Upper School
Experiential Learning

Senior Projects

Re-Imagining the End of the School Year

A Newark Academy tradition and graduation requirement since the early 1970s, Senior Projects are designed to offer graduating seniors unique experiential opportunities outside the classroom. Seniors work closely with the Dean of Students Office to pursue an in-depth work-like experience which allows them to either try out a new passion or explore a profession. Each Senior Project has a mentor at the site of their project and is required to conclude the projects with a written reflection and presentations to classmates and faculty.  Throughout the years, NA seniors have taken on an incredibly wide-range of projects from internships in fashion and publishing to learning the art of glassblowing, welding, and costume design. 

If you are a Newark Academy parent or alumnus interested in hosting an NA Senior Project, please contact Director of Upper School Student Life Pegeen Galvin at 

Senior Project Coordinators

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Kristin Duszak Russo

    Kristin Duszak Russo 

    Associate Director of Upper School Student Life, Upper School E&I Coordinator, Biology Teacher
  • Photo of Pegeen Galvin

    Pegeen Galvin 

    Director of Upper School Student Life
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