We Are Tower.

Tower's Community of Learners Share their Experiences as Tower Students.

Hear from Timmy, a First-Grader.

This first-grader discusses student life at Tower, including what he looks forward to each day, and his experience with challenging school work. Timmy also announces his plans for the future.

Something that is really hard is math—but I really like math. It's my favorite thing to do in school.

Timmy

Hear from Maty, a Seventh-Grader.

This seventh-grader shares her experience joining Tower in middle school, opens up about courage and shares what she's looking forward to next at school. 

Recitation Day will take a lot of courage because we will be speaking in front of the whole school which will be a little nerve racking, but I'm very excited.

Maty

Hear from Parker, a Kindergartener.

This Kindergarten student shares how important her relationships with teachers and classmates are; provides a book recommendation; and reveals her aspirations for her future.

When I grow up I want to be a teacher and the President.

Parker

Hear from Anthony, an Eighth-Grader.

This eighth-grader describes himself as ambitious; he makes the most of the opportunities that Tower affords him to excel as a leader, to pursue his passion—and to use those to forge a path to his career.

My favorite after-school activity at Tower was playing soccer. I loved this because I felt like a leader and I helped people when they needed it.

Anthony

Hear from Nelly, a Second-Grader.

Nelly shares how she feels about her teachers and about being a student, before discussing her plans for her future.

I have a lot of imagination so I'd be a pretty good filmmaker. I'm really brave, so I think I probably could become president, and I am doing ballet class and I really like it, so I thought it would be fun to be a ballerina.

Nelly, on future opportunities

Hear from Lucy, a Sixth-Grader.

Lucy shares why science is her favorite subject and offers timeless advice to students embarking on something challenging. She also speaks about one of her favorite extracurricular clubs, Glee Club.

When you're learning something new, that's hard, [...] if you have the right mindset, then you can say, ‘I can do this. It'll be good—and if it's not good, it's ok. You can do it again and make it better.’

Lucy, speaking about embracing challenge

Hear from Julius, a Fifth-Grader.

Julius shares his appreciation for math and a good book, then turns to future aspirations as a pro athlete or an engineer with an interest in cars.

We both want to be professional soccer players, but if that doesn't work out for me, I'd like to go to engineering school and be an engineer.

Julius, on his brother's and his shared dream, as well as a good alternative plan

Hear from Katie, a First-Grader.

Katie reveals her excitement about the creative opportunities she has at Tower. As a creative person, she also looks forward to learning to code. Later, she opens up about trying something new, and how her success made her feel.

When I was getting up on the top of the monkey bars, I didn't really know how to get down. [...] I had to scoot forward and it made me really scared. I just tried to do it from the side—and it felt really good when I did it.

Katie, on trusting her abilities