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Tesseract School History and Mission

Originally founded in 1988, Tesseract School has become an extraordinary non-profit, independent private school that spans two campuses and gives 420 students from pre-school through 12th grade the essential skills, knowledge, and perspective to be successful in college and in life. The opening of the Middle and Upper School campus (Shea) and the founding of the Upper School in the fall of 2008 have raised the profile of the School in the community creating more interest in the Valley (evidenced by 40% increase in enrollment since 2008). The graduation of the School’s first senior class in June 2012 accompanied by the first college placement results, the upcoming celebration of the School’s 25th year and receiving accreditation and membership in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest have further enhanced the School’s reputation. What is a Tesseract and where does the name derive? By definition, geometric terms interpret a Tesseract as an eight-cell or regular octachronon or cubic prism; it is also the four-dimensional analog of the cube (the Tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square). In 1962, Madeleine L’Engle elaborated on the tesseract in her book,  A Wrinkle in Time  where the main character breaks from conformity. At Tesseract School, students are encouraged to express individualism and, as a student-centered school, our students are empowered and encouraged through respect and positive reinforcement. Tesseract understands that if our students see the value and importance of their education – and are encouraged to explore their interests and passions – they will take greater ownership of their learning. Tesseract recognizes that linear and analytical thinking continue to be essential, but the School also believes the realities and demands of the 21st Century require students to be creative, critical thinkers and communicators who know how to synthesize the knowledge at their fingertips and collaborate with others. Furthermore, by exposing the students to diverse cultures, the digitalization of information, and issues such as social and environmental responsibility, students graduate from Tesseract with a broad understanding of their role in the interdependent, and interconnected local and world community in which they will lead their lives.


Substitute Teaching Positions Available

Job Description: Tesseract School, a premier private school in Paradise Valley, AZ, is now accepting resumes for certified substitute teachers. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, have a fingerprint clearance card, a teaching certificate or substitute teaching certificate, CPR certification, have a passion for working with children, be a collaborator and communicate effectively with both parents and children. Please submit a resume to Stacie Dobrichovsky at sdobrichovsky@tesseractschool.org for consideration. No phone calls please!

Recent News

  • Let’s spread the word about Tax Credit
    Along with Better Together and Friends of Tesseract, taking the tax credit helps Tesseract today and tomorrow. These are all ways parents and friends can make a real difference for the school. Arizona residents can give this wonderful gift of education at no cost through the Arizona Tax Credit Program. We need your help to […]
  • Students design and host El Mercado de Tesseract
    Tesseract seventh and eighth grade students will take over the Shea campus on March 27 for a day of Latin American heritage during their annual El Mercado de Tesseract. During this event, students host a real-life market experience complete with money to buy products such as food, beverages, crafts and games. Grades 5 through 12 […]
  • Tesseract student receives scholarship from Flinn Foundation
    Matthew Kaplan, a senior at Tesseract School, will attend college for free. Kaplan is one of twenty students statewide chosen to receive a scholarship from the Flinn Foundation. If he accepts this scholarship, he will receive an unparalleled package for undergraduate study. “Tesseract School is a close-knit learning community where students are supported but also […]
  • Tesseract Night at MIM gives students a global perspective on culture, music and art
    Twenty-five Tesseract Middle School students will present their comprehensive research project on April 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. during Tesseract Night at MIM (Musical Instrumental Museum). The evening will feature seventh grade students presenting group projects focusing on world cultures in each of the MIM’s geographical galleries. Since early February, the MIM has functioned […]
  • Donation brings new turf to Early Childhood
    Thank you to the parents and Accent Grass and Greens who made the turf installation on the Early Childhood playground a reality for our students.  

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