Upper School

Senior Project

The Senior Project

Each member of the senior class is required to complete a project that allows the student to investigate an area of interest outside of regular classes and—in most cases—off campus. Common projects include workplace shadowing, internships, arts projects, community service, and research into particular topics of interest. These projects are meant to prepare graduates for college level independent learning and research. Most importantly, it should be an experience that challenges and energizes the student.

Senior Project Paths

List of 2 items.

  • Independent Projects

    These projects are developed by students themselves, often with the help of parents, faculty, and other adults in their lives. There are guidelines for these senior projects on MyEllis. Independent projects progress throughout the senior year.
  • The Venture Program

    This program offers students opportunities in established partnerships between Ellis and a variety of organizations around the city. Students apply for these externships and they participate throughout the year. There are generally around fifteen possible externships available to seniors.