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Our Mission

The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in Nursery through Eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “let there be joy in learning.”

Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically, and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.

Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient, and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

Our Principles of Education

With the goal of every Town student realizing their potential as learners, citizens, and leaders, we aim for every student to regularly experience, across the program:

  1. Active, hands-on learning
  2. Critical, creative, and computational thinking
  3. Reflection, questioning, and discernment
  4. Productive struggle
  5. Risk-taking
  6. Choice, autonomy, and play
  7. Development of voice and self-advocacy
  8. Self-awareness, as a learner and community member
  9. Collaborative, equitable, and inclusive learning environments that foster multiple perspectives and an anti-racist consciousness
  10. All culminating in the joyful process of learning