Courage and Confidence since 1880

Senior Projects

Newton Country Day recognizes that learning is not confined to a classroom, but is an ongoing process. A tradition since 1972, Senior Project is designed to help the students bring critical powers of reflection to bear on their experiences outside the classroom; to exercise responsibility to an employer, to themselves, and to those they serve; and to broaden the scope of their relationships. The off-site internship takes place during the final month of senior year. They work with faculty advisors and site supervisors who monitor and mentor them. Upon completion of their internship, students create a presentation which describes the work they did and what they learned from the experience. In recent years, seniors have worked in medical laboratories, hospitals, schools, social service agencies, radio and television stations, business enterprises, legal firms, the courts, museums, theaters, government agencies, on political campaigns, and for professional sports teams.

In May 2019, the Class of 2019 gathered in the Martin Center for the first annual Senior Project Symposium to share their experiences with their peers, parents, and volunteer evaluators. The symposium was an opportunity for the girls to learn from each other and to further develop their presentation skills.

The Class of 2019 Senior Project sites included:
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Boston's Children's Hospital
  • Boston College Campus School
  • Boston Harbor Now
  • Bristol Recording and Voice Studios
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New Balance
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Somerville Theatre
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Westford Veterinary Clinic