About Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools - Elementary
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The Tuscaloosa Magnet School (TMSE) is recognized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School as well as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon school. An academic magnet school, the Tuscaloosa Magnet School delivers a project-based curriculum to students in grades one through five from each of the other 12 elementary programs in the system. In addition to a rigorous academic program, students are engaged in school-wide enrichment with opportunities to experience service learning, interest-based clubs, foreign language instruction, the fine arts and an award-winning physical education program.
The Tuscaloosa Magnet School delivers instruction to 300 children from all 12 elementary programs. Diversity is a strength at TMSE with over 50 nationalities represented in our student population and a variety of races, ethnicities, languages, beliefs and backgrounds.
TMSE is the only elementary school in the system that offers foreign language instruction. Students in all grades attend Spanish classes twice weekly where they learn to read, write and speak Spanish through a hands-on model called Total Physical Response.
TMSE loves its community partners! Through a weekly community partnership program, students in all grades are exposed to myriad opportunities for learning topics based on student interest. Some partnership student favorites include yoga, anthropology, chess, creative writing and more.
As a major component to IB, TMSE students go beyond classroom learning by taking action in their community. With classroom-initiated projects throughout the year as well as opportunities for student-initiated action, students are consistently encouraged to become compassionate, globally-minded learners.
Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools - Elementary
315 McFarland Blvd. East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
The Tuscaloosa Magnet School opened in 2009.
TMSE is authorized as an IB World School.
TMSE was awarded the National Blue Ribbon in 2014.
TMSE implements a schoolwide enrichment program.