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Tara Performing Arts High School
4180 19th St
Boulder CO 80304

Contact 303-440-4510 office@tarahighschool.org



  

Tara Performing Arts High School is committed to an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone; we extend the same rights and privileges to all prospective and current students. Tara does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status or other basis prohibited by law.

  

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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!

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Tara recognizes that the following are essential for healthy human development in the high school years:

  • • Student-student and student-teacher relationships
  • • Understanding and connecting to the world of modern human society
  • • Wide variety of experiences of art, culture, humanity, and nature.
As such, we intend to provide (and reinvent, when necessary) the full Tara experience, as much as possible within health and safety guidelines and requirements, during the 2020/21 school year. Our plans are continuously evolving, as information and conditions change, but generally include:
  • • Increased awareness of responsible health and safety procedures
  • • Adapting school spaces to allow physically-distanced grade levels (stable cohorts of students) on campus for academic and other classes (except in case of executive stay-at-home orders)
  • • Creative solutions to ongoing learning during potential campus closures, such as possible academic retreats, guided independent learning and workshops or online arts and practical skills electives
  • • Innovative approaches to festivals, performances, trips and experiential education so that we can continue to fulfill Tara’s vision while meeting safety requirements
Please see the 6/24 community meeting slide deck for more details about Tara’s current plans for 2020/21. And check out the distance learning page to read about Tara’s innovative approach to teaching last spring!