For our children TPS has been and continues to be an amazing place to grow and learn. They wake in the morning and are happy to go to school. The school community is warm and welcoming. It has become our family. Academically they are continually challenged and the teachers are great. I can not say enough positive things about TPS. Just stepping through the doors you can tell it is a special place To send your child.
Tuxedo Park School is a private middle school in Tuxedo Park. The principal of Tuxedo Park School is Kathleen Mcnamara, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 237 students attend Tuxedo Park School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Tuxedo Park School is 6:1. George Grant Mason Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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When I recently asked my daughter what her favorite thing about the Tuxedo Park School is she replied "There are no bad days at TPS. You may have a sad moment or slip and fall but before any time passes someone lifts you up again." The students parents faculty staff and administration come together to create a safe invigorating and challenging environment. My child is encouraged to step out of her comfort zone and push herself in directions which otherwise may be left hidden. Each day she steps of the bus with a smile on her face and an eagerness to share what she has discovered that day.
Everything my child was promised upon coming to this school was untrue. She joined this school due to public being too easy and continued to keep the high grades. Their idea of "academic advancement" is piles of homework. They have no homework policy and my child was often up until 2 in the morning doing homework. Also kids who were in honors math classes had Cs or Ds in English one kid could barely read. The school focuses on what they're good at and leaves them behind in everything else. One of my child's closest friends switched to this school around the same time as us a perfectly happy child. She now has social anxiety and depression. The effort grade system is ridiculous shy students who don't like raising their hands get bad effort grades. The female gym teacher discriminates against my child for being a dancer and accused her of faking a hamstring injury which later needed surgery. The nurse tried to take away my child's crutches for a knee sprain. The English final is a memorized passage of Shakespeare. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THEIR LEARNING? There are also cliques in older grades. I took my child out after a few years. DO NOT SEND YOUR KID TO TPS!
Tuxedo Park School (TPS) has turned our very discouraged young scholar into a curious young man who does not mind doing homework a young man who experienced that if he does his best (and that little extra notch) then it will not go unnoticed. He is so thrilled with school and feels very safe and happy at TPS. It is NOT our goal to raise him to become a egocentric single-minded achiever and consequently we are incredibly pleased to have found a school that values all aspects of a young person. TPS core values be kind be fair and be responsible ensures a supportive and non-clique environment also across grades. The curriculum for our son was customized his specific needs and learning style. In addition to traditional subjects his days also include history language music arts and lots of movement. The faculty is a group of very enthusiastic specialists and the school serves the most delicious lunches prepared on site with local produce. We genuinely recommend Tuxedo Park School.
As a parent of two boys attending TPS I am thrilled to say they not only feel welcome they feel "safe" and at home while they are in school. Their experiences the last few years have been fantastic enriching and on a much higher educational level than any public school. The boys have made wonderful friends as have I. The faculty is warm and inviting. The school teaches mindfulness and kindness to others. They help raise "good people". I am grateful for TPS and highly recommend the school. To each their own but at the end of the day my children come home smiling.
Not a safe place for children.... if you are a parent who "dares" to hold the school and principlel responsible for what they promised as they stated in their website such as "Differentiated instruction at all levels challenges the most advanced students". There's no differentiation or acceleration provided for bright children. The school doesn't even have any policy on how to identify bright children let alone design curriculum to keep them interested and challenged. If you dare to speak up your child will be targeted and "watched over and reported" for even the smallest innocent mistake.. You child will be constantly judged and will be made to feel how wrong/inadequate for who he/she is by coordinated effort of the school. My daughter wrote in her journal how she felt so unsafe at TPS with all these teachers watching her every comments and steps and constantly judging her. If you have a child who is bright avoid this school as your child will not get any academic work and differentiated instruction to help her/him to advance. Normal curriculum is even lagging behind public school in the area. Some of the teacher assistants doesn't even have college degree.
