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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

  • 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.  
  • Tesseract School sponsors AZ Children’s Business Fair
    Tesseract School is sponsoring the AZ Children’s Business Fair on March 28, a one-day event that provides an incredible opportunity for kids to sell a product or service— anything from brownies to card tricks. Do you have an entrepreneur who would like to participate? Watch this short video with your child and let their creativity […]
  • Tesseract partners with Phoenix Herpetological Society
    On January 16, Tesseract 4th grade students hosted a reptile fair, a product of a two-month study with the Phoenix Herpetological Society. During the study, students become the experts and create visual aids for their reptile exhibits. Students were asked to creatively design displays that would attract and educate their audience. Fourth grade students are […]
  • Upper School students will perform in drama: Sylvia
    Upper School students will put on their annual play on March 6, 7 and 8 performing Sylvia. Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney, tells the story of empty nesters Greg and Kate, who recently moved back into Manhattan from the suburbs. Greg takes in Sylvia, a street-smart pooch that quickly becomes a bone of contention in […]

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