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2023 Program Dates - Summer

We are excited to have both Online Programs and On-Campus Programs again for summer 2023.  Whether you are looking for a residential experience on a campus or academic enrichment you can take part in from home (or anywhere!), we've got you covered.  Join us! 

Looking for Programs for Adults?  See Great Books Programs for Adults here. 

Dates and Locations

We are thrilled to offer a host of exciting choices for students entering grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and graduating seniors!  Lively Online Programs begin in July.  Multiple weeks of great On-Campus Programs on the campuses of Amherst College, Stanford University, Northwestern University, and Haverford College.  Abroad programs at Oxford, and in Dublin. And day programs on select campuses too! 

Great Books Literature and Discussion Program use literature as the catalyst for lively seminars that build critical thinking, close reading, and civil discourse skills. Great Books students embark on an amazing intellectual journey designed to challenge and support intellectually curious minds and prepare them to take command of their own best thinking and powers of expression. Great Books delivers excellent preparation for seminar-style college classes and for the life skill of thinking well on one's feet.

Writer's Workshop is an intensive writing program offered on the campuses of Amhert College and Pepperdine University as well as Online.  Aspiring young authors learn nuanced writing techniques and gain experience across genres and styles with our distinguished faculty of published authors and accomplished writers.  Works well as a stand-alone program or a great addition to our traditional discussion-based Great Books literature programs.

Middle School Programs grades 6 - 8

and High School Programs grades 9 - 12 

Great Books is On Campus...

At Haverford CollegeDates         
One-Week ProgramJuly 23 - July 29
One-Week Program July 30 - August 5
Two-Week ProgramJuly 23 - August 5
At Northwestern UniversityDates         
One-Week ProgramJuly 9 - July 15
One-Week Program July 16 - July 22
Two-Week ProgramJuly 9 - July 22
At Stanford UniversityDates         
One-Week ProgramJuly 9 - July 15
One-Week ProgramJuly 16 - July 22
Two-Week Program w/Writer'sJuly 2 - July 15
Two-Week ProgramJuly 9 - July 22
Three-Week Program w/Writer's July 2 - July 22
Writer's Workshop At Stanford University

One Week ProgramJuly 2 - July 8
At Amherst CollegeDates                      
One Week ProgramJune 25 - July 1
One Week ProgramJuly 2 - July 8
One Week ProgramJuly 9 - July 15
Two Week ProgramJune 25 - July 8
Two Week ProgramJuly 2 - July 15
Two Week Program w/Writer's July 9 - July 22
Three-Week ProgramJune 25 - July 15
Three-Week Program w/Writer's July 2 - July 22
Writer's Workshop at Amherst College

One Week ProgramJuly 16 - July 22

Literary Travel Adventures for Grades 9 - 12

On-Campus - All Dates Tentative: 

University of OxfordDates
One Week ProgramJuly 16 - July 22
One  Week ProgramJuly 23 - July 29
Two Week ProgramJuly 16 - July 29
DublinDates
One Week Program July 30 - Aug 5
Dublin & OxfordDates
Two-Week Program  July 23 - Aug 5
Three-Week ProgramJuly 16 - Aug 5


Great Books Online

Eastern/PacificDates                            
Seminar & Discussion July 2 - July 7
Writer's WorkshopJuly 9 - July 14
Seminar & Discussion July 16 - July 21
AsiaDates                                    
Seminar & Discussion July 23 - July 29
Writer's WorkshopJuly 30 - Aug 5


The Choice is Yours!

Combine sessions, programs, and even campuses to create your own Great Books experience. Request information to stay up to date with program announcements! 


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