Training to better serve international students

At St. John’s, all classes are discussion classes, and in any discussion the voices around the table are of paramount importance in shaping the conversation. Having a wide variety of perspectives in class enriches the discussion in a very meaningful way, and at St. John’s we’re lucky to have students of varying backgrounds, life experiences,…

Spring is here!

Spring is in full bloom in and around both of our campuses! Take a look and see if you can guess what pics are from which campus! The rich profusion thee confounds, my love, Of flowers, spread athwart the garden. Aye, Name upon name assails thy ears, and each More barbarous-sounding than the one before–…

Our favorite mothers in the St. John’s Program

They say that behind every great character is a great mom. Though Hamlet may disagree, there certainly is no shortage of great motherly characters that we get to explore throughout the St. John’s College program. In honor of Mother’s Day happening this month, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite mothers in the St….

2020 Great Books Bonanza, part 2

What a contest this year’s tournament was! Thanks to David Conway’s expertise in seeding the event, we had some really interesting match offs and the end result was much different (and in some ways, the same) as our first bonanza last year. Let’s take a look at all of the winners in Round 1, first…

The First Annual Metioannathon

On April 2nd, 2020, battle was declared between the two campuses of St. John’s College. The field? Treadmills, hiking trails, sidewalks, and bike paths across the United States and around the world. The goal? To be the first campus to collectively walk, run, and bike 1,861 miles–the distance between Annapolis and Santa Fe. A name…

The first ever St. John’s College Virtual Admitted Students Day

On Saturday, April 4, our Admissions Team did what we usually do this time of year. We got out of bed on a springy weekend morning, grabbed coffee or tea, and made our way to meet with our newest class of Admitted Students during our annual Admitted Student Event. Only this year, we were able…

Challenging Times Reveal the Best in Johnnies

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, St. John’s has moved our spring semester classes online and asked our students to study remotely from their homes. This is an extraordinary challenge. St. John’s is founded upon the notion that face-to-face conversation is the best way to understand the world. In our 21-person-or-fewer classes, students…

Johnnies in the Age of COVID – a letter from the Loomis Family.

A heartfelt hello from the parents of a sophomore at St. John’s College! We hope this finds each of you well, and safely ensconced where you want to be during our world’s present emergency. We were recently asked to talk about what our daughter’s experience at the college so far has meant to our family….

StoryTime: Sheltering in Place and Reading the Statement of the Program

Good afternoon! I hope this blog post finds you well. I know everyone is experiencing unprecedented amounts of social distancing, sheltering in place, loss of work, sick family members, fear, confusion, hope, and lots of video chats. I wanted to take this opportunity today to share with you part 2, The Seminar, from the Statement…

2020 Great Books Bonanza, part 1!

It’s time for an annual contest to see, once and for all, which Great Books author is the greatest of them all! This afternoon, we sent out this form to our counselors and admitted students for this year, where they would be able to cast their votes on the first round of this march-madness style…