Classic Couples: our favorite love stories in the St. John's Program

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating relationships and friendships of all kinds. With multiple millennia of plots to choose from, you can imagine that our program is loaded with tons of characters and relationships to explore. This year, we wanted to talk through some of the most interesting, from our perspective, on the program here…

Burns Night Reading in the Annapolis Bookstore

In honor of Robert Burns Night, a scottish tradition held January 25th of every year, our own Robin Dunn held his annual dramatic reading of some of Burns’ most famous works. Admissions Counselor Robin Lancaster attended the reading, snapping some photos, as well as recording some audio of the verse. The tradition is in honor…

Martin Luther King, and W.E.B. DuBois

Along with the rest of the country, I’m thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King today. MLK day is a day to not only remember the incredibly important work done in the African American community through the civil rights movement, but it also reminds me of what it means to be an American, to be discerning…

What are our counselors reading over break?

A few weeks ago I thought it’d be in my best interest to send out a form to the admissions staff, inquiring about our reading plans over break. This was partially to showcase how well-read our staff is, but was also selfishly a plan to give me some good book recommendations for our holiday break….

Thanksgiving in the Dining Hall!

In Annapolis and Santa Fe, we’re getting ready for a quick break to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Last week, the Annapolis campus was able to get a quick preview of break with a Thanksgiving Day Meal. This year’s menu included roasted turkey breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, and even stuffing waffles! Oh, and plenty of veggie…

The Maryland Renaissance Fair

By Brittany Kemmer Fall brings some of the very best things to Annapolis – the new Johnnie class, of course, the National Boat Show, cooler breezes…and a personal favorite of mine, the Maryland Renaissance Festival!  Proudly a bit obsessed with the Faire, it’s a staple in my autumn calendar, and I haven’t missed a season…

Our Favorite Program Ghosts

Halloween season is upon us, and I thought it might be a good time to share some of our office’s favorite ghostly characters in the books we explore on the St. John’s program. While many of the stories that we read are not “ghost stories” in the modern sense, many things that happen in the…

Travel Season Begins!

September always marks the start of when our admissions counselors leave the office and head out onto the road, to meet with prospective students. This year we thought it might be kind of fun to introduce our counselors through video to you all! We gave them a couple of questions to answer about their experiences…

Green Chile Capital of the World!

In Santa Fe, the first question is red or green. The Chile pepper has been a keystone of New Mexican cuisine for centuries, and has also stood as a symbol for the hardy, vibrant, and eclectic community of Santa Fe. A new ad campaign, just launched by the state of New Mexico, goes in depth…

Registration Day 2019

This past week, we welcomed two incredible classes to our Santa Fe and Annapolis campuses. Annapolis held their registration day last Wednesday, August 22nd, and Santa Fe welcomed their class this Monday, August 26th. We registered a strong class of 238 students between our two amazing campuses. Below are some further breakdowns of the class…