Eighth Grade Projects
EACH YEAR THE students in Ashwood’s graduating class take on independent projects as the culmination of their educational experience. It is an opportunity for the students to have a truly independent learning experience based on their individual interests and inspirations.
Students combine the academic, artistic, and intellectual capacities fostered by their Waldorf education to research, develop, and present a project of their choosing. The maturity and self-motivation required to accomplish such a project is a prerequisite for moving on to secondary school.
The eighth-grade project requires the students to find a mentor, research their topic, complete the work, and share this experience with an audience.
They spend many hours, above and beyond their regular academic school work, developing their independent eighth-grade projects.