TEMPO was founded on the principle that parents have both a right and a duty to take responsibility for their children’s education. TEMPO thus expects parents to be active partners of the school, especially in the early years, in the critical task of education. Since 1963, TEMPO School has provided a superior academic education based on traditional teaching methods. TEMPO’s curriculum emphasizes literacy and numeracy. The curriculum includes English grammar and literature, French, Latin, geography, history, mathematics, and sciences. TEMPO focuses on instilling in students habits of diligence, perseverance and civility. Classes are small, tuition is affordable, and the teaching staff exceptional. The admission process begins with an initial placement examination for grades one through twelve and interviews for kindergarten. School hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. The school year runs from September to mid-June.