Ensworth’s Capstone Program offers students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to engage in an extensive exploration of an academic passion that lies above and beyond courses normally offered at the High School Campus. Following the investigation and approval process for a specific Capstone project, scholars continue with independent research or participation in internship programs, workshops or seminars related to the topic of interest.

Past Capstone scholars have explored a wide range of topics, spanning the Impact of Technology on Pediatric Obesity to Jazz Composition. Each Capstone project falls under the supervision of a Faculty Sponsor, providing another avenue for educators to serve as mentors investing in the lives of Ensworth students.
“Capstone offered the perfect balance between my two passions, and allowed me to see what it was like to work at a research university such as Vanderbilt.”

– Shelby Crants, ‘14