Challenging Times Reveal the Best in Johnnies

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, St. John’s has moved our spring semester classes online and asked our students to study remotely from their homes. This is an extraordinary challenge. St. John’s is founded upon the notion that face-to-face conversation is the best way to understand the world. In our 21-person-or-fewer classes, students…

Johnnies in the Age of COVID – a letter from the Loomis Family.

A heartfelt hello from the parents of a sophomore at St. John’s College! We hope this finds each of you well, and safely ensconced where you want to be during our world’s present emergency. We were recently asked to talk about what our daughter’s experience at the college so far has meant to our family….

StoryTime: Sheltering in Place and Reading the Statement of the Program

Good afternoon! I hope this blog post finds you well. I know everyone is experiencing unprecedented amounts of social distancing, sheltering in place, loss of work, sick family members, fear, confusion, hope, and lots of video chats. I wanted to take this opportunity today to share with you part 2, The Seminar, from the Statement…

2020 Great Books Bonanza, part 1!

It’s time for an annual contest to see, once and for all, which Great Books author is the greatest of them all! This afternoon, we sent out this form to our counselors and admitted students for this year, where they would be able to cast their votes on the first round of this march-madness style…

My first year as a Johnnie…

By Caroline Randall In June 2019, I started as the new Director of Admissions in Santa Fe. Having fallen in love with St. John’s three years ago, I was thrilled to be a part of this community. My excitement and passion for this school has grown over the past eight months as I find my…

Virtual Visits at St. John's College

This week, our staff in the admissions office began meeting virtually, along with current students and the rest of the administration. We have been hard at work developing ways to continue to meet with interested students, and talk about St. John’s College with them. As a result, we have come up with a few different…

Food Trucks of Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a fantastic town for foodies, and food trucks can be found all over town. Most food trucks in Santa Fe tend to anchor themselves semi-permanently in a parking lot, or even partner with a local brewery to serve food to their patrons, but they still move around occasionally. For the right food…

Dorm Life at St. John’s College

At St. John’s, we have incredibly spatious and charming student housing, which is accessible to students all four years. This helps to contribute to the holistic and welcoming community that we strive for, and helps to create an experience where your thoughts about the Plato reading don’t need to end at the end of class….

On Second Thoughts and Second Chances

On January 18th, 2020, St. John’s College hosted its premiere TEDx event on the Annapolis campus. Contrasting the dreary and drizzling overcast, the banner on stage in the Francis Scott Key auditorium was comprised of multicolored ribbons. Though sparing and unglamorous, this well befits the St. John’s aesthetic: less glitz, more substance, more soul. (Socrates…

Raising The Persisting Human Questions

I would like to introduce you to the core, governing, visionary document of the college, The Statement of the Program:   Come back soon for the next deep dive about The Seminar.