The Tutorial program allows boys in Class I (senior class) to pursue academic interests not included in the School’s regular course offerings in lieu of a regular course for credit. A teacher who shares a boy’s specific interest must be willing to work with him. The student and his faculty tutor then plan a course of study and propose coursework to the Director of Studies and the Curriculum Committee. If they approve the proposal, the tutorial becomes the boy’s fifth major course.
A tutorial in the student’s special interest requires the boy to assume more responsibility for his own learning than does a normal course, and exceptional commitment and rigor are expected.
A tutorial in the student’s special interest requires the boy to assume more responsibility for his own learning than does a normal course.
Subjects of tutorials approved in recent years include: Classical and Modern Philosophy, Creative Writing, The Iliad and Dante’s Inferno, The 20th-Century Novel, Eastern Religious Thought, Molecular Biology, Differential Equations, Basics of Psychology, Melville’s Moby Dick, Masterpieces of Classical Music, and American Foreign Policy.
The Tutorial program also allows members of Class I to pursue advanced study at nearby colleges and universities.