Great Books Summer Program

Read. Think. Discuss. @ Oxford. Stanford. Amherst. Dublin

The Great Books Summer Program (GBSP) is an exceptional summer learning experience for bright middle and high school students. Since 2002, this program has been bringing engaged learners from around the country and around the world together with faculty from world-class universities to experience the Great Books Foundation’s inquiry-based approach to learning. The mission of the Great Books Summer Program is to create a lively, warm and welcoming community of outstanding young people who love literature and ideas. This program makes the Great Books come alive by asking careful questions and encouraging open and stimulating discussion.

The GBSP Intermediate Program (for students entering grades 6-8) offers single and multi-week programs at Amherst College and Stanford University.

The GBSP Senior Program (for students entering grades 9-12) offers single and multi-week programs including Amherst College, Stanford University, Great Books at Oxford, Literary Dublin and Writer’s Workshop.

Admission to the Great Books Summer Program is open to all passionate, literary-minded students entering grades 6-12 whose application is supported by a teacher, counselor, principal, or head of school.

Teachers can nominate students via this form on the Great Books Summer Program website.

Please visit the GBSP website to learn about this summer’s offerings.