Frequently Asked Questions

What is the daily schedule?

Grade LevelSchedule
PreK Full Day8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
PreK Morning Session8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PreK Afternoon Session12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
K-58:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
6-88:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
9-127:55 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Is after-care available?

As we are definitively an educational institutional, we do not offer after-care. If your child desires further instruction, The Meadows After-School ProgramS (MAPS) is designed to give Lower School student opportunities for high-quality enrichment in the School's diverse arts, athletics, and academic programs. MAPS courses vary from year-to-year and are offered on a semester basis.

How large are classes? What type of personal attention do you provide?

Our total enrollment across campus is just under 900 students. PreK classes have no more than 18 students, K-8 classes are capped at 20, and Upper School students are capped at 18. Lower and Middle Schools have 60 students per grade, while the Upper School grades max out at 75. Our student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and all Middle and Upper School students are assigned an advisor. Advisors help students both socially and behaviorally while serving as their advocate, encouraging communication between students, teachers, and parents, and ensuring they never feel lost.

Do you have a library?

The Meadows School has two libraries on campus: The Beginning/Lower School Library and the Middle/Upper School Social Learning Common. The Beginning/Lower School Library has an extensive collection of books and periodicals that support the curriculum and academic work students are learning in class. The Middle/Upper School Social Learning Common features a quiet room, Makerspace, flat screen televisions with closed captioning, and eBooks.

Where do students eat lunch?

All divisions have their own Common area for dining. Students may bring lunch from home, or enjoy a hot lunch from Sage Dining, our food service provider. For Beginning School students, lunch is provided daily. Lower School parents must pay for lunch service by the quarter, while Middle and Upper School students have the convenience of selecting from a variety of options in the Richard K.C. Lee Corral, our dining commissary.

Is there a uniform or dress code?

Beginning School students follow a general dress code of navy and white clothing. Lower, Middle, and Upper School students have a traditional uniform that can be purchased from Dennis Uniform or through the School's Used Uniform Room. Middle and Upper School students may wear spirit dress on Fridays, with may items available for purchase through the School's online Spirit Store.

How does the School communicate with parents and students?

Our online parent communication portal, myMEADOWS, is a one-stop shop for student grades, assignments, calendars, volunteer opportunities, forms, and all things TMS. All parents and students receive a unique user identification that will allow them to view announcements and updates as often as they wish. In addition, the School also sends an online Weekly Memo, remind texts, a monthly newsletter, and a biannual magazine to all parents.

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