted on both St. John’s campus locations, in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM.
“I would recommend the Summer Academy to anyone.”
Tuition is $1,250 per week-long session if you deposit by May 1. Tuition includes room and board, books, and activity fees. Limited financial aid is available; please contact Summer Academy directors for more information.
Students are encouraged to attend multiple Summer Academy sessions. For those attending multiple weeks on one campus, supervised activities, food, and lodging are provided and included in the tuition.
Get a taste of college by participating in thought-provoking classroom discussions and experiencing dorm living.
Students enjoy an intellectual experience in the classroom and have time to exercise, go on interesting and relevant off-campus trips, and bond with new friends.
Contact Summer Academy at summer.academy(at)sjc.edu
On-campus sessions are hosted at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. Scroll through the six sessions.
Annapolis | June 25–July 1, 2023
Sight & Insight: Seeing and knowing in literature, philosophy, and geometry
Annapolis | July 2–8, 2023
Justice, Nature, & Law: From the politics of society to the rules of the natural world
Annapolis | July 9–15, 2023
Hidden Powers: Uncovering forces in Shakespeare, poetry, and physics
Santa Fe | July 9–15, 2023
Beginnings: Inquiring into the Origins of Politics, Poetry, and Mathematics
Santa Fe | July 16–22, 2023
Technology & Transcendence: Scientific Ambition and the Human Condition
Santa Fe | July 23–29, 2023
Art & Nature: Intersection of Imagination and Ingenuity