Summer/Winter Programs

Classical Summer School

Classical Summer School

This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

2018 Dates

June 18–July 27, 2018

2018 Application Deadline

December 15, 2017 (please note earlier deadline).

Notification of acceptance into the program by January 15; scholarships awarded by February 1.

2018 Director

Professor Gretchen Meyers, Associate Professor, Franklin & Marshall College


Tuition: $1,900

Basic room and board: $2,500 (estimated)

Tuition, room and board will total approximately $4,400, not including airfare, personal expenses and additional, unplanned expenditures. This estimate does not include weekend meals, any travel not directly related to the program of the Summer School, nor expenses such as laundry, tips, amusements, or shopping.


Students of the Classical Summer School will stay in shared apartments. The estimated room and board cost for six-week program is $2,500 per person for a shared double room with 5 meals per week at AAR or a local restaurant. Some single rooms will be available at additional cost. Final admission to the program is contingent upon the participant's completion of a room and board application (which will be sent along with the acceptance letter).

Application Materials

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017. Please thoroughly read the 2018 Guidelines before completing the Classical Summer School Application.

2018 CSS Guidelines (PDF) 
2018 CSS Application Instructions (PDF) 
Link to Online Application

Two letters of recommendation are required in support of the application. Letters of recommendation must be emailed to the Director:

Prof. Gretchen Meyers
Associate Professor of Classics
Franklin & Marshall College


Several scholarships are offered through the American Academy in Rome and can be applied for on the program application. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through their regional and state classical organizations, however these applications are submitted independently from the Classical Summer School application. Please see List of Available Awards/Scholarships (PDF) List of Awards for Study 2018 for more information and eligibility.

Deadline for tuition payments is May 1, 2018.

Accepted participants should send a single check for both tuition and housing, made out to the American Academy in Rome, with an indication in memo line of “Classical Summer School” to:

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022-1001 USA