Santa Fe Life
Students will spend four years reading, discussing, and developing lifelong friendships. Campus life unfolds in the Student Activities Center, Fine Arts Building, pottery studio, student-run art gallery, coffee shop and sports field. Off-campus adventures include exploring Santa Fe’s vast arts and culture scene, hiking and biking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking the Rio Grande’s canyons and lakes, and interning in the city’s science, arts, and alternative medicine sectors, among others.
1-minute walk to the Atalaya trailhead, which connects students to Santa Fe county’s 400+ miles of interconnected trail systems.
30-minute drive to the Santa Fe Ski Basin’s 89 trails—and just two hours to six ski basins including the world-class Taos Ski Valley.
45-minute drive to water sports, outdoor rock climbing, and renowned mountain biking trails. Just an hour to the hot springs.
The educational mission of St. John’s College is to foster searching consideration of the most important human questions through reading and discussion of great books—works of philosophy, literature, science, mathematics, and music. Through the study of these works, the college seeks to free human beings from prejudice and unexamined opinion, and to help students make thoughtful choices in public and private life.