Seniors at Greensboro Day School participate in a self-designed Senior Project during the last four weeks of the school year. The Senior Project provides students with the opportunity to utilize the skills they have acquired during their GDS education and explore existing passions or career possibilities before entering college. They are able to intern with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses located in Greensboro, out of town, and even internationally. Seniors can also choose to work with artists, chefs, surgeons, scientists, financiers, and myriad other professionals, learning what motivates their mentors in their everyday work. The projects encourage students to practice effective written and oral communication, solve real-world problems, and learn independently.
The Senior Project is the capstone experience of a GDS education. The program is designed to address the following desired results for student learning that the faculty has established as important goals for all Greensboro Day School students:
- Effective reading and research skills
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Collaboration and leadership skills
- Real-world problem-solving
- Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
- Independent learning and self-knowledge