Ashwood Waldorf School Grade 7-8 Students Present Projects

John St. Church
John Street, Camden, ME 04843
Judith Soleil
Apr 05, 2018
6:30 PM

Ashwood Waldorf school's class of 2017-18 will present their final projects on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the John St. Church in Camden. The event is free of charge and all are welcome.

Each year students in Ashwood’s graduating class complete significant independent projects as the culmination of their Ashwood education. These projects give students the opportunity 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 schoolwork, developing their independent eighth-grade projects.

Projects this year include:

Bodhi Ames: How to Compose an Original Musical Piece

Leanna Cotton: Publishing My Own Novel

Elsie Hildreth: The Work of an Architect—Designing and Building a Model

Jacob Lavi:  How I Prepared for My Bar Mitzvah

Alistair Levitt: Cheesemaking

Zhenya Scott: Dancing My Roots—Original Dance Pieces that Reflect My DNA

Ashwood Waldorf School offers a stimulating education grounded in the developmental stages of childhood for grades pre-K through 8. Our professional faculty is devoted to mentoring, challenging, and engaging each student through a curriculum that integrates science and mathematics with literature, history, and the arts. Ashwood graduates are vibrant, balanced, and confident individuals who love learning and are well prepared to adapt and thrive in a changing world.