The (i)Project is a unique opportunity for Upper School learners to cultivate their curiosities and take creative risks. Working independently or in a group, students take a deep dive into a topic of their choosing to deepen their understanding of a real-world issue.
Naturally, our students’ curiosities and passions live out boldly on playing fields, in art studios, on stage, in clubs, at social events, and through leadership opportunities and service. Mount Vernon’s Upper School experience offers a variety of ways for students to be their best selves.
Beginning in ninth grade, our college counselors recognize each student’s unique goals and aspirations. Through group and one-on-one sessions, they spend a significant amount of time crafting an individualized college plan for each student.
We take a networked and multi-layered approach to advising students. All Mount Vernon learners benefit from the mentoring and counseling of a faculty advisor who provides the first layer of academic advisement for a group of around ten students.
The Academic Resource Center provides students the tools and opportunities they need for academic success. Our resource specialists work with students, teachers, and parents developing instructional strategies to personalize learning.
This cohort experience, co-designed by the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation, positions students to work alongside entrepreneurs, community leaders, and proven innovators tackling issues and solving wicked problems. Serving as leaders in design thinking and in the principles of innovation, students are empowered to positively impact the world and people around them.
Learning Demands Interactive and Flexible Spaces
Maker, Design, Engineering
Mount Vernon’s Maker, Design & Engineering (MDE) program provides a robust, intentional, and calibrated platform for students to utilize a wide assortment of tools and technologies. With access to CNC machines, laser cutters, power tools, 3D printers, and microelectronics in an open and collaborative space, students are able to explore all aspects of a maker community.
Empathy Influences Learning
Take the Next Step
At Mount Vernon, we ask questions. We invite you to ask your own questions as you experience our MV Mindset on campus.