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 a classical model. Tempo’s curriculum emphasizes literacy and numeracy. The curriculum includes English grammar and literature, French, Latin, geography, history, mathematics and science. Tempo is especially concerned to instill in students habits of diligence, perseverance and civility. Classes are small (fewer than 21 per class), tuition is affordable, and the teaching staff exceptional. The admission process is begun by an initial placement examination and interview. School hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. The school year runs from September to mid-June.