On Thursday, September 9th, Tuxedo Park School once again reopened our doors to in-person learning. Although this is the 3rd school year educating through a pandemic, campus life continues to embody the extraordinary elements that make TPS such a special place to thrive. We are grateful to have our children safely back in Blairhame.
Tuxedo Park school has been offering an outstanding education to young children for 122 years, yet the start of each year still brings a sense of anticipation as students joyously meet friends and faculty after a long summer vacation.
This first day of school was particularly exciting as many students first met Stuart Johnson, the 13th head of Tuxedo Park School. Mr. Johnson didn’t waste any time getting to know the children. Despite our masks, he connected on eye level with each child and greeted them with an elbow bump, which they reciprocated with smiles.
Shortly after students settled into their classrooms, the entire school convened in the Middle School Gym for the Annual Start-of-School Assembly. Mr. Johnson welcomed our 28 new students, inducted them onto their Green or Gold team, and rang the bell—a long-standing TPS tradition symbolizing the start of a new academic year. Even the students who aren’t quite old enough to be inducted, sat wide-eyed watching the excitement unfold. The liveliness in the room was palpable, and it was just the kind of warm TPS welcome we hoped we could give to our new students. We are looking forward to another unforgettable year, filled with scholarship, camaraderie, and Green and Gold spirit! We are grateful for our strong social fabric and a sense of joy back on campus!