Welcome to Tesseract School!
At Tesseract, we foster a student’s curiosity, creativity, and strength of character in an innovative and collaborative school environment. We prepare students to excel in school and beyond. To lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective.
We believe it is imperative to find ways to individualize learning experiences that support student success. We believe that effort is key, not just being “smart” but working hard and not fearing setbacks. Learning from challenge and failure – pushing ahead, persevering, and learning to take risks outside the usual comfort zone of learning. Skills are important but then to apply those skills through real-world experiences and hands-on learning is critical. Experience and practice higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, thinking critically and problem-solving is our goal for all students.
Both our academic environment and our purposefully low student-to-teacher ratio allows our students to fully explore their passions and interests. We believe that students should have a high level of preparation in humanities, mathematics, science, technology and a second language.
We recognize that each student is unique and believe that the greatest intellectual and emotional growth occurs when students are known by their teachers and peers, feel appreciated for who they are, believe that their work has significance, and are encouraged to look beyond their current achievements and perspectives.
By stressing ethical, compassionate, and thoughtful behavior, we prepare students to help shape their world and make a difference to those around them.
Tesseract School is a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive community. Being truly diverse and multicultural means that all individuals are valued and supported in every aspect of our school community. We respect and protect the dignity and worth of all members of our community without regard to race, color or national origin, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, family composition, economic status, age, learning style, or physical ability. We believe that education is broadened and strengthened by the inclusion of people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our educational program is designed to celebrate cultural diversity and develop cultural competency as we prepare young people to be global citizens.
Tesseract School is a remarkable community of learners.
To the Tesseract Community,
We write today to share difficult news. Late Friday afternoon, the president of the Holy Trinity Parish Council called the leadership of the Tesseract Board of Trustees to inform us that the church would not be moving forward with a lease for our school. Given the many previous assurances provided by representatives of Holy Trinity, it is an understatement to say that we are shocked and disappointed by the church’s decision.
This morning, the Board convened an emergency meeting to discuss whether there was any way the school could continue, given the imminent start of summer camp, our need to vacate the Doubletree campus on May 31, and the obvious need to identify a new location for the 2017-18 school year. Sadly, after much deliberation, there is simply no viable path forward. With heavy hearts, we must inform you that all summer camp sessions will be canceled and Tesseract School will cease operations effective Wednesday, May 31.
As members of the Board, and as fellow parents of Tesseract students past and present, we are bitterly disappointed to have to share this news with you. With the knowledge that Tesseract could no longer survive financially at Doubletree, we have worked hard over the last several months to find a way forward for our beloved school. We are heartbroken that those efforts did not come to fruition because of a last-minute decision by an entity that would have benefitted tremendously from a partnership with Tesseract.
Thank you for believing in and supporting Tesseract School. It is our sincere hope that the “Tesseract Way” will live on in the hearts of the many children whose lives were touched by the many talented educators that made our school such a special place for so many years. As more information becomes available regarding the process for winding down the school, we will share it with the community.
The Board of Trustees