Eighth Grade Capstone

Capstone: Translating Passion into Purpose

A hallmark of the middle school experience, the Eighth-Grade Capstone provides students with a yearlong, intensive opportunity to research a topic of local and global significance and ultimately present their findings to the Woodland community. Past projects have focused on immigration, agriculture and environmental dam and river restoration. The Capstone is designed to encourage students’ greater understanding of the wide-ranging impact of their subject, both in their local communities and on a global scale.

Woodland School Capstone Inspires Students to Be Changemakers

In the days leading up to graduation, eighth grade students at Woodland School in Portola Valley, CA will present their findings and solutions on issues of global significance. The evening is the culmination of a yearlong independent research project known as Capstone.

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