Werber: Tesseract School has returned to its roots

When I introduce myself as the new Head of Tesseract School in Paradise Valley, I hear Mark Twain’s words in the back of my mind “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Tesseract School is open and flourishing.  We are an Early Childhood through Eighth Grade independent school – having moved past the closure of our overextended high school.

Bruce Werber

Bruce Werber

We have returned to our roots of working with Early Childhood through Grade 8 students and have consolidated on one campus with a new board of trustees.  Our unique approach to education through Project-Based Learning and differentiated instruction is truly special within our community.

Our intentionally small class sizes allow for education that is individually paced using a variety of modalities.  We tailor instruction to meet individual needs and utilize Project-Based Learning where our students gain knowledge and skills by working in small groups and individually for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

Our classrooms are values based through Responsive Classroom and Living Values Education.  This approach to teaching and learning emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community where students learn to take risks and learn strategies of conflict resolution with their friends and adults.

Tesseract is committed to Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset.  We believe that most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point.  We work to create a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.  What’s most important is Tesseract school is where students love to come to learn every day.

We invite you to visit and see what great education is about in Paradise Valley. For more information visit http://tesseractschool.org.

Editor's Note: Mr. Werber is the Head of Tesseract School.

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