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ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE SUMMER ACADEMY

DATES:

  • Session 1: June 24 - June 30, 2018

  • Session 2: July 1 - July 7, 2018

  • Session 3: July 8 - July 14, 2018

  • Session 4: July 15 - July 21, 2018

  • Session 5: July 22 - July 28, 2018

  • Application Deadline: June 16, 2018
    No application fee
    Electronic Application (requirements: 100 word short answer & unofficial transcript)

COST:

  • $1,100/session before June 1, 2018

  • $1,250/session after June 1, 2018

Limited financial assistance is available.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE SUMMER ACADAMY

ST. JOHNS COLLEGE

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Our summer program is different. All of our classes meet around a seminar table and every class is driven by discussion. That means that your voice, your ideas, and your questions play a central role in understanding the concepts at hand.

What's more: our professors depend on your participation to fuel the conversation. It's a powerful, and empowering, way to learn, grow, and prepare for college.

You'll also have a blast making new friends, exploring exciting off-campus destinations, and participating in an eclectic array of workshops. (Croquet anyone?)

St. John's College Summer Academy is a residential, pre-college program for 15 to 18 year olds. Our five week-long sessions explore profound questions through analysis of classic texts. Stay for one or more weeks!

St. John's College is the preeminent liberal arts college for intellectual students who love to read.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

COURSES

  • Session 1: Courage & the Soul What is courage?
    Classes & Readings
    Seminar
    (history & philosophy): Herodotus, Aristotle, Plato
    Laboratory (science): Darwin, Wilson, Montaigne, Lopez, Lorenz
    Language (poetry): Dickinson, Eliot, Whitman

  • Session 2: Contemplation & Love What is the nature of love?
    Classes & Readings
    Seminar
    (philosophy): Plato
    Language (poetry): Sappho, Shakespeare, The Bible
    Math: van Leeuwenhoek, Hooke, Marais

  • Session 3: The Blues Reflecting on the Blues & American culture
    Classes & Readings
    Seminar
    : Lincoln, Douglass, Du Bois
    Language: Baldwin
    Music (essays): Beethoven

  • Session 4: Equality & Inequality Are fairness and equality the same?
    Classes & Readings
    Seminar
    (philosophy & history): Aristotle, Rousseau, Tocqueville
    Language:: The Federalist Papers, Lincoln
    Laboratory (science): Archimedes

  • Session 5: Poets & Perception How do stories shape the human experience?
    Classes & Readings
    Seminar
    (literature & philosophy): Shakespeare, Plato
    Language: (poetry): Shakespeare, Stevens, Dickinson, Wordsworth
    Laboratory (science): Aristotle, Boethius

CAMPUS LOCATION

Sessions 1 - 3:
St. John's College, Sante Fe Campus
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
800-331-5232
SantaFe.Academy@sjc.edu

Sessions 4 & 5:
St. John's College, Annapolis Campus
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
800-727- 9238
Annapolis.Academy@sjc.edu

Website: https://www.sjc.edu/summer-academy