Tappan Middle School

Ann Arbor Public Schools

All 6th & 7th A-L Student Office: 994-2012 / All 8th & 7th Student Office M-Z: 994-2016

  • Student Information & Attendance:

    Grade 6 & 7th A-L:  Call 734-994-2012 - Ms. Price

    Grade 8 & 7th M-Z: Call 734-994-2016 - Ms. McClelland

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Tappan School Announcements

  • Reminder to parents of rising 7th graders:

    To start school in the fall, your 7th grader will need proof of immunizations (or a waiver from @wcpublichealth). Turn in your records to the school office in August to ensure a smooth start to 2019-2020. Learn more: a2schools.org/immunize @A2schools #VaccinesWork

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  • Curriculum Night:


    Thursday, September 12, 6pm – 8pm

    Tappan parents are invited to attend Tapoan’s Curriculum Night on September 12, 2019, 6:00-8:00 PM.  At this event, parents are encouraged to visit classes, ask questions, and meet teachers, staff, & administration. If you do not have a copy of your child's schedule, Curriculum Night Schedule can be completed and brought with you to Curriculum Night.  Teachers will review course curriculