1000 IB Teachers Come to St. John’s College

St. John’s College played host to five sessions of workshops for International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers from all over the world, Australia, Thailand, India, Ukraine, Canada, and many areas in the United States. Each workshop included around 200 IB teachers, mostly from Diploma Programme schools, but there  were also many from MYP and PYP schools. The…

2nd Day of the JF Summer Term

I had occasion to leave my desk this afternoon. Walking around campus, I was struck by the beauty of this place.  At the start of every term, I practice seeing this place anew, with fresh eyes. Today is the second day of our summer term for our January Freshman students. Next week our new group of…

Snow, Female Authors, Shrimp, and More!

I went  with some of my colleagues to grab some lunch in the dining hall today.  We have kind of an incredible salad bar and New Year’s resolutions being what they are… Anyway, when I stepped into the Student Center, I realized that today was our 2019 Student Activities Fair! It is not a secret…

It’s a Tim Tam Slam Kind of Afternoon!

It is 3:15pm on January 8th in the admissions office of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM. Things are rolling with our graduate and undergraduate spring cohorts! Emails, phone calls and meetings, oh, my! We gather for a quick break in our director’s office for what she has described as a Tim Tam Slam. What…

An Accelerated Option – Become a January Freshman

Are you enrolled somewhere and you find yourself wondering if anyone else cares about what’s being studied? Do you find textbooks boring? Can you imagine yourself surrounded by other people who actually want to learn? Does your mind drift toward the WHY of things? Perhaps you feel like you finally figured out what you want…

Homecoming 2018!

Students, faculty, staff, and of course, alumni celebrated Homecoming this year on both campuses, Santa Fe, NM (September 14-16) and Annapolis, MD (September 28-30).  It was a time of networking, TedTalk-like presentations, sharing meals and memories, reconnecting, as well as a time of making new relationships and most of all of strengthening the fabric of…

College Counselors, Teachers and Educators, Oh My!

We welcomed our fourth group of college counselors during this year’s  Summer Classics season on our Santa Fe Campus.  Ten college counselors from all over the United States came over three weeks to experience first-hand St. John’s seminars, great books, and deep conversatons. Our fly-in program includes, room & board, class registration fee, as well…

Staff Council Summer Thank you Picnic!

Early June marks a brief respite between semesters and before our summer terms and summer programs shift into high gear. This year the Santa Fe Staff Association Council worked with the President’s office to sponsor a “thank you” picnic for everyone on campus; this included, staff, faculty, students, and families. It was a beautiful Friday…

Things Johnnies Find Amusing While Traveling

I was on a trip recently to Northern California where I attended a series of college fairs for high school juniors. My travel took me to Sacramento, Marin County, South Bay,  as well as a couple of places in the East Bay. One of my colleague’s out of office message says that she “is out…

World Book Day and the St. John’s College Book Awards 2018!

The first of the 2018 St. John’s College Book Awards will be presented today to two students at a local high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Teachers and counselors are invited to nominate an outstanding high school junior. We are looking for that student who loves to read, who always has one more question,…