2018-2019 YEAR SCHEDULE  (dates subject to change)

Students arrive by Saturday, September 1

September 3: First Day

September 21: Iliad Day*

October 26: Aeneid Day*

November 16: Beowulf Night*

November 19-23: Low Week (reduced schedule): Classes Monday and Tuesday only (students will celebrate Thanksgiving with the Callihans if they don’t go home)

December 15: last day of classes before Christmas break

January 7: first day of classes after Christmas break

February 1: Paradise Lost Day(s)

April 17-19: Dante’s Divine Comedy Days

May 10: Last Day


WEEKLY SCHEDULE  (subject to change)

Monday – Thursday
All work is done together in class; there is no “homework” outside of class except for the weekly essay.
See Booklist 2018-2019 coming soon

6:00 – morning Prayer & trappist hour
7:00 – breakfast and free time
8 – Church History
9:30 - Old Western Culture (Literature, Poetry, Essays)
11 – personal study / individual tutorials (Mondays)
12 – lunch / common walk
1:30 – Intellectus (spiritual life: prayer, liturgy, etc.)
2:30 – trappist hour
4 – tea / individual tutorials (Mondays)
5 – chores / free time
6 – dinner
7 – evening prayer
7:30- reading/free time
10 – lights out


Same as above except:
9:30 -12 Friday Seminar
Essay Lunch – 12
Movie, bonfire, etc. – 8



Participants board in the Callihan’s old farm house. The second floor bedrooms house the women and the basement bedrooms house the men. The main floor living room, dining room, and kitchen, and the library (in the basement) are common areas. The house sits on 20 lovely acres, and students have walking access to another 300 beautiful acres of woods, river, and fields.



The fee for Hill Abbey Hall 2018-2019 covers tuition, room, and board. Required books and supplies are additional (estimated book expenses no more than $500). Personal expenses (travel to and from Hill Abbey, clothing, toiletries, other personal items) are of course separate.

$8,000 Total: includes tuition, room, and board.

  • A confirmation deposit of $300 is due upon registration after acceptance to secure placement in program (non-refundable).
  • The remaining balance after deposit of $7,700 is to be paid in 11 monthly installments of $700 payable on the first of each month beginning July 1st, 2018. These will be non-refundable.
  • Other payment plans may be negotiated, on an individual basis, if necessary.