Once you've been a part of the Tandem Friends community, you are always a part of the Tandem Friends community. Our alums are vital to the life of the school, and they feel welcome to return and reconnect. Alums show up for school events, plays, graduation, meeting for worship, and more. Alums frequently stop in for a chat with a favorite teacher. Some come back to coach Tandem Friends School teams. Many alums have returned as parents of Tandem Friends students, adding another generation to this connected community.

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50th Fridays

List of 5 news stories.

  • Yearlong 50th Celebration

    This 50th Friday, we're celebrating the end of our 50th year! Despite the challenges of COVID, Tandem continued to thrive, adapting teaching and learning methods as needed and figuring out new ways to reconfigure Tandem traditions. We celebrated our 50th all year, with many unique and interesting online events, including an entire October weekend of reconnecting with alums, past faculty, and even the Tandem ghosts. If you missed any of them, you can check out the video recordings on our 50th Anniversary website page - And please save the date of October 9, 2021 for one final 50th celebration on campus. We can't wait to gather our community on campus once more.
  • Spring Traditions Remain Despite COVID

    This 50th Friday, we're happy to report that not even COVID can eliminate some Tandem spring traditions - we have just learned to adapt. This week, our Upper Schoolers managed to hold a lovely outside Spring Fling event, carefully planned and executed by the Student Senate. Our seniors pulled off a Senior Skip Day and a Senior Prank Day, complete with some fun tricks that involved lots of yellow string everywhere and a giant slip and slide on the front lawn. You can't stop the spring energy and traditions at Tandem Friends! Got a great spring memory from your time at Tandem? 
  • More Fun Archive Photos

    As we get ready to graduate another class of amazing students, and as we enjoy another beautiful spring on our lovely campus, it's a great time for another blast from the past with photos shared by former teacher Letty Macdonald (era 1979-1987). Here are some more that showcase fun times at Tandem. Please share a story if you were there!
  • New Building Project on Campus

    Tandem moved to its lovely current location back in 1972 after two years in a small house near Pantops. There were plenty of minor modifications required to convert the former house and grounds into a school. A decade later, a Middle School was added and the white Middle School Building was constructed. In 1995, an ambitious physical plant expansion was undertaken that included the Community Hall, the Gym/Field House, and the Math Science building. Since then, things have stayed pretty much the same, aside from some additional acreage donated to bring our campus area up to 30 acres. We’re delighted to be well on the way to completing a covered pavilion space - our first new building project on campus in twenty years! The pavilion will be located directly behind the Community Hall building, accessible to the quad. It will include 1700 square feet of open dining/assembly area in addition to bathrooms and a small storage area. As shown in the architect’s depiction, it will be open on three sides with large garage-style doors to allow flow between the cafe and the quad and to maintain access to the outdoors and the feeling of community. (If you’ve eaten lunch on the Tandem campus, you might recall crowding around a few outdoor tables, or having to make a run for it to a building lobby or the Senior Lounge on a rainy day.) We've had lots of big earth-moving equipment on campus, and the foundation should be poured soon. When the pavilion is not used for lunch, it will provide a much-needed large gathering space for a division, grade, or class, and serve as a staging space for events like the community picnic and Mother’s Day Music Festival. This year we have learned the importance of having large and open spaces; with physical distancing still an important COVID mitigation, we expect the pavilion to be used as a large classroom as well. Keep up with pavilion construction progress--link in our bio.  Anyone have campus construction stories or photos to share? 
  • Appreciating our Teachers

    Over the past 50 years, Tandem has had some truly amazing teachers. Looking back at familiar faces, it is easy to see the profound impact each of them had on our lives and on our school. Today, you have the opportunity to show a special teacher how much you appreciate the role they played in your life. Send them a special note and make a gift to the Tandem Friends Fund in their honor. 

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