Information for Summer 2020
In 2020, the Great Books Summer Program will offer one, two, and three and four-week programs at Amherst College and Stanford University; and one-week program at Northwestern University. We will also offer a two-week session at Oxford, a one-week session in Dublin, Ireland, a special two-week sessions in Beijing. and a one-week immersive adventure on a Tall Ship. See our Day Program tuition options at Amherst, Northwestern, Stanford and Beijing.
Our 2020 tuition schedule is forthcoming. The following are 2019 rates:
|Amherst College||Four Weeks||$7680|
|Amherst College||Five Weeks||$9575|
|Northwestern University||One Week||$2295|
|Tall Ship Adventure||One Week||$2495|
Oxford and Dublin
|Stanford Center in Beijing (Day)||One Week||$2100|
Stanford Center in Beijing (Day)
Tuition includes all instruction, accommodations, supervision and recreational activities, and three meals per day with snacks provided. Additional fees below also apply. (Beijing Day Program includes lunch and does not include accommodations.)
All applicants incur a non-refundable $250 registration fee payable with their tuition deposit.
Materials & Events
There will also be a materials and events fee of $225 for one-week students, $295 for two-week students, $365 for three-week students, $440 for four-week students, and $515 for five-week students. Materials include the rental of an e-reader loaded with our reading anthology, a book featured in the weekly curriculum, a digital copy of the anthology, a notebook, t-shirt, book bag, water bottle
Weekend & Excursions
Students attending two week sessions and students attending our Tall Ships Adventure will have a $225 excursion fee. Students attending three-week sessions will have a $450 excursion fee and student attending four-week sessions will have a $675 excursion fee. Students who attend the Beijing residential program will have an excursion fee of $650. Students attending our Oxford program will have an excursion fee of $750 to cover excursions to Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as daily outings. Students attending the Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $350 to cover daily excursions throughout the city. The combined Oxford and Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $1,100.
Arrangements for airport transportation to and from Amherst and Stanford can be made for an additional $100 each way. Students who apply to our Beijing, Oxford or Dublin programs will receive information about travel upon registration.
International Application Processing
An international fee of $175 will be added for each student arriving from outside the US, UK, or Ireland. Chinese students attending our program in Beijing will not incur an International Application Processing fee.
If two or more siblings attend, each sibling receives a savings of $100 on their tuition.
For each first-time
To be considered for enrollment, a student's application must include a $625 deposit. This includes a $250 tuition deposit which will be credited toward your total tuition fee and a $250 non-refundable registration fee. The payment schedule for the Great Books Summer Program is as follows:
Deposit of $625 is due with your application.
Please note that this includes a tuition deposit of $375 which is fully refundable until March 12, 2020. It also includes a $250 registration fee which is non-refundable.
Final Payment: Families paying by credit card have the option to pay in full at the time of enrollment, pay in monthly installments leading up to a final payment deadline of May 3, 2020, or may request that the balance
An application submitted after May 3,
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to Great Books Summer Program Admissions, PO Box 743, Fairfield, CT 06824 or faxed to 1- 203-255-0675. You will receive a confirmation of your refund request within one week of receipt. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 12, 2020.