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Head of School Weekly Email: Join Us for Campus Events

Dear TA Families,

Kudos to students and staff for their Mountain Day hikes yesterday, embracing the chilly winds and accepting the adaptive plans to solve transportation issues and other logistical challenges. Every grade got off of Thetford Hill this year and headed out to one of the mountains we gaze at daily from our library windows. We will compile and share photos next week.

Join us on campus today and next Saturday! TA is hosting homecoming games, with the two boys soccer teams, JV and Varsity, taking on North Country; both games at 10am. The Girls Varsity plays at 12:30pm against Harwood. The Class of 2023 will be running the concession stand today. Stay warm with good food, help the seniors with their fundraising, support our panther athletes, and enjoy a beautiful fall day at TA!

On a more serious, but still celebratory note, our community will gather this afternoon to remember Coach Eric Ward. Hosted by Coach Ward’s family and open to all, the Celebration of Life event will take place this afternoon at 4:30pm in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. Read more about Coach Ward, a memorial fund in his honor, and today’s event.

Next Saturday, TA will host the 31st Woods Trail Cross-Country Run. Come out to cheer on our runners and athletes from all over New England, see neighbors and friends, and volunteer if you are able. Be a part of this three-decade tradition on October 1! (For more details and to sign up to volunteer:

Best of luck to our high school runners, who are off to a big invitational race at Manchester High School today!


Carrie Brennan, Head of School



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We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


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