Poets & Perception

Each year, the admissions office here at St. John’s runs five week-long summer sessions for high school students, called Summer Academy. Each session includes small discussion classes with St. John’s tutors (our form of professors), as well as fun activities and field trips to area museums and cultural attractions. Students get to live in the dorms, eat…

Law and St. John’s College

Each year, the admissions office here at St. John’s runs five week-long summer sessions for high school students, called Summer Academy. Each session includes small discussion classes with St. John’s tutors (our form of professors), as well as fun activities and field trips to area museums and cultural attractions. Students get to live in the…

The Admissions Office gets “Educated”

Summer in the Annapolis Admissions Office kicked off with a new memoir being passed around, entitled “Educated” by Tara Weston. The book details her transition from a child of a survivalist family living in the wilds of Idaho, opposed to formal education, to a student at Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Ph.D from Cambridge….

Summer Plans in Admissions

During the school year, the Admissions staff is busy with high school visits, application reading, and open house events. During the summer time, we have the chance to reset and reflect, both in the office and out. Often, that takes the form of projects, trips, and other activities that carry us through to the start…

Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018! The College’s 226th commencement took place on Sunday May 13th in Annapolis, and on Sunday May 18th in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, the graduating seniors selected tutor Matthew Holtzman (class of 2000) as their speaker. Mr. Holtzman spoke to the what the graduating seniors had gained during their time…

The Big Think

Yesterday, May 16th, St. John’s College held its first annual “Big Think” event for Faculty and Staff. This event provided an opportunity for the community to come together to brainstorm new innovative ideas, as well as work through what we consider to be, the most pressing issues/areas of improvement. Topics that were discussed ranged from…

The 2018 Annapolis Cup

On April 14th, we celebrated our 36th annual Croquet Match (The Annapolis Cup) against the Naval Academy! We had idyllic spring weather over here in Annapolis, complete with flowers, sunshine, and green grass. Over 5,000 people bought tickets for the event, and our tiny campus which is normally home to just a couple hundred college…

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

Today is 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…

Happy Earth Day!

  Pictured: President Kanelos and some of our trusty staff (including admissions’ own Brittany Kemmer!) stop for a picture while participating in our living shoreline cleanup of College Creek. Happy Earth Day from St. John’s College! In Santa Fe and Annapolis, we’re happy to call two great corners of our planet home–and we want to…

Crab Crawl 2018

This past Thursday, we had the opportunity to host 49 High School College Counselors from across the United States (and Puerto Rico!) for the annual Crab Crawl College Tour. These counselors were visiting from California, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and beyond! Over the course of one…

An Open Discussion

During last weekend’s admitted student’s event in Annapolis, students and families that attended the overnight or arrived on Friday were treated to a Friday Night Lecture, delivered by our own Daniel Harrell. Mr. Harrell, who received his PhD from Emory University, is in his twentieth year on the faculty at St. John’s College. As it…

Annapolis Film Festival Brings Downton Abbey Star to Campus

This past weekend marked the 6th annual Annapolis Film Festival, with 70 films shown over the course of the four day festival. Several of those films were shown in our own FSK auditorium, including a Saturday Night screening of “A Crooked Somebody,” starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. Froggatt, who won a Golden Globe and received three…