SANTA FE – St. John’s College, the private liberal arts college with campuses in Santa Fe and Annapolis., Md., says it is moving to a new “philanthropy-centered” financial model that includes major cuts in tuition, particularly for New Mexico residents.
Two St. John’s graduates – renowned Napa Valley winemaker Warren Winiarski and his wife, artist Barbara Winiarski – through their family foundation have created a challenge grant to match up to $50 million in donations to help make the new model work.
The school, known for its old-school “Great Books” curriculum, focused on the foundational texts, science and mathematics of Western civilization and without electives, is chopping its tuition from $52,000 to $35,000, starting with the 2019-20 school year.
New Mexico residents who attend St. John’s in Santa Fe will receive a $10,000 annual grant, effectively lowering their tuition to $25,000 a year.
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