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Join Us On-Campus or at Great Books Online this Summer!


We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary year!

We are thrilled to announce both On-Campus and Great Books Online programs for summer 2021, including a brand new program at Haverford College!

There will be 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 June.  Multiple weeks of great On-Campus Programs start in July. 


An additional word about On-Campus in 2021. As program directors committed to providing quality enrichment for students, we are planning for all possibilities.  We are optimistic that the COVID picture will change markedly for the better in the weeks and months ahead. We will emphasize smaller groups and work only with locations that have excellent, established health and safety regimens in place already.

Open Enrollment for our new On-Campus program at Haverford begins February 17.  We will announce details for additional locations on a rolling basis as plans for top-quality, safe, in-person programs are finalized. 

Enrollment for Online programs is now open.

Summer 2021 Programs

Great Books at Haverford College

Haverford, PA

Two-Week Program:  July 11 - 24

One-Week Program:  July 25 - 31

Great Books is proud to announce a new on-campus summer program at Haverford College, one of America's leading liberal arts colleges. 

Haverford's history of humanitarian and civil rights advocacy, an honor code governing student life, and a legacy of civil discourse make the college the ideal environment for Great Books Summer Program.

An exquisitely beautiful campus, Haverford is home to the oldest college arboretum in the nation. Throughout campus, the ancient oaks and fragrant pines continue to provide shade and calm to the community.


Tuition and Fees

  • One-week Tuition: $2395
  • Two-week Tuition: $4790

Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $425 for two. All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.

Join us for the summer of a lifetime at Haverford!

Great Books Online

Great Books Online is live, interactive, fun and back for a second summer! 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!  

Each week begins with an orientation on Sundays.  The program runs from 9:00am-2:00pm daily Monday through Friday with optional special events in the evenings twice weekly.

See All Online Program Dates by Time Zone

Choose the program that best matches your time zone.  Or, simply select the one that matches your schedule best.  In New York but want to sleep in?  Attend our West Coast programs!  In Europe? Join us in the afternoon in our East Coast programs. In China and looking for classes in early July?  Join the East Coast classes and take classes in the evening your time.  The choice is yours!

  • East Coast = Eastern Time (New York)
  • West Coast = Pacific Time (Los Angeles) 
  • Asia = China Standard Time (Beijing)


GBO Writer's Workshop Online

A stand-alone program or a great addition to a week of Great Books Online.

We offer one-week intensive sessions of Writer's Workshop Online, in addition to our traditional discussion-based literature programs. Aspiring young authors learn nuanced writing techniques and gain experience across genres and styles with our distinguished faculty of published authors and accomplished writers. Available for students in Grades 6 - 8 & 9 - 12.

GBO Tuition and Fees

Tuition for Great Books Online and Writer's Workshop Online is $795 per week which includes a one-time non-refundable $95 deposit.

Additional Campuses Announced as Available

Save Your Spot!

Spaces on-campus will be limited.  Hurry.  Open enrollment for Haverford programs will begin February 17. For more information or questions, email us or call/text 203-612-9470.

Celebrating 20 Years of Summer On-Campus

Summer 2021 marks Great Books Summer Program’s 20th anniversary. Since our first year, we’ve brought together thousands of students from across the USA and around the globe on many of the world’s best universities and colleges.

We look forward to more announcements for the upcoming summer on campuses old and new.

Interested in upcoming campus announcements?

Be sure to reach out to add yourself to our mailing list to be the first to hear about new dates and locations! Email or call/text 203-612-9470.



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