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Tara Performing Arts High School

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9-12 Independent Education




Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
General population
Immigrants, Newcomers, Refuges
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent


A high school like no other, Tara offers an engaging Waldorf curriculum, world travel, and compelling theatre. At the heart of our vision is the belief that deep work in the performing arts inspires an all-encompassing love of learning. Further kindled by the passion and expertise of our faculty and direct experience of culture and history through travel, this enthusiasm leads to academic excellence. Our outstanding productions are collaborative rather than competitive. And the spirit of ensemble - commitment to each other, the school, the community, and the world - is embodied in our substance policy and honor code and permeates every aspect of our program. Profound thinkers and compassionate human beings, our graduates lead extraordinary lives in fields ranging from astrophysics to education and from environmental law to theatre.
Tara: A high school for those who do not wish to remain anonymous!


Evidence of Program's Success

"I left Tara with a voracious hunger for knowledge and its application. To this day I find myself seeking meaning, connection, and understanding in every aspect of my life."
Alumna, Class of 2005

"I came to Tara as a boarding student because of some vague feeling that told me I had found something special. I stayed because it was beyond my wildest dreams of what a school could be. The community welcomed me with open arms and became my family, as I was so far away from my own. Tara has taught me to engage with the world and take responsibility for my learning. It nurtures my creativity, challenges my mind, expands my heart, and strengthens my ideals every day. Most importantly, it has allowed me to discover myself and has given me the tools to mold myself into the person I hope to be." - Twelfth Grade Student

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