A highlight of the senior year at a Waldorf School, the Senior Project culminates in an oral presentation before classmates, faculty, friends, and family. The 2022 lineup included:

Wednesday, April 6th

Stazi Salazar — The Way of a Doula
Dylan Quinn — Music Production
Liv Kuijper — The Lifeline Fund
Phoenix Ywanciow — Sola: A Project in World Building
James Stuart — Song Writing & Music Production
Elan Volk — Becoming an Online Entrepreneur
Daisy Macomber — Selfhood
Olivia Limburg — Constructing and Renting a Pull-Behind Trailer

Thursday, April 7th

Eliza Blanning — Documentary on Body Image & Social Media
Jonah Carr — Hello World
Guthrie Turner — Becoming an EMT
Lucas Lewis — Scrap Metal Welding
Naomi Noone — Songwriting Journey
Jasper Pastor — The Art of Tattooing
Asher DeMoney — Photography
Will McHenry — Model G

What are Senior Projects?

The senior year at a Waldorf school is designed to be a synthesis of the students’ education and a preparation for their next step in life. As twelfth graders stand on the edge of adulthood, they long for independence and yet are still unsure of their place in the world. The Senior Project is designed to help students begin to bridge this gap, preparing them for college studies and professional work in the world. Students must design a project that forces them to pursue a new area of interest or something that will stretch their abilities, mentally, physically and/or emotionally.

The individual projects are approved by the High School faculty and supported by an adult mentor who is an expert in the chosen field of endeavor and preferably someone outside of the familiar school community. The project scope is equivalent to one main lesson block, or about eighty hours of work, and typically extends over many months of the school year. The project culminates in a formal presentation of learning to the community.