At TMS we believe that a school is not only responsible for a
child's academic growth but is in a partnership with the child's
family in helping both spiritual and emotional development.
Children spend a great deal of time in their school environment and
it is here, away from family, that they practice and experience
many of the social mores that become the foundation for their
developing independent minds and bodies. In the past extended
families and communities took responsibility for teaching their
young. This world that children moved through gave them a sense of
belonging, yet afforded them the freedom to try out their
independence. These days children are increasingly isolated and
have few (non-media) role models outside of their immediate family.
At TMS we believe that it does "take a village" and that in
returning to an understanding of our responsibility as a community
we can help in the process of raising our children into
well-balanced, compassionate and questioning adults. The program at
TMS works at preparing the child for it's academic future as well
as giving them a safe space in which to find out who they really
are. We need to give children room to explore, make mistakes, and
feel supported and safe as they build on their experiences.
Education is never limited to a classroom or an age group and at
TMS we strive for our students to gain that love of learning and
adventure that they will hold dear for a lifetime. At TMS we have
fun; school is a positive place where a child enjoys learning and
the social interactions with peers and elders. At the core is an
understanding of respect and personal responsibility. Our school
week is varied and allows for many teaching opportunities both in
and out of the classroom. Students are on campus for three and a
half days of the week and spend the remaining time out in the
community gaining first hand experience of the world they live in.
The academic program is broad, offering classes in all the core
subjects: Language Arts, Humanities, Math, Science and Spanish.
These classes are relevant and interactive. Students also attend
classes of Creative Writing, Drama, Art, and Music. Time is set
aside for developing study and organizational skills as well as
school chores. Students learn to take responsibility for themselves
as well as taking care of their school environment.
Profile last updated: 08/15/2013