Our small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios allow us to foster a true love of learning, encouraging Tesseract students to explore their interests and passions—all within safe, supportive surroundings. As our educators guide their students to think differently, and see global relationships as essential, it is our student’s sense of ownership, which truly enables them to soar. Tesseract students are engaged in the world around them from the time they join our community.
July 10, 2015
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My son attended Tesseract school since preschool and is in 6 th grade currently. The school has been consistent in the child oriented individualized learning, global perspective, embracing community values and support. My child loves his teachers and 8 years later he feels Tesseract is his second family. The teachers are amazing. Each grade comes with a memorable teacher !
My children attend Tesseract and this will be the last year at this school. We pay a lot of money for what can be provided at our public school down the street. The rigor, individualization and compassion is not evident on this campus any longer. The superficial attempt to recover from the financial crisis is just that - superficial. Many parents are well-aware of the impending doom of the financial push at the close of the year. We are expected to keep the remaining campus afloat with our checkbooks. This has become an expectation for parents. I would feel much more comfortable giving my money to the public school system at this point. At least public schools know how to manage the very little money they do get from our state legislature. Please rethink your choice for school choice.
The head of school just recently shared a report he had read about the disconnect between students and parents expectations regarding the importance of grades vs the importance of being a good honest person with value to the community. Children believed their parents were more interested in top grades however the parents were actually more interested in the latter. Tesseract focuses on the whole person with each child and fosters a well rounded approach for each child that I have not seen in other schools.
When a friend of ours was raving about her daughter's new school for kindergarten and suggested we take a tour, we immediately thought it was unnecessary as we were happy at our current school. As she continued to describe her experience, we decided to confirm our decision with our current school by taking a tour not expecting to be so impressed we would be willing to drive 35 minutes each way to attend. Immediately impressed and so glad we took the tour, we were still unsure about the commitment to that distance. Next I observed 4 different schools 2nd grade classes while in session for a clear comparison. I was astounded at the difference in teaching methods and the classroom environment at Tesseract. Tesseract taught the children tools for achieving success rather than rote memorization. Tesseract challenged the kids academically in a fun environment. Tesseract focused on a thematic learning environment that crossed over into every subject, even the vast amount of specials offered! We made the switch for not only 2nd grade but also pre-school and we continue to be impressed by the school, the staff, the community and the quality of education our 2 children are receiving.
Tesseract is truly a one-of-a kind school. We are so grateful for the current board and administration for leading us through the challenges of last year. We have been thrilled to see the school stabilize while still protecting what makes Tesseract so special. The Board of Trustees and administration is doing what is needed to keep the school on a solid footing and moving forward. If you are looking for a school where your child will be challenged academically, yet in a nurturing way that helps preserve his/her love of learning, check Tesseract out! Our two kids are thriving in this environment because of the high quality teachers and the individual attention they receive with their learning. This school is something very special and we couldn't be happier. Neither could our kids--they love school and are excited to go every morning!