Senior Projects

Senior Projects are a culmination of the Menlo School experience.

Always wanted to learn how to build a boat or be a butcher? Want to go deeper into your exploration of British poetry? Interested in interning with a heart surgeon? The Senior Project, a culmination of the Menlo School experience, give you time to do that.

Senior Project Presentation. Photo by Pete ZivkovSenior Project Presentation. Photo by Pete ZivkovFor the Senior Project, students design their own plan to pursue a passion or interest over a four-week period under the supervision of a faculty member. The projects are connected to personal values, a sense of purpose, and knowledge and skills-based learning that will serve seniors well beyond their time at Menlo. They are also an opportunity for seniors to share their experience with the community at large.

Recent projects have included:

  • Exploring the Peninsula through a Scientific Lens
  • Building a Glider Bench
  • Study of Michelangelo Caravaggio
  • Designing Educational Toys and Puzzles for Children in Need
  • Building a Sustainable Garden
  • Mechanism of Drug Therapy
  • The Art of Sophisticated Humor

2018 Senior Projects

The 2018 Senior Projects Handbook outlines project criteria, timelines, and important dates for this year. All seniors will give an 8-10 minute presentation on their project on either May 31 or June 1 from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm.