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Great Books at Haverford College


Enrollment is Now Open!

Haverford, PA

One, Two, and Three-Week Programs:

July 10-July 16

July 17 - July 23

July 24 - July 30

For students in the Intermediate Program (grades 6-8) and Senior Program (grades 9-12).

Great Books Summer Program  brings together bright students from all around the world to engage with enduring texts of literature and philosophy. Together, students discover and explore the great human issues and questions as they develop important close reading and critical thinking skills. 

World-Class Academics and Fun

Advanced reading selections, discussion groups, and seminars led by a faculty of distinguished professors and scholars from some of the best universities and colleges around the world help students take command of their own best thinking and powers of expression. Excellent preparation for seminar-style college classes, for the life skill of thinking well on one's feet, and in no small measure the SAT critical thinking section.

And, of course, there are lots of opportunities for summer fun too!  See a typical day for students entering grades 6-8. Or, learn more about a typical day for students entering grades 9-12.

We're excited to return to one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, Haverford College. According to the National Science Foundation, Haverford is sixth among liberal arts colleges, and eighth among all colleges and universities in the United States.

A Beautiful Campus & Rich History

Founded in 1833, the historic campus is just outside of Philadelphia and has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping, more than 50 academic, athletic and residential buildings, and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens, and wooded areas.

Similiar to the mission of Great Books, Haverford attracts intellectually curious, independent learners who value honesty, collaboration, and above all, new ways of seeing and improving the world.  The Haverford College Libraries act as a focus of intellectual activity supporting the teaching, research, and learning needs of the Haverford community.

Great Books at Haverford Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $2495 per week

Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $475 for two, All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.

Join us for the summer of a lifetime at Haverford!

A Typical Day On-Campus

8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:45 a.m.Poetry Cup & Camp Meeting
9:15 a.m.Seminar One: Shakespeare's Hamlet
10:00 a.m.Snack Break
10:15 a.m.Seminar Two: Langston Hughes' poems
11:15 a.m.Discussion Groups
12:15 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Literature Elective (i.e. Hurston, Kafka, Plato, etc.)
2:00 p.m.Applied Arts Elective (Art, Music, Theatre, and Creative Writing)
4:00 p.m.Free Time (field games, swimming, etc.)
5:30 p.m.Dinner
6:15 p.m.Reading Time
7:00 p.m.Scavenger Hunt
8:00 p.m.Trivia Night
10:00 p.m.Pod Reading
11:00 p.m.Lights Out

Add More Literary Adventure:

You can add one or more of our online classes to your on-campus program. Just tell us the weeks you would like to attend. See all of our summer programs online and on-campus here.

Learn More:

For further information on Great Books at Haverford, please call or text 203-612-9470, or email

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