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.
Over the course of four years, our College Counselors cultivate strong relationships with each family in order to find the optimal college fit. All have college admissions experience, which positions them to speak from both sides of the table. Their process is customized, comprehensive, and collaborative.
In addition to core courses in math, English, science, social studies, and world languages, students have many opportunities for greater challenge through a robust collection of arts, Maker, electives, college preparatory, Honors Distinction, and Advanced Placement courses.
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.
Work That Matters Is Work That Potentially Makes A Difference In The World. Today.
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