All graduating seniors are required to complete a comprehensive independent project. Seniors start meeting with their faculty advisors in October, and outline an investigative project in a field of their choosing. Seniors create presentations of their projects to share with the wider community during both Fall and Spring Exhibitions, and maintain a comprehensive journal throughout the year. The projects are graded according to a rubric, which includes criteria under such headings as Learning Stretch, Problem Solving, Independence and Initiative, and Design. Seniors and their faculty advisors participate in a triad during the final weeks of the school year, in which an additional faculty member and an outside evaluator—with expertise in the student’s field of study—join in on the evaluation process.
Abstracts from past projects can be viewed by clicking on class years below.