Message from the 

Head of School

TPS: Stewards for our Earth and Ourselves

Stewardship, an act of taking care of your life and the world in which you live, is a core value at TPS. And with Earth Week occurring in April, our students are learning about caring for themselves and our planet as we delve into this month’s theme, stewardship.

The TPS Science Department has planned five days of Earth Week outdoor and indoor activities. During the week of April 18th, students will be on and off campus investigating and enjoying the natural world. Here are some of the activities we have scheduled:
* April 18th: Grade 9 students will visit a local trail where they will work with the New Jersey/New York Trail Conference organization to help maintain local trails for hiking. On the same day, our Grade 2 and Grade 3 students will head off campus to immerse themselves in a Hudson River study.
• April 19th: Grade 6 students will go to the Tuxedo Park racetrack (which is no longer an actual area for horse racing). There, they will pitch in and do some trail maintenance and cleaning. They also will study the area’s indigenous plants. 

• April 19th: Kindergarteners will visit the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to study types of animals that live in ponds.

• April 20th: Grade 1 students will also go the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to study ornithology.

• April 20th and 21st: Grade 4 students will take a short hike to a stream next to our TPS property to study stream ecology.

• April 21st:  Grade 7 and Grade 8 students are heading off campus to the Cary Institute to study ecological sustainability, while Grade 5 children will visit the amazing fertile soil of the Black Dirt area and visit one of our former TPS families at the Gurda gardens. (A special thank you to the Gurda family for welcoming us!)

Our week of earth stewardship all comes together on Friday when parents and students will attend a brief all school assembly (excluding Grade 7 and 8 students who will be off campus) to get “highlights” from our week. During the assembly, we will also recognize the winners of our poetry contest, the Earth Day poster contest, and the photography contest.

As we look ahead, please remember the TPS Annual Benefit. This is a special opportunity to thank Bob and Chris Dow for their stewardship for our school over many years. The Dows will receive the first annual Tuxedo Park School Spirit of Philanthropy Award at the benefit.

Please join us as we celebrate our month of stewardship – the act of giving to our school, caring for ourselves, and supporting our efforts to preserve our natural world.

Warm regards,

Todd P. Stansbery
Head of School

Welcome from the Head of School

Dear Friends,  

Welcome to the Tuxedo Park School website. As the Head of School, I’d like to welcome you to TPS and invite you to explore us online. 

Having worked at independent schools for over 25 years, I can say that the TPS community is truly amazing. An independent school education is one of the greatest investments you can make. Providing your children with the gift of a TPS education, with small classes, outstanding faculty, and strong academics, prepares them for secondary school, college, and beyond.

The commitment to the students attracted me to this wonderful school. The dedicated and caring faculty work together to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students in a safe and happy environment. Each one works diligently to engage our students intellectually and emotionally as they navigate an academically challenging curriculum. They have created a culture that allows our students to maximize their own curiosity amongst a community of learners.

We want our students to live a life that honors effort and excellence, reflects kindness and fairness, and highlights the importance of responsibility to themselves and others. With an emphasis on character education, we support parents in partnership and foster lifelong learning. We work hard to give our students individual attention, with differentiation in our instruction and pedagogical approaches that meet our students’ individual and collective needs. TPS’ program and curriculum design helps our students find their place in the school community, and prepares them to be locally minded global citizens.

If you are a prospective family, a new family, or a current family please enjoy reading through our website. It is a testimony to our entire school community. It has taken many years of hard work to build the culture we have today, and we are very proud of who we are. Steeped in meaningful tradition, we strive to find new pathways to engage our students each day. Come see our beautiful campus and our fantastic community for yourself!

With much appreciation,

Todd P. Stansbery
Head of School

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