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Community Building

Research has shown that social and emotional learning (SEL) is as important for long-term success—including college and career readiness—as academic gains, and that supporting students’ social and emotional development can produce significant gains in grades and test scores.

TES prioritizes the creation of a safe, positive and caring school community, while maintaining a continued emphasis on academic rigor. One of the many ways TES ensures a welcoming, encouraging and engaging climate across the school is through the schoolwide implementation of Responsive Classroom. Each member of the TES faculty and staff are trained in this evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective classroom management, and developmental awareness.

Staff and students alike encompass compassion, respect, and enthusiasm as we hone our strengths, talents, and confidence in order to achieve high standards, build character, and foster a culture of innovation.