SOURCE: Tesseract School

Tesseract School, a private school in Arizona

November 24, 2009 12:41 ET

Tesseract School Offers High School Merit Scholarships

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Tesseract School, a private school in Scottsdale, Arizona, is offering four-year high school merit scholarships for students who have demonstrated considerable academic potential in middle school.

"The Tesseract High School Merit Scholarship Program is designed to honor and reward academically talented students who seek opportunities for leadership, intellectual stimulation and personal development in high school," said Nigel Taplin, Tesseract's head of school.

Through this program, Tesseract School is able to provide four-year scholarship awards for up to 50 percent of tuition for students who have maintained excellent grades throughout middle school. To retain the scholarship throughout high school, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, something Taplin is confident scholarship recipients will be able to achieve.

"During my 30-plus years as an educator and administrator, I've found that education is all about connecting with students," Taplin said. "With outstanding educators and our innovative, student-centered curriculum we keep students engaged in learning and invested in their education."

In addition to the High School Merit Scholarship, Tesseract offers need-based financial aid. Scholarship recipients are also eligible to apply for these awards to help offset additional educational costs.

Potential candidates for Tesseract's High School Merit Scholarship Program should contact Scott Salk, Tesseract's director of admissions, at 480.991.1770 or ssalk@tesseractschool.org for further details.

About Tesseract:

A leader in education in the Valley, Tesseract School, a private school in Scottsdale, prepares students to excel in college and beyond, lead lives of purpose, and become ethical and compassionate citizens with a global perspective. Tesseract's innovative educational approach engages students in learning, enabling them to master the basics and become critical thinkers. As a non-profit, independent private school for students in preschool through grade 12, resources are directed to recruit and retain outstanding educators and continually enhance the school's two campuses in Phoenix and Paradise Valley. For information, visit http://www.tesseractschool.org or call 480.991.1770.