Independent Immersion Program (IIP)
Each year, following interviews and a review of applications by the Independent Immersion Program faculty, a select group of students is accepted into the IIP. Under the supervision of the director and a faculty mentor, students create unique programs of study which include intensive independent studies with on- and off-campus professionals, internships, and traditional course work.
Students accepted into the IIP must display the motivation and maturity necessary to work independently. They are released from the traditional academic graduation requirements and are given the time, facilities, and adult guidance to pursue their central interest and engage in an ongoing, cross-disciplinary conversation about their studies with other students enrolled in the program. This program, unique among independent schools, is based on the belief that if students are allowed to focus on a deep interest, their inquiries will lead them naturally into related fields, creating individualized distributions of studies which grow like branches from the roots of a central passion.
Because the IIP was established more than 40 years ago, it is well-known by colleges and universities across the country, and its alumni are frequently accepted by their first-choice schools.
For more information about the Independent Immersion Program, please contact its director, Andrew Brescia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.