September 17, 2015
We are so very pleased with our experience thus far at Tesseract. The school has found the right balance between, academically challenging, nurturing environment and time for after school activities/family life. Our son is in the lower school and loves learning and being challenged at school without a lot of stress and homework. He completes his homework quickly, because they teach the curriculum during the day. Homework is for review, to teach him time management skills and reinforce things, as it should be. I can vouch that there is absolutely no bullying tolerated at this school. The teachers are extremely responsive and have addressed any issues we have, immediately. The teachers are the schools greatest asset, all have just been superb. Our son is not asked to regurgitate material, rather he is asked to really understand the material, ask questions and explore the material deeper. The children have plenty of outdoor/recess time, P.E. time – before/after school care is well supervised with snacks and activities (free play and more structured activities). Your child is safe here, well cared for and it shows. The children that I have met in the middle school are incredibly respectful, mature and well-spoken. All children participate in community service and public speaking in a supportive environment. My son gets Spanish 4x/week, Music and P.E. 3x/week, Art double period 1x/week, Library 1x/week. Yes, unfortunately last year, the new head of school (who had only been at the school for 8 months) was faced with serious financial issues that he inherited from the previous head of school and board, he and the new board had to make some very difficult decisions and, in my opinion, did the best job they could in light of the situation which was handed to them - the school is moving on, becoming more financial sound each day and fortunately, the fantastic classroom experience has remained the same. It’s a gem of a school and we love it!
- submitted by a parent