Mastery Learning Proposals


Now inviting mastery learning proposals for Spring 2016.

The Mastery Learning program is open to Upper School students and is designed to provide an opportunity to execute a project that falls outside the boundaries of typical high school courses.  For example, a student could choose to write a children’s book in French, research why people do or don’t vote, or design and produce high fashion clothing.

Each student accepted into the program works under the guidance of a member of the faculty and meets regularly with him/her. In May, an assembly will be scheduled for Mastery Learning students to present their completed projects.  Since the purpose of the project is to encourage and allow students to pursue a nontraditional option within their educational program, projects are noted on transcripts but are not graded and not awarded credit.

Proposal:  To apply, students must submit a typed proposal of fewer than 500 words by 11/18 that describes:

  1. what you propose to do.
  2. how you plan to proceed.
  3. a description of assessment: How will we know you have met your goals at the end?

PROPOSALS are DUE by email to Sarah PW ( by 11/18.