For our seniors, the overarching goal of InterMission is to prepare our oldest students to soon fulfill the final words of our mission statement, we expect our graduates to shape a changing world. 

Our students are eager to see how our Ancients and their work model the call of the school’s mission. Our hope is that students emerge from the experience with a keen awareness of themselves as learners and as positive agents of change. Students are empowered to reflect upon the people they are and the people they will become.

Senior InterMission

As part of their InterMission experience, students will spend time engaged in job shadows and internships with professionals and thought leaders across all industries. Our Ancients provide a rich palette of careers and their connection with our seniors is invaluable as they model the words of our mission statement.

Program objectives for seniors students include:

➤ Being architects of their own experiences as they investigate an essential question through their job shadow or internship
➤ Engaging in meaningful work with our Ancients as role models and mentors
➤ Learning to lead with confidence and integrity to make impactful change
➤ Identifying how their identities shape college and career paths
➤ Building and developing personal and community networks

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Student Voices

"I loved that we got to learn for the sake of learning. I also loved bridging the gap across disciplines. It made me more excited for college because I think making more of these connections is encouraged." 
-12th Grade Student 

"I found my collaboration and cooperation skills were put to use and enhanced during InterMission. Working with my internship partner was crucial to making our day run smoothly. Sharing our ideas to create our InterMission Symposium presentation required teamwork from each and every member of our group. And I loved being able to explore the city. I remember thinking to myself on the way to work one day, 'I can see myself living here in the future!"
-12th Grade Student

"In the last few weeks, I was able to learn how severe the issues women face are, especially in regards to education. I always knew it was a problem, but never realized it was to such an extent. I also learned the steps to take in order to become an agent of change. Although I haven’t actually initiated change yet myself, I was able to learn what that process is like especially through reaching out to various organizations and from our trip to UNESCO.

-Grade 12 Student
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