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    Mission

    To cultivate a joy
    of lifelong learning
    through transformative
    intellectual, social & emotional growth.

    Our Values

    Community
    Respect
    Inclusiveness
    Authenticity
    Knowing & Being Known
    Eco-literacy
    Joy & Play

    Portrait of a TCS Graduate

    A Touchstone graduate:

    • Thinks critically and thoughtfully
    • Is a playful and creative problem solver
    • Has an internal drive to learn, to care, and to grow
    • Appreciates, understands, and respects differences
    • Has developed a sense of “I am someone” to advocate for themselves and others
    • Has the strength of character to make affirming choices for the rest of their lives
    • Carries the skills and vision for helping to create inclusive, authentic, safe communities
    • Understands the relationship between physical and emotional well-being
    • Sustains an understanding of the interconnectedness of people and the environment
    • Knows how to grow their own food

     

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    Touchstone Community School admits qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or family composition to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic and other policies and programs.

    What Does Diversity Mean at Touchstone?

    At Touchstone, we are committed to building a community that values and embraces diversity, including culture, race, ethnicity, family structure, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and socio-economic status. We create intentional structures in our curriculum and school culture that foster multiculturalism, multiple perspectives, and equity and justice. We affirm both our commonalities and our differences, engage in open dialogue, and strive to balance individuality and community. We actively seek students, faculty, families and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.  Embracing diversity and inclusiveness makes us a stronger and wiser community.

    “We learn to do by doing.”

    John Dewey