Values That Define Us
Our entire community lives the school's creed, "Be Kind. Be Fair. Be Responsible."
Every day - in and out of the classroom - our entire faculty and staff models, teaches and reinforces these values with our students in both planned and organic ways.
A Place to Grow
At TPS, children grow together, and are guided by adults who embrace the journey.
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Ages 3 & 4 years old
Pre-K | Every child Happy
Pre-K at Tuxedo Park School utilizes a developmental approach that meets children where they are, presenting opportunities to engage in new experiences and appropriate challenges.
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Primary School | Every child Curious
Primary School students are challenged and supported to develop lasting habits of mind that approach the world with curiosity, compassion, and resilience.
4th - 6th Grades
Middle School | Every child Inspired
Our Middle School Program is designed to allow students to gain independence gradually in a supportive and nurturing environment.
7th & 8th Grades
Upper School | Every child Confident
In the Upper School’s rigorous preparatory program, students are guided to unearth meaning and approach challenges with confidence.
Freshman Year | Every child Ready
Being leaders as Freshmen results in confident, well-spoken, driven teenagers. Their Honors level courses demand more, and they step up to the plate knowing they are learning in a nurturing environment.
In Their Words
Students reflect on the connections they have with their teachers at TPS.
"When I came to TPS in 2020, I had to get used to the small classes. It was difficult at first, but I then discovered how much I would really benefit from this. Not only did it give me more one-on-one time with my teachers, but it allowed me to grow personal connections with them. Mrs. McManus is the perfect example. She is kind, caring, and understanding and she sees me for who I am as a person rather than just a student. She has a way of engaging her students in class and really challenging them. However, she will always be there to guide you. TPS has changed the lives of many students including myself, and the teachers here like Mrs. McManus are what makes that possible."
"Ms. Richards is a great teacher for so many reasons. She helps me think about things in new ways and she understands that making mistakes is how we learn. She holds me accountable to do my best, especially when I am rushing. She also really listens to her students. If we have an idea about something in class, she doesn’t just say no, she lets us explore it and decide if we should pursue the idea further. This year, I feel more confident as a student because Ms. Richards encourages me to put in my best effort and she challenges me to do what she knows I’m capable of. And probably even pushes me further than what I think that I can do."
"Every year in third grade, students are given the opportunity to try out various instruments, see which ones they like, and then choose one to learn to play. One by one, students are brought down to the band room by Mr. Schietroma, where they test out several instruments. I chose the clarinet because he recommended it to me. That was the beginning of my journey. From 3rd grade on, I played clarinet with Mr. Schietroma every week. I joined the middle school band in 4th grade led by Mr. Schietroma and immediately fell in love with playing in an ensemble. When I was in 5th grade, I picked up the bass guitar as well. When I played both, I got more into music, with Mr. Schietroma guiding me the entire way. He takes me to NYSSMA and All-County Auditions every year, and I spend nearly every day of my week seeing Mr. Schietroma in a class, a band, a rehearsal, or an ensemble, which I am happy about. He discusses the importance and difficulty of a music piece with me and gives the Rock and Jazz Ensemble the opportunity to pick their music and compose. Now that I'm in the Upper School Band, at the end of my time at Tuxedo Park School, I'm extremely glad to have had a person like Mr. Schietroma guide me through music, as he's really set up my musical career to be something wondrous. Thank you, Mr. Schietroma. I'll never forget your teachings."
“The connection between teachers and students at TPS is very strong, and it is very easy to develop meaningful relationships with your teachers. I started TPS in kindergarten and one of the first teachers I had was Mrs. Morrisohn. She was my science teacher and every time I went into her class, I was ready and excited to learn. She made her classes enjoyable and informative so, while we were having fun, we were still learning. The fun I had in science continued later with Mr. France, who was also my advisor and basketball coach. I felt very close to him because he was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to and he was fun. I also became close to Senor and Mrs. McManus because they had high expectations for me and always supported me. Having teachers like them who genuinely cared about me and my success motivated me to do well in school. Now that I'm in high school, I think about the lessons they taught me and try to do my best.”
Paige & Simon
1st Grade Siblings
“My TPS teachers always are making me smarter by teaching me so many things every year. It makes me feel happy to be in their classroom. Mrs. Jackson, my first-grade teacher, always made jokes to make the class laugh. She made sure that every student was being kind and fair all of the time. She also taught me how to make a Jackson Salad! Get it? Because that’s her name!” – Simon
“My teachers are so kind and give me opportunities every day to do fun activities that I learn a lot from. I think they work really hard to make all of the activities and projects fun and hard. It’s definitely more difficult now that I’m in second grade. Not the kind of hard that isn’t fun. The kind of hard that makes your brain grow, and gets easier when you do it a lot.” – Paige