Six distinguished campuses, acclaimed professors, and an exceptional summer experience for bright young minds

The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For over sixteen years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature.

Students experience college-level seminars, engage in lively discussion, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students. We offer summer camps at the University of Oxford, Amherst College, Stanford University, and Trinity College, Dublin. We're especially pleased to return to the Chicago area at a new campus to be announced soon and to Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing for summer 2019!

Why Great Books?

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