Field Day offers a fun, interactive day for all at Tesseract School

Coach Cady (rainbow cape) giving instructions to the kindergartners before the grade level relay races. (submitted photo)

Coach Cady (rainbow cape) giving instructions to the kindergartners before the grade level relay races. (submitted photo)

Tesseract School held their annual field day on Feb. 26 which incorporated students from its Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School programs.

This year’s event featured a new course design created by PE Coach Cady Maharaj. The redesigned field was interactive, engaging, collaborative and most of all, fun.

Each of Tesseract’s grade levels, from the 2-year-olds through eighth grade, participated in physical activities that students have been working on during PE from running, balancing, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, sportsmanship, and even a dance or two that students eagerly joined in during their breaks, according to a press release.

“Those kids burned more calories than any field day in the 23 years we’ve been Tesseract parents,” stated parent Toni Harrison in the release. “I saw more smiling, effort and encouragement than I ever have before. Even the kids who aren’t naturally athletic had a great time and felt good about themselves.”

Demonstrating collaboration, encouragement and excitement, all while keeping active, are the key components of Tesseract’s Field Day.

One of the aspects of this years event — and something very unique about Tesseract — was the support each grade level showed toward each other, the release stated. Middle schoolers were rooting on the Lower School students as they ran by on their relays and the entire school cheered on the 2-, 3-, 4- year olds as they performed their own dance in front of everyone.

Students, parents, and faculty all commented on how field day was interactive and engaging for all participants. While students competed against each other in their events, all you heard were the encouraging words as students cheered on their peers!

“My favorite comment came from a 1st grader who said ‘Everybody won! It was so much fun,’” stated Extended Day Coordinator Ashley Cunningham in the release.

Tesseract School is a not for profit private school located at 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley. For more information, contact the school at 480-991-1770, or visit the website at

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