Every student, every year, takes on a project of his or her own design.
Grade 9, 10, 11: Project Week. For a week at the end of January, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders fan out across and beyond Boston for a wide range of internships and independent arts projects. They work in labs, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, theaters, newspapers, political offices, law firms, and any number of other corners of the working world.
Grade 12: Senior Project. Senior Projects occupy three weeks in March. The hope is that more experienced students will find and take on challenging work in new settings, such as a congressional office, or the production of a major piece of work, which in many years includes a student-directed play.
Some recent project locations and topics:
Massachusetts General Hospital: Neurological research
Fiske Center for Archeological Research, UMass Boston
Office of U.S. Representative Seth Moulton
Teaching English in Changsha, China
Carraig Dulra Organic & Permaculture Farm, Ireland
Lycée Collège Victor Duruy, Paris: Study abroad
CrossFit Iron Spider: Physical conditioning
Austin Scarlett, fashion designer
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Green Street Studios: Dance and theatrical swordfighting
Arlington Animal Clinic
Suffolk County Probate and Family Court
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando: Teaching English as a Second Language
La Morra Restaurant, Brookline: Pastry and dessert cuisine
MIT: Robot and Artificial Intelligence development