Thaden School to occupy Crystal Bridges for first month


Photographs by Spencer Tirey

Thaden School seventh-grader Maeve Hints (from right) talks with other seventh-graders, Alora Asuquo and Elizabeth Whalen during an orientation Friday in a room at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Thaden School, a new independent school opening Monday, is using Crystal Bridges for the first five weeks of the school year as temporary buildings are being set up on its regular campus in downtown Bentonville. The school will open with 45 students in grades seven and nine.

BENTONVILLE -- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art regularly entertains visits from students on field trips, but a new private school will occupy the museum full-time for its first month of operation.


The Thaden School offers an indexed tuition rate ranging from $500 to $24,800 per year depending on each family’s resources. It’s designed to make the school affordable to families from a variety of economic backgrounds.

Source: Staff report

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