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Scholar Life

The Tindley student experience has been carefully designed to instill in each of our students a scholar identity.

The old motto.....“College or Die.” These words, emblazoned on our hallway in giant letters, state in no uncertain terms our singular mission: To do whatever it takes to prepare each and every scholar for admittance into a highly selective college or university.

The new motto..... "College Is Power." We are a K-12, three school system and we believe that every single scholar who walks through our doors has the right to attend an accredited four-year university. Where you come from doesn't matter. Neither does the color of your skin. Or your past academic performance.

The Tindley Uniform. Tindley requires all scholars to adhere to a strict code of conduct, and it starts with the Tindley uniform. The uniform eliminates potential dress-related distractions while encouraging scholars to view themselves and their peers as scholars in pursuit of a noble goal.

Single-sex classes. Tindley first implemented single-sex classes in 2004. After observing how much more focused younger scholars were in a single-gender environment, grades 6-10 were segregated into single-sex classes. Now, even with mixed gender classes, we continue to see focused young scholars throughout their educational journey.

These measures were to make sure each scholar knows they are not just ordinary middle or high school scholars, but rather serious scholars destined for academic success.