8th Grade

Exit Tickets

Each year, graduating eighth graders participate in a unique mentorship and reflection project that allows them to celebrate their learning, practice leadership, and prepare for their transition to high school. Working with a faculty mentor, each student designs and implements a leadership, passion, and/or service project. The Exit Ticket projects represent student passions and see our students applying their initiative and interests to service for our school, community, and/or others. The project is a process of reflection and growth, and it offers the students an opportunity to leave a legacy. As a final celebration of their time at Synapse, students also prepare and share a final presentation that shows their reflection and growth from their project and from their years at Synapse.


High School Selection Process

Synapse eighth grade families receive guidance from our Head of School, Jim Eagen, and Christine Southgate, a high school placement consultant provided by Synapse. Students meet with Christine to work on their application essays and to prepare for open houses, campus visits and interviews. Parents meet with Christine and Jim to finalize school lists and any questions they may have about finding the right fit school for their eighth grader.