Why attend St. John’s? Top 9 Reasons

On behalf of Eric Poppele St. John’s tutor, Santa Fe The faculty of St. John’s College are not called professors. The job of a professor is to profess, that is, to tell what they know. We don’t lecture here. As tutors our job is to elicit thoughtfulness and inquiry. We ask questions not because we…

Apply to St. John’s for fall 2019!

If you’re a rising senior this year, you’re probably getting ready to enjoy the last few weeks (or days) of summertime before diving in to your last year of high school. Is it too soon to start thinking about college applications? We don’t think so! In fact, if you wanted, you could apply to St….

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…

On Michelangelo and Kierkegaard

Pictured: Lecturer Anthony Eagan speaks with a faculty member before question period Each summer, where Friday night lectures leave off Wednesday night lectures begin! Summer lectures are hosted by the Graduate Institute, and feature a wide variety of speakers and topics. This weeks lecture featured Anthony Eagan, himself an alumnus of the St. John’s College…

Zen and the Art of Writing

This Wednesday in Santa Fe, we were excited to welcome writer, speaker, and St. John’s College alumna Natalie Goldberg to campus. Goldberg is an incredibly accomplished author and speaker, having  published 14 works, and spoken widely on writing. Writing Down the Bones, her work on Zen and the art of writing, has sold over a million…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Admitted Student Event – Part 1

This is a joint post by Todd Cooley, Assistant Director of Admissions (Annapolis, MD) and Natalie Blais, Associate Director of Admissions (Santa Fe, NM). This Saturday, I got to fly out to see our Santa Fe campus for the first time. I came to help out for the first of three Admitted Student Events held…