The Ma'avar Capstone Project is a five-week structured independent study experience at the end of senior year where students pursue their intellectual, artistic, and academic passions.
In 11th grade, students begin brainstorming potential projects with faculty. The conversation and planning continues through senior year. Students create detailed proposals and weekly schedules.
Ma'avar means "transition" in Hebrew, and the Ma'avar Capstone Project serves as a bridge between a student's high school years and what comes next. The Ma'avar experience empowers students to plan for and take on ambitious projects.
During Ma'avar, students chronicle their experiences and do regular check-ins to share learnings and problem-solve challenges. At the end of the five weeks, every senior gives a presentation to a panel of peers and faculty members—proof of their ability to perform powerful and exciting original work.