Tappan Middle School

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Student Attendence 994-2016 / Student Records: 994-2012

  • Student Information & Attendance:

    Attendance, all grades: 734-994-2016 - Ms. Pettigrew

    Records, all grades: 734-994-2012 - Ms. Wright

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Tappan School Announcements

  • DC Trip Registration

    Trip Registration begins Friday, October 18th and ends November 5th.  Register at: DC Trip Registration create an account using your email and password.
    To register for the trip use
    Registration code:  TMSGR8DC22


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  • Cyber safety

    Cyber Safety Presentation

    On Monday, October 21st, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Tappan Middle School will be hosting a Parent Cyber Safety Presentation being facilitated by the Washtenaw Area Council. The event will be located in the Tappan Middle School media center. We encourage parents to attend and learn more about the social media applications your children are using and ways to help keep them informed, safe, and protected while accessing their social media.
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  • When should I keep my child home?

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  • Order your 2019-2020 Tappan yearbook now! 

    Order now and save Money.  Prices go up on November 2nd, 2019

    Cost :$26.00

    $30 starting November 3rd-March 8th

    $35 starting March 9th

    Turn in a completed yearbook order form, along with cash or check, to your child's Advisory teacher or the office. 

    You may also order a yearbook online at www.yearbookforever.com using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal.  The website offers many additional options that are not required. To simply order the yearbook, just select Tappan Middle School, scroll down and select “JUST A YEARBOOK”.

      If you have questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact Erin Borges borgee@aaps.k12.mi.us

    Place your Yearbook order here 

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Tappan History

  • History of Tappan Middle School

    Our School was built in 1951 and named in honor of Mr. Henry Phillip Tappan, the first President of the University of Michigan (1852).  Henry Phillip Tappan was a Reverend, educator and philosopher.  Of strong conviction and personality, he found compromise difficult, if not impossible.  Dr. Tappan resigned from the University of Michigan in 1863.  He is known as a distinguished thinker and has authored several books.  Tappan Elementary School was built on East University Ave., Ann Arbor, in 1885.  It was sold to the University of Michigan in the 1920s and renamed East Hall.  Burns Park Elementary School built in 1925, was originally Tappan Junior High.  In 1951, Tappan moved from the Burns Park location and took its name with it.


     (Source:President as Poet: a Note on the Life of Henry Philip Tappan, Part 4 & http://davetgc.com/Ann_Arbor_School_History.html).



Tappan Calendar


  • Welcome to Tappan Middle School!

     Welcome to Tappan Middle School!  We are a school commUNITY that is dedicated to enriching the lives of our students.  We believe our students are capable of academic success.  The staff and faculty work diligently in an effort to provide a rigorous curriculum in a safe learning environment.

    The middle years can be fun and challenging for many students.  We pride ourselves in building authentic academic relationships with our students, while helping them to reach their greatest potential as they journey through their middle years.

    We pride ourselves in our diverse student population.  Students are ultimately enriching their own lives as they learn about and celebrate the differences in others.


    teach  Mission Statement:  

    The mission at Tappan is to come together to design a school community where everyone will have fun, love learning, want to excel, achieve to their potential, and care for each other. We will accomplish this mission in the following ways:

    • The Tappan community will work together to keep students challenged and excited about learning. All students will set challenging goals which they will achieve each year.  Students will be involved in decision-making at Tappan. 
    • The Tappan community will continuously engage in quality, timely, and effective communication and dialogue.
    • Tappan will be a secure community where people respect and care for each other and break down barriers that prevent progress towards high achievement for all students.


    Vision Statement:  

    Tappan Middle School will be a rigorous learning environment where there are high academic and behavioral expectations for all students, and where all students achieve at high levels under the facilitation of skilled, effective, culturally competent educators. 







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