programs
independent study

The Independent Study program for secondary students offers unique opportunities for inspired learning and individual growth. By shaping and pursuing their own in-depth educational explorations, participants gain the skills and confidence to function as resourceful scholars, original thinkers, and thoughtful citizens.


New Road’s Independent Study program serves students who have demonstrated significant diligence and want to pursue a subject area in greater depth. Sometimes a student wants to study an area outside of regular coursework and curriculum or advance his or her understanding well beyond classroom. Independent Study courses are a year in length and may include a combination of academic, artistic, vocational, travel study, or other meaningful experiential and/or intellectual pursuits.