Academics

Senior Project


The Senior Project is designed to be the culmination of the academic experience at The Williams School. It is a privilege accorded to seniors that challenges them to take ownership in their education and development as life-long learners. The Senior Project provides students the opportunity to merge interests, passions, and curiosity with the skills they have learned throughout their career at Williams. Moreover, it is an opportunity to create an independent experience beyond the classroom, focusing on inquiry and personal growth.

Explore a selection of the Class of 2019's Senior Projects in topics like: Audio Engineering, Learning to play a new Instrument, Building a GoKart, Exploring French Tennis, Tasting Food Trends in Beijing and, Interning with the Dean of Student Affairs here at Williams!
Sam and Ben decided to build a Go Kart for their senior project.  Buying a frame and creating a parts list for things like wheels, a motor, and other necessary mechanics helped them build a functioning Go Kart!  See their "Victory" video to the right, and view their full vlog here.
Nash created a video where he recorded sounds of auto body shops, household tools and objects, and edited "ordinary" sounds into the sound effects for his video.  He worked to create a short action scene, the sounds you hear are not "gunshots" they are the sounds of a doorknob clicking and a paper bag full of air popping.  View Nash's full blog here. 
Dasha Klein interned with Macy Kleinfelder, Dean of Student Affairs.  She reflected in her blog, "Ms. Kleinfelder gave me some words of advice: 'One of the skills that makes this job is the ability to slow things down.'  As a school administrator, Ms. Kleinfelder understands that jumping to conclusions and rushing into decisions doesn’t benefit or respect the system of solving disciplinary issues. She therefore empasized that while investigating and reaching educated conclusions, the system, handbook, and student(s) involved must all be honored throughout the process. This ensures that all perspectives are heard, and no one is wrongly accused or punished. Extending the disciplinary process also allows for review and reflection. See Dasha's full blog.