TPS has been a wonderful environment for my children. Academically challenging and ethnically diverse this school stresses in particular a sense of community and of giving back. Much is expected of a TPS student and those expectations are usually met and exceeded. In general a great school filled with great people.
very disappointed with our experience...much more interested in keeping the kids quiet than enhancing learning...facilities very limited...teachers walk around with a chip on their shoulder...only a reasonable option if you live in the park...left after 2 years of hoping for more...my child came home with homework that was not the least bit challenging for her...good lunch though
Sounds as though all of the reviews were written by the same person. Tuxedo Park School is clean and small yet the cirriculum doesn't differ much from public schools. There are no special programs or clubs offered that aren't an additional cost ($150-$350). There are no accelerated programs. There are no athletic fields except for a grassy lawn used for all sports. Clean and safe but nothing exceptional except the cost. This is for those who want bragging rights on what they spend.
Tuxedo Park School is a magical place with high calibar academics wonderful arts programs competitive sports and a supportive caring family environment all in a setting that is unsurpassed. Most importantly our daugther has been so happy from the minute she walked in the door.
When my daughter came to TPS in 6th grade a light turned on! Suddenly she was engrossed in her subjects engaged with amazing faculty making smart and kind friends and trying things she never would have tried before. Thanks to the outstanding faculty and connection among students she rose to challenges in the classroom with confidence. During her time at TPS she was the lead in the school play captain of the field hockey team an editor of the yearbook a leader in community service projects and graduated from 9th grade with honors and a deep commitment to integrity citizenship kindness and respect. TPS was such a wonderful experience for her we now send our two younger children to TPS and they love it too!
i've been going to this school for 3 years already and I have loved the school. it is a great place to have fun and learn ALOT. Its great! they treat you amazingly and its just fantastic.
We have several children in the school and they each have very different strengths and weaknesses and yet they all love being at TPS. For students the environment is very much that of a large happy family. The teachers and staff are very supportive and students know everyone. From a parent's perspective the curriculum while rigorous is achievable and the support and preparation for moving onto school passed TPS is fantastic.
My kids' experience with the school has been fantastic. It is academically rigorous but because of its small size and the nurturing disposition of the faculty every child is known and challenged according to his or her abilities. For a school of its size it's very technologically advanced with smartboards in nearly every classroom. Best of all the school places tremendous value on the education of the whole child. Its programs for character development are as important/beneficial as the academic lessons it provides. No school is perfect for everyone but this one is a special place
Our daughter attended the school for 9 years and we couldn't be happier with the education that she recieved. The teachers were outstanding and genuinely interested in the individual student and his/her development. We felt the school provided a very safe caring but often challenging environment.
Our son has attended TPS for almost 7 years and his experience has been wonderful. It is a small and very nuturing environment with a passionate faculty and and staff. Everyone is known by name and if you are so inclined parents can become a big part of the success of thier children's experience. The setting is a wonderful peaceful oasis where nature abounds! Perhaps it isn't the place for everyone but when my son is out the door eager to go up the mountain I know we have made the right choice!
As a parents who took four children out of public school and placed them at TPS we could not be happier. Yes they worked hard and some catching up to do however;they got all the support they needed from the faculty. When each of them went on to high school they were fully prepared to be both good hard-working students and good people. RR
Work load for children is unrealistic. Despite above average academics preferential treatment abounds.
As a former student of Tuxedo Park School (I left after 8th grade to attend an all-girls school in New York City) I am very pleased at the education i recieved there. I entered in 7th grade with little background in Shakespeare. However after 2 years of study I am enthralled with it. After reading A Midsummer Night's Dream in 7th grade and Romeo & Juliet in 8th and with a fabulous teacher to help me understand the difficult language I am deeply in love with Shakespeare. I also was on grade level in Math. I was going to take Pre-Algebra at my old public school. Upon entering TPS however I was pushed ahead and took Algebra in 7th grade. In 8th grade I then took Geometry. The teachers were great and pushed me and taught me how to strive to succeed. Overall TPS is a great school! -KM
school is interested in student achievement.