The senior thesis is the capstone of a classical education, that affords the students a final opportunity to reflect on the wisdom and practice the skills their education has fostered.
Close reading, logical writing, and clear speaking are fundamental skills that the students will utilize as they reflect deeply and analytically upon their chosen topic. Socrates tells us that the philosopher is one who has time or takes time. Yet, as our seniors approach college, the frenetic pace of this final year will give them a sense of constant acceleration. Most high school graduates will say that senior year was a blur, but we hope that ours will remember the months spent reflecting on a question that positioned them to lead good and noble lives.