Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission Statement: The mission of Tilden Preparatory School is to provide an engaging, accommodating and individualized learning environment in which students gain confidence in themselves as learners, face challenges, and achieve successes while mastering college preparatory course content.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of coursework at Tilden, students will be:

  • i. Academic Achievers who:
    • Are well-prepared to continue their education and achieve postsecondary goals
    • Have developed a growth mindset, enjoy success in their courses and produce quality work to their full potential
    • Use feedback and reflection to assess and improve their progress
    • Feel confident about themselves as learners
    ii. Effective communicators who:
    • Write and speak clearly
    • Are able to listen effectively and collaborate with others
    • Articulate their needs in a clear and respectful manner
    iii. Self-directed learners who:
    • Set and work towards personal goals
    • Are aware of their strengths and learning strategies that work best for them
    • Identify when they need assistance, develop self-advocacy skills to seek help, and use both to succeed in and outside of the classroom
    • Are able to handle challenges with resilience and ability to persevere towards their goals
    iv. Responsible members of the community who:
    • Show consideration and respect for others
    • Participate fully and responsibly both in their classes and in outside endeavors that are meaningful to them

    Academic self-worth is the basis of Tilden's program, and we consider this in all decisions made throughout the program.

“They say teaching is a noble profession and good teachers are invaluable in inspiring children that are our future. Tilden provides an invaluable service in our educational system for kids who need individualized attention.”
Tilden Parent