Grand Finales to Their Waldorf Educations!

No room for senioritis for these students. Our 12th graders have been working hard on their senior projects -- the capstone experience of their Waldorf education! Last week, they presented to the whole school community what they learned while tackling some pretty ambitious projects -- from building a log cabin by hand, to producing a short documentary on the impact of plastic on our oceans, to creating a video game, to converting a stock Jeep to an off-road vehicle. Fashion, music, film, pottery, aviation, glass, jewelry, Polynesian culture and more were covered.

The senior project is looked upon as the culmination of the student’s Waldorf education experience and demonstrates the ability to devise, plan, undertake, finish and publicly present a self-chosen, weighty project. Each year, the projects are as varied as the students themselves. All project, regardless of emphasis, must contain an academic and an artistic component. In all cases, the students set out and meet significant challenges, ones that force them to make appreciable advances in already-existing capacities or to make a marked breakthrough