Message from our Head of School
Welcome to the Tidewater School. I have had the privilege to be at Tidewater as the parent of two graduates, a teacher of the Primary classes, and now as Head of School. For me, it has been a place where strong academic programs, friendship, and a certain immeasurable magic coexist within a warm, nurturing atmosphere.
Tidewater students grow to be independent, empathic, curious, and capable. You need only look at the alumni section of our website to get a sense of the amazing and diverse paths they take when they get older. Their intellectual passions are encouraged in a learning environment that is both stimulating and challenging. Our students learn to ask questions and take chances.
As a staff, we know each student as an individual, which allows us to be supportive and encouraging in a way that is very satisfying on a personal level. Each teacher finds inspiration in the wonder that children show each day. We also try to make sure that parents, siblings, and even grandparents feel connected to the school. This creates a feeling of community and trust that is important to our mission.
Our little school, with its white picket fence and bright turquoise door, has been a second home to our students since 1986. Please take some time to explore our website and then come and see us in person. We look forward to hosting you.
Head of School