Head of School Welcome
Welcome to TMS. I'm thankful for your interest in our School; it is a community we love and in which we believe our students thrive.
Choosing a school for your child is a centrally important decision. At its best, a school will provide a landscape and “family” from which your child can fall in love with learning and establish friendships that sustain them for a lifetime. A great school immerses children in a culture where they develop a strong sense of who they are and an understanding that engagement in their community is the true measure of goodness.
By intention, TMS cultivates our students’ desire to pursue personal excellence in their areas of passion. Equally, we value goodness, particularly a commitment to practical engagement that benefits one’s own community; however you choose to describe community. This combination of excellence and goodness creates a palpable yearning in our students, not for mere success, but rather to stretch for significance and impact on behalf of others. It is beautiful and humbling to see.
I Am Known is a central tenet of TMS. This phrase seeks to capture an aspirational truth about education that is dear to us: only when a child is deeply and individually known within a teacher-student relationship can a child navigate their own unique journey towards personal excellence both in terms of the development of their character and their learning.
The combination of our Montessori start and IB finish provides a unique framework for learning. Our Lower School creates a landscape of exploration, extension and independence through which self-confidence, joy in learning and care for community are nurtured. Our Upper School then embraces this child of wonder and engages them in a learning experience that leads to new levels of excellence and compassion for the world.
Our graduates attend top programs at top universities and are proactive about improving the communities in which they live and learn. They go on to successful careers and live their lives as considerate citizens. From the base of feeling known and genuinely cared for in their youngest years, they grow into adults who take for granted that they should excel in whatever they pursue and be passionately engaged whilst they do so.
But don't take my word for it. Finding the right school for your child is too important. Words on a website can't be enough. You have to come by and see and feel it for yourself. We'd love to host you, introduce ourselves and show you the depth of who we are and the place within which your child can say I Am Known.
David Young is an educator who sees the role of a school to be pivotal in nurturing excellence and goodness, believing that the combination of both drives students to want to be significant; to make an impact that positively affects their community.