At Sun Valley Community School, students are encouraged to follow paths of inquiry, dig deep into topics that spark a passion, and share their love for learning with the school community.
Several hallmark projects and presentations in the Middle and Upper School years reflect our students’ engagement in this journey of discovery. To sit in the audience at these presentations is to see our school's mission manifest; our students exude an earned confidence and mastery of material that is unique and inspiring.
I think the Senior Project program encapsulates and showcases many of the core skills and values of our school. Students create projects that are wildly different in the interests, styles, vision, and ideas they reflect because the students are very different people, but they are similar in the confidence they have to speak their passion out loud and to pursue it. They neither seek to be like their peers, nor expect their peers to be like them. They go out into the world and engage with a confidence and self-awareness that I didn't have until I was much older.
Chauncy Gardner, Co-Director of College Counseling and Senior Projects Coordinator