(February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)
Marian Anderson was the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955.
We strive to prepare every student for college success by analyzing each individual student's progress and providing focused, rigorous instruction every day, every lesson, all day without exception.
We believe each child can and will succeed; we continually examine our practice and honor our school community by acting with integrity.
Thanks to the support of Tulsans in our 2015 bond campaign, Anderson went through a full renovation in the summer of 2018. From new floors to smart boards, including a renovated library, these improvements have energized the students and staff.
Technology has been an integral part of our classrooms, and we have an 1:1 student to device ratio. The prevalence of laptops in the classroom and individualized, personalized learning gives students time to read on their own, building strong reading skills throughout the school year. The result is students that are performing at or above grade level, and that gives them the confidence to carry their successes into other areas throughout the year.
Enriched learning experiences
Students at Anderson have the opportunity to participate in the Masterwork Academy for music, visual art, and ballet and the L.I.F.E. After School Program at the Tulsa Dream Center for other enrichment activities, including reading and STEM. We also have a full-time art teacher who utilizes project and skills-based learning. Students are encouraged to pay close attention to detail and stay focused until they are finished. Students are provided examples to get them started and encouraged to add their own ideas. Through drawing, painting, and craft projects, students learn about color, texture, shape, and composition, as well as kindness, teamwork, resilience, and collaboration.
Grounded in restorative practices
Anderson gives students opportunities to develop their social-emotional skill and learn how to self-regulate by providing quiet rooms where students can reflect and refocus in times of stress. Our team offers support to help students learn how to navigate challenging situations in a productive way. This alternative maximizes learning time for all students and builds a strong school culture.
Our students can achieve
Anderson strives to prepare every student for college success by analyzing each individual student's progress and providing focused, rigorous instruction every day, every lesson, all day without exception.
Hello! My name is Andrea Parks, and I have been assistant principal at Anderson since 2019. Before getting my certification as an administrator (from University of Oklahoma - Tulsa) I taught for seven years in Union Public Schools and 7 years at Riverfield Country Day school. I graduated in 2004, from Oklahoma State University, with a B. S. in Elementary Education with additional endorsements in Early Childhood and Middle Level Science.