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Senior Project

Senior Project

Senior Project offers students the opportunity to engage in year-long rigorous study centered around a question or topic that is of special interest to them. The course has both a scholarly and a creative, or applied, component and students are given college-level expectations of independence, time management, and advanced analytical and creative problem solving.

Every student writes a research paper exploring the field or fields at the intersection of their project, documents their process with regular unit plans and reflections, works both with their Senior Project teacher and on- or off-campus mentors, and (when applicable) applies for funding for special workshops, internships, lessons or materials necessary for the enhancement of their learning. Ultimately each student channels his/her knowledge, skills and passion into creating an original work that is shared with the community on Mayfair Weekend. In its inaugural year, the value of a capstone course like Senior Project shows itself not only in the end products the students create but in the journeys they have taken in the process.

Recent Senior Projects 
Explore your Passion!

  • Bike Making
  • Piloting Helicopters
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Amharic and Reclaiming Language
  • Anime Costume Making
  • Video Production
  • Antisemitism
  • Songwriting and Music Production
  • The Glass Ceiling
  • Woodworking
  • Diplomacy
  • Modern Dance
  • Theater production
  • Populism
  • Dadism
  • Teaching Math in the Flipped Classroom
  • Fashion Design
  • Making an Electric Bicycle
  • Dog Training
  • Sexuality Education
  • Homemade Go-Cart Building


  • Designing and Writing Graphic Novels
  • Music Production
  • Educational Testing and Predicting Success
  • Cognitive Science and Whistled Languages
  • The Radicalization of Japan Pre-WWII
  • Virtual Reality/Programming
  • Performing Arts/French Theater Forms
  • Makers Culture
  • Teaching Socialism
  • Performing Arts/Theater History
  • 3D Modeling/Environment Design
  • Performing Arts/Theater History
  • Choral Score Arranging/Conducting
  • Japanese Language/Translation
  • Marine Biology/Robotics
  • 3D Animation/Story Design
  • “The Solely Feelin’s Project: Shoes for Expression”/Visual Arts
  • Music Recording and Production
  • 3D Animation/Directing
  • Computer Science/Programming
  • Fundraising
  • Creative Writing