Happy Birthday, Tru!

Ten Years Strong

2021 is Tru’s 10th birthday! We want all our members and friends past and present to join us in celebrating this milestone. Please save the date on your calendar for our tenth birthday party on June — we’ll share more details with you about this virtual event in the weeks and months to come.

From the day children first walked into our home classroom, the vision has always been the same: give children a place that speaks directly to them about things full of meaning. This is what transformative learning does. Children’s eyes shine as they remember the groundbreaking performances, the full-bodied role playing games, and the explorations of their local community. The freshness and richness of these experiences form a desire to meet life with enthusiasm.

Whether you once played a role in our community or simply appreciated it from a distance, we welcome you back with gratitude for all that has made Tru a success!

A Timeline of Transformation

The Children’s School of Art and Science is founded in the Mountain View home of Theodore and Julia Timpson.

The first production of Science on Stage is performed.

The school moves to its current beautiful location in the heart of Palo Alto.

A unique new name is adopted for the school, suggesting authenticity, courage, and depth: Tru.

In its first benefit theater performance, Tru supports the Sierra Club in portraying the lives of Rachel Carson and John Muir.

Tru is accepted for membership in the California Association of Independent Schools.

Why Trū

Learning takes many forms

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A Message From Our Head

Theodore Timpson

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