Beyond the Classroom


Students in grades 11 and 12 complete an interdisciplinary project that has three objectives:

1) to develop individual interest and independent ownership
2) to build core research, writing, speaking, and documentation skills
3) to demonstrate cross-curricular connections.

As part of the project, students must demonstrate how skills from at least two disciplines are relevant to their work on the project, and the project at both grade levels includes research, writing, documentation, and speaking, though the specific format of project components are defined by each grade level.  This is an opportunity for students to approach school from a position of interest, connection, depth, and meaning.

The focus of the project in junior year is to find an area of interest and then to conduct real-world, meaningful research as they learn more about their topic/issue/problem and think about how they might direct that project into action in their senior year.

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031