The Arete Project: Summer 2016

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The Arete Project is now inviting applications from young women seeking an immersive, intensive summer learning opportunity. The Arete Project is an eight-week summer program for college-aged women modeled on the pedagogy of L.L Nunn and Deep Springs College.

This educational experience is based on three pillars:

  • interdisciplinary academics designed to enrich students’ lives and thought
  • physical labor performed in service of the community
  • student self-governance over the student body and the organization itself

Their mission is education towards its highest ends: the cultivation of wisdom, the living of a good life in thought and action, and selfless devotion to world and humanity.

The 2016 program will run from June 20th to August 13th on their summer campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Tuition for the entire summer is only $500, and full and half scholarships are available for students with financial need. We also offer college credit for the academic component of the program.
Applications are due by January 15 (this Friday!). Please direct questions to

For a more detailed description, please visit this website.