School Year Completed

May 28 – Last Day of School.  After the unprecedented closure of schools throughout the commonwealth, Chelsea Academy successfully completed the school year on schedule. The Chelsea faculty’s response to the governor’s order to close schools was extraordinary. While public schools in the region took at least a month to offer online classes, Chelsea was online within a week and all Chelsea students were attending virtual classes. Every Chelsea student completed each of his or her classes! Upper school students continued their studies with standard grading (A, B, C, etc.), and seniors presented their Senior Theses online with question and answer sessions with faculty, parents, and friends.

Senior Thesis Topics

Catalina Cueto—The Art of Defining Art: An Explanation and Application of Tolstoy’s Definition of Art

Anthony Ferguson—Philosophy in Science

David FoecklerGulliver’s Travels as an Allegory

Bridgette Gorg—Doubtful Darwin and His Mistake

Daniel Klucinec—The Religious Roamings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Felice Lagarde—Good Lessons from No-Place: Thomas More’s Take on the Perfect Society

Janey Olohan—Crime and Punishment

Philomena PilonRomeo and Juliet and  A Midsummer Night’s Dream Marriage in Society in the Tragedy and Comedy of Shakespeare

Isaiah Sauer—What is Nobility? An Analysis of Nietzsche’s Definition of the Noble Man in Beyond Good and Evil

Gabriel Schueckler—Happiness and William James

Miles Shealy—Solzhenitsyn and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Anna Waters—What is Conscience?

Agnes Wingate—Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks: Science in Art