Tompkins Square Middle School
Tompkins Square Middle School serves a diverse community of 370 students in grades six through eight in NYC's East Village. TSMS is a community with high learning standards dedicated to fostering ethical, caring, self-reflecting and critical thinkers.
Founded in 2001 by a grassroots coalition of neighborhood parents and local educators, TSMS has grown into an award-winning NYC public school. Most recently, TSMS was named a Rising Star Middle School in the annual Blackboard Awards. TSMS is at its core a self-reflective community of students, parents, and educators.
What sets Tompkins Square Middle School apart? The diversity of its student body. The intelligence, warmth, and commitment of its staff. The interdisciplinary, hands-on, tech-savvy nature of its curriculum. The individualized attention that challenges and supports students at their own level. The community feel, strengthened by pervasive small-group Advisory sessions. Plus, the field trips and project simulations occurring throughout the year, culminating in an overnight trip for each grade level.
TSMS is a member of NYC's Community School District One.