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…

A Preview for the Class of 2022

We recently held admitted students events on both of our campuses, and we loved welcoming prospective members of the class of 2022 to campus! We welcomed just under 250 students and family members to Annapolis and Santa Fe over the course of our April events. Students who participated hailed from 26 US States, Canada, Mexico,…

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…

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…

Admissions Open House

This past Saturday, October 21st, the Annapolis admissions office hosted an open house for prospective students and families. Visitors had the chance to participate in a seminar, speak to current students, admissions counselors, and faculty members, tour campus, attend a panel on life at St. John’s, and even hear from the campus president! We really…

Summer Academy, Week 1, Day 1

Origins. Today is the first full-day of the first week for our 2017 Summer Academy Program. We welcomed 49 teenagers to campus last night. After registering, some unpacking and eating dinner, the students and tutors jumped right into seminars on Prometheus Bound; this morning they had an hour and half discussion in language tutorials about…

Admitted Students Visit St. John’s College

We welcomed over 100 admitted students to our campuses in March and April. Students came from 34 different states and 5 countries, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV,…

Becoming a Johnnie Parent

My oldest daughter is about to finish up her junior year at St. John’s.  Although, at the beginning of her college search, I don’t even think St. John’s was on her mind.  I work in the college’s Admissions Office, so I think she was looking for something, let’s just say, a little farther from home….

For the Love of Dogs

Did you know we have campus dogs at St. John’s?  If you’ve ever visited our campuses, chances are you ran into Arcadia on one of her daily walks around the Annapolis campus or were greeted by Seymour at the Santa Fe library on your tour. At St. John’s, we believe that dogs not only make great…

Why does every college sound the same?

Here at St. John’s, we pride ourselves on being a little different – a curriculum based on Great Books, not textbooks, and classrooms alive with conversations and possibilities.  At St. John’s, questions drive the conversation, not answers.  At St. John’s, the question – the questioning – is more important. In support of this self-sustaining, curious…

The top five reasons to visit St. John’s College

There are a lot of good reasons to visit colleges in general and St. John’s College in particular, many of which are outlined in this excellent post by Sophia Dillard. But as college application season gets into full swing, I wanted to remind you of some of the best reasons to put St. John’s College…