Johnston brings together bright, creative, independent, and active students with a genuine interest in academic and civic pursuits—it is a place where diversity is cherished and ideas are debated. Today some 200 talented and passionate Redlands students live and learn together in the Johnston complex, which includes two residence halls, faculty offices, a coffee house, classrooms, and community spaces.
Shape your own educational path in an inspiring community.
"Johnston breaks down barriers. Here there is no hierarchy between students and professors. Education here is mutual… students and professors academically support one another and explore subjects together." —Devin Wright ‘15
Imagine an education that connects you to a world of meaningful ideas, projects, and actions.
"Here you pursue what you're passionate about. I don’t have to limit my interests to one area of study. Johnston supports the many ways that each student will learn something. I love it. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else."
—Sam Mower ‘15
In Johnston, learning is as likely to happen in a conversation on the Bekins porch as it is to happen in class.
"The extent to which Johnston embraces the ideal that living and learning are not mutually exclusive activities, but rather vitally intertwined endeavors, seems to be a pretty unique perspective amongst academic institutions, and a key element that drew me to this program." —Anonymous
Johnston celebrates the academic and social achievements of its community members regularly.
Join a community of alumni who haven't followed a path, but rather chose to invent their own.
"Before coming to Johnston I didn’t really know what being a part of a community meant. But after coming here, I understand why it is such an important part of Johnston... we are all a part of this community, so it is our job to look out for one another in whatever ways we can."
—Kamal Bilal ‘18
"Johnston seemed so open, so natural—it was a perfect fit. You’re not just going to college, taking classes, and taking orders. Here you are living your degree. Johnston’s quirkiness attracted me. The quote that comes to mind is ‘I can just be me.'" —Zach Adler ‘18