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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

  • Experience Tesseract for yourself during Open House Week
    With summer just around the corner, Tesseract School invites families to plan ahead for their children’s summer activities and the coming school year. Located in Paradise Valley and North Phoenix, the school is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Tesseract also offers a fun-filled summer program with limited space still available. Interested families […]
  • Tesseract students take on the world—one social issue at a time
    Upper and Middle School students at Tesseract School are challenged to think not just outside of the box, but also outside of the country. Each year, for over a decade, these students visit different geographical areas and the world of globalization and social responsibility come to life. Each trip is designed to take the students […]
  • Tesseract Second graders to launch non-profit, Art Animal Rescue Team
    Call it playground social entrepreneurship or the Tesseract Way—a group of Tesseract second graders are forming a non-profit that helps animals through art. The non-profit, Art Animal Rescue Team, is led by Annika Sarma, Ellie Salk and Rashmi Iyengar. Their mission is to teach people to love animals. They design rock art and then sell the product to raise donations benefitting different animal awareness organizations. The rock […]
  • Building the next generation of social entrepreneurs at Tesseract
    Tesseract and SEED SPOT have joined forces to plant the seed of empowerment through the first ever SEED SPOT Next program. This program empowers young people to build business models that change the world. The Next program takes select students through a year-long (or in this case, semester) class, to create small groups or ‘ventures’. In […]
  • 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 […]

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