The Jones-Gordon School seeks Paradise Valley digs

A school for high-potential students is looking to move into the Town of Paradise Valley, after Tesseract School on Doubletree Ranch Road, announced its move to Phoenix. The Jones-Gordon School has begun the municipal process to amend the special use permit for the Tesseract School site, 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road. The Paradise Valley Planning Commission discussed a minor SUP amendment request for the school change during a June 6 study session.

Tesseract School to host spring raffle to raise funds for scholarships, local charity

Tesseract School at 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley announced Wednesday, March 15 the launch of its spring raffle Jewel in the Desert — Spring Event with the final prize drawings slated for May 12. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Tesseract Scholarship and School Support funds as well as […]

Tesseract School participates in ‘Global Play Day’

Tesseract School students enjoyed a special day in February celebrating the value of unstructured play in growth and development called Global School Play Day 2017. Young students participated in a morning full of rich language, cooperation, problem solving and imagination, according to a press release. Kindergarteners were joined by their book buddies who teamed up to use their imagination while playing with non-traditional items such as buckets, brooms and tarps where they formed a human-sized spider web.

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.

8th graders share their once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rican experience

A group of students from Tesseract School in Paradise Valley recently took a trip to Costa Rica. Eighth graders Abigail and Jordan shared their experience with the Independent:

Tesseract School introduces new Head of School

Tesseract School in Paradise Valley brings on new Head of School, Bruce Werber, who will now be responsible for the administration of the school and overseeing the teaching staff. Mr. Werber recently moved to the Valley from the San Francisco Bay area where he has served as the Assistant Head of School for the prestigious and high-performing Brandeis School of San Francisco for the last eight years.

Tesseract School hosts Gallery Night: A Legato of Creativity

Tesseract School in Paradise Valley held their annual gallery night, where the community is invited to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There was an outdoor art gallery which features two works from every student in the school. The students choose the work themselves based on what they feel most proud and excited to share, according to a press release. There was a collaborative art center where students, parents, teachers and guests could paint a small triangular paper that will become a part of a large work of art hanging in our auditorium.

Girls volleyball team is victor in first 5 matches

The newly formed intramural volleyball team at Paradise Valley’s Tesseract School is off to a great start with a 5-0 record. This year, Tesseract PE teacher Cady Majarah started a volleyball team for second-fifth grades, according to a press release. Normally in the fall, volleyball is offered to the middle school students at Tesseract.

Paradise Valley students host special March Madness Dads Day

Tesseract School students invited their father’s to a special afternoon of basketball and grilling food during the annual Dad’s Day BBQ. The theme this year was “March Madness,” with the upcoming NCAA tournament right around the corner. The dads and students in the Early Childhood program enjoyed a backyard BBQ completed with one-on-one basketball games and steel drum music.

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

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.