Projects Period is a two-week break combining the traditional February vacation week with an additional week for an independent educational experience. Each student is responsible for proposing, creating and presenting a project of their choosing; this has become an important part of the Sant Bani experience. Projects Period encourages each child to take risks, and builds confidence to explore individual interests, try out new roles, follow their curiosity and be creative.
At the end of the break, two days of school time are set aside for sharing. Each student describes his or her project, and students and teachers take turns serving on teams to evaluate the project and the quality of presentation. These evaluations are shared with the student. All projects are displayed on the Wednesday evening following our return from break.