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At Great Books Summer Program, we are pleased to be celebrating our 20th anniversary of bringing students together from across the USA and around the globe to experience world-class programs both online and at some of the finest universities and colleges in the world. We work devotedly to set the standard for summer program safety and security. We value your trust. And, put simply, we will treat your children as we treat our own.
We are thrilled to offer a host of exciting choices for students entering grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and graduating seniors!
Tuition includes all instruction and supervision, three meals per day, and housing. There is a $250 registration fee per student. Materials and Events fees for programs at Haverford, Mount Holyoke, and Occidental are $225 for one-week and $425 for two-week programs. Materials and Events fees for programs at Oxford and Edinburgh are $325 for one week or $525 for both.
Payment & Refund Policy for On-Campus Programs:
To accommodate families, options for full payment, payment in monthly installments, or deferred payment with a $625 deposit upon registration are all available.
Your payment less the $250 registration fee is refundable until May 14, 2021. If after May 14th you decide you are uncomfortable traveling on your program due to Covid-19 concerns or your student is not able to join the program due to a Covid-19 diagnosis before travel to camp, we will work with you to find a space in another GBSP program. If you don’t have a second choice on-campus program or space is not available, you may switch to Online or defer your tuition to 2022. Cancellations received after May 14, for any reason other than Covid-19 quarantine, diagnosis, or travel ban will forfeit all tuition and fees.
Payment & Refund Policy for Online Summer Programs:
To accommodate families, options for full payment, payment in monthly installments, or deferred payment with a $95 deposit upon registration are all available.
Payments for tuition less the $95 registration fee is refundable until May 14, 2021. Cancellations received after May 14, 2021 forfeit all tuition and fees.
Combine sessions, programs, and even campuses to create your own Great Books experience.
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Deep discussion, debate, and critical thinking.
Hear students share what they love about the Great Books Summer Program and Great Books Online! Following our 20-year history of success, our new online program is in a class of its own, with programs for literary exploration and Writer's Workshops too.
Hear from Great Books Students
Hear students share their first-hand stories of inspiration and growth through literary exploration at Great Books. Learn about the literary skills, confidence, and lasting friendships they leave with each summer.
A Teacher's Perspective
Hear our Writer's Workshop Academic Director Jonathan Volk share a typical day at our summer writing program held on the campuses of Amherst College and Stanford University.