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SEEK Independent Study Program

The Scholars Engaged in Extending Knowledge (SEEK) program gives seventh and eighth grade students space to explore. 

In SEEK, a student first enters the program with the desire to know more about a topic not covered in the Middle School curriculum. She works with a faculty mentor or an expert in the field who helps her formulate questions and guide her research. All scholars complete a final product such as a research paper, a publication, a performance, or an original composition that they present to the SEEK faculty committee as well as the Middle School student body. This innovative program encourages interdisciplinary modes of thinking to help students develop knowledge, empathy, and the capacities with which to act. Through SEEK, students build upon the academic foundation learned at Harpeth Hall in real-world situations that will help them thrive in college and beyond.

"I enjoyed learning a new skill and finding creative ways to highlight Harpeth Hall. Through this project, I learned perseverance and that my creativity can brighten someone else’s day." — Elizabeth Lefler '25, "School Spirit Animations"

Student Projects