Dear Members of the TJ Family,
Dear TJ Community,
My family became part of the TJ community sixteen years ago when my son enrolled as a seventh grader. We chose TJ for its academic excellence and commitment to a classical education. We chose it for the faculty who knew each student and were committed to helping each student master not just the subject matter, but the art of learning and critical thinking. We chose it for the purposeful size and diversity of the community. As a former parent, I look back with gratitude.
As Trustees we look forward. Our focus is on upholding the school’s mission, supporting those charged with carrying out the mission on a day-to-day basis and ensuring TJ’s financial sustainability.
In the 2020/2021 school year, this means we support the amazing faculty and staff as they respond to the challenges of the pandemic and continue to provide an educational experience true to the TJ mission to students present on campus and those learning remotely from around the world. We also look to the opportunities for the future that result from rising to the challenges of the present. We support the efforts to use what we learn during the current crisis to enhance the TJ educational experience and to build TJ’s reputation as a leader in the field.
We also work to secure the future of the school through the TJ Resilience campaign, strengthening connections with the community and reinforcing the financial stability that will ensure TJ continues to offer its special form of a classical education and to send students into the world to lift it up with beauty and intellect for many years to come. The world would certainly be a poorer place with it!
President, Board of Trustees