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Online Programs Throughout the School Year

Keeping Middle and High School Students Engaged in Literary Adventure and Writing

Great Books offers a vibrant community of online learning at its best with programs during the Summer, first semester School Year, Winter Break, second semester School Year. 

Our online advanced reading selections and seminars are led by experienced collegiate faculty to help students hone critical and analytical thinking skills. Students learn to take intellectual risks and take command of their own best thinking and powers of expression. The program delivers 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.

We help our students gain confidence and find their own voice to share their ideas, all year long. In addition to practicing and developing self-expression and reasoning skills, students develop their ability to listen carefully and consider the views of others.

We are thrilled to offer a host of exciting choices for students entering grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and graduating seniors!  Six weeks of lively Online Programs begin in September.

Great Books Online is live, interactive, fun and back for a second fall season. Led by the same esteemed faculty and scholars as our on-campus programs, GBO models university seminars and discussions. And adds the fun and comraderie of summer camp.

Middle School Programs grades 6 - 8

Great Books Online

East Coast Dates    Grades       
Essential Elements of Writing ClinicSeptember 27 - November 1Grades 6-8
GBO Seminar & DiscussionSeptember 28 - November 2Grades 6-8
GBO Seminar & DiscussionSeptember 25 - October 30Grades 6-12
Creative Writing: FictionSeptember 26 - October 31Grades 6-8

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High School Programs grades 9- 12

Great Books Online

East Coast Dates    Grades       
GBO Seminar & DiscussionSeptember 25 - October 30Grades 6-12
Non-Fiction: The Art of the EssayNovember 7 - December 12Grades 8-12

The Choice is Yours!

Combine sessions, programs, and even campuses to create your own Great Books experience.


A History of Excellence

Our Academic Directors put together a wide variety of selections for students to read and discuss. These have included Shakespeare, Dante, Jefferson, Homer, Hemingway, Jamaica Kincaid, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf,  Leo Tolstoy, Pablo Neruda, and others. For a list of previously used texts, click here.

Using an approach that dates back to Socrates, we teach by asking questions and stimulating discussion amongst students. Students come away from Great Books Online with sharper critical thinking skills and a deep connection to other outstanding young people preparing to lead lives of distinction.

Sessions are offered for two age groups: the Intermediate Program, for those entering grades 6-8,and for those entering grades 9-12.

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