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Message from the Head of School

Tuxedo Park School is a small school with a huge heart.  Students travel here from many regions in New York and New Jersey, in order to learn, play, and grow alongside some of the best friends they will have in their entire lives—and to work with a faculty and staff full of talent, enthusiasm, and care.

There is nothing ordinary about TPS.  We spend our days together in an unforgettable building:  a century-old architectural marvel, lovingly remade into a unique school.  We learn what it means to be kind, fair, and responsible—the three fundamental values of our community.  And when our students say farewell, their graduation takes place inside a walled garden on the grounds of the school that has nurtured and protected them, but also inspired them to become strong learners, citizens, and friends.  They go on to many of the finest secondary schools in our region and beyond.  Our graduates are well prepared, articulate, confident young women and men, ready for even greater challenges ahead.

Tuxedo Park School is a small elementary school.  This is the source of its strength.  Its focus is on the first years of education, a time when children love to learn.  

Every boy and girl is known and cherished here.  They all learn the importance of good character and respect for others who come from wonderfully diverse backgrounds and have widely differing personalities.  Every student joins the Green or the Gold team, a beloved school tradition that engages the children’s loyalty and makes them into friendly competitors.  They build strong habits of study, acquire knowledge in many fields, thrive as scientists, musicians, and artists, enjoy the beauty and power of language and mathematics, and enjoy a vigorous life in athletics, nature, and the wider world.  They are valued members of a nurturing community, which teaches them to become good citizens and joyful, sensitive friends.

Please come visit Tuxedo Park School and judge for yourself.  Since 1900 TPS has blended kindness, rigor, and fun in a way few schools can match.  Its traditions are rich, its students are happy, and their future is full of promise.

We hope to meet you and your children soon and show you in action the school that we love.

Stuart Johnson
Head of School