Read Deeply. Be Transformed.

The William Penn Honors Program provides an excellent great books education that forms students to be Christian thinkers who will go forth into the world and strengthen the church in the 21st century.

This program is distinctive among great books programs for its tight-knit community and grounding in the transcendent truths of Christian thought.

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Honors students embark on a four-year journey through the Great Conversation, reading the most influential works that have shaped – and continue to shape – human history and thought. Honors professors guide conversations in small Socratic seminars, as students consider the enduring imprint of human experience within the great works, ancient to modern.

Honors students are invited into a Welcoming Community of aspiring peers who are motivated by a keen love for learning. Honors professors are dedicated to both the intellectual and spiritual formation of their students, a dedication that informs every relationship between faculty members and the students they mentor.

Honors students receive an education that is among the finest available anywhere, and one wholly Rooted in Christ. Although academic aptitude is central to admission and success, the focus here is education of the whole person. The purpose of a William Penn Honors education is the ongoing transformation and renewal of the mind, as each student discerns the leading of God in his or her life. (Romans 12:1-2).