Upper Elementary students working on the trinomial cubing formula.
Coming Up
Mon 2/15 - 2/19
February Break (no classes)
Mon 2/22
classes resume*
Thacher News
Calendar Update

The February 22 professional day is now a regular, in-person school day due to the high amount of school closure we've experienced since our return from the December break. We look forward to welcoming the students back on campus.

A Note from the Assistant Head of School

Our friends at Princeton Montessori School will be hosting an engaging, enlightening, reaffirming evening of lecture and conversation with the award-winning author of 'The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching' on the value of a Montessori education. Find out what truly distinguishes the Montessori method from traditional education and how aligned Montessori philosophy is with the 21st-century skill-development of our future adults.

A fellow AMS School Accreditation Commissioner and colleague of mine, Princeton's Head of School has generously offered to open this webinar up to our Thacher families.

This is a free event held on Thursday, February 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP if interested.
Summer at Thacher

We are in the process of creating this year’s Summer Program. To support our working families, programming will only be open to all Thacher students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year. All programs are full-day.

Please fill out the following survey so that we can create a program best suited for your needs.

The program is scheduled to run from June 21-August 13. (Dates subject to change.)
Thacher Diversity Corner
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. We often learn about his accomplishments from our teachers in school, but we'd like to share a video about this great legend from a child's perspective—a child who calls himself Kid President.

Thacher Wellness Blog

How to Elevate Happiness and Well-being

There are numerous definitions and philosophies of what constitutes happiness and well-being. Although there is no universal consensus or definition of happiness, we can all agree that increasing happiness is a want and need of many. There have been extensive studies done on people worldwide, and the data is clear and comes to a similar conclusion.

Our happiness is more influenced by our own individual perspectives and decisions than our current circumstances. The data also found three recommendations to elevate one’s happiness and wellness regardless of your position or environment.


  1. Reach Out: Initiate and schedule “real-time” conversations or visits with loved ones or reconnect and just say hello.
  2. Practice compassion and empathy: Do for others. One act of kindness and generosity toward another is far more powerful than treating yourself.
  3. Find Gratitude: Give thanks to the blessings that you have. Find them in your daily life and actively express them through written words or verbally.

Well-being is not a beach you go and lie on.
It’s a sort of dynamic dance, and there’s movement in that all the time,
and actually, it’s the functionality of that movement
which actually is true levels of well-being.

~Nic Marks