A positive school environment is a product of collective effort!
The positive school environment at TAS enhances motivation, increases educational aspirations and improves attendance and retention
“I’m lucky. My principal puts me out front in the morning to kind of be at the gate, so not only do I see the children coming in, I can see the ones who are in tears, just had a fight with mom or having a bad day because the dog died or something. I also see the new parents coming in and that’s my chance to get to meet them.”
“Academics are critical, obviously, and a great education is crucial, but fostering the other sides of the child—the social side and the communication side— builds life skills. It is the place of the family to take care of that to a large extent, but having that reinforced at school is a huge advantage.”
“We try to model in our relationships with one another, adult to adult, what we hope to see child to child. Our children set their own standards of behavior in the classroom, and we as a staff have set norms for our interactions with one another. We want the environment to be positive and healthy for the children—and it’s only going to be that way if it’s positive and healthy for the adults.”