The Senior Capstone is a cross curricular, inquiry-based research project.
First introduced as part of a pilot during the 2012-13 school year, students are challenged to apply all the lessons of their four-year Catholic educational experience by actualizing the traditions of our school’s two founding orders, the Marianists and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. All projects connect back to Catholic Social Teaching.
Seniors work in groups of two, three or four for an entire year to complete four phases of the Capstone. The third phase requires students to present their research and findings at the school's Stang Symposium.
Approximately 40 different projects are covered with topics from sanctity of life and homelessness to self-image, fair trade, environmentalism, poverty and more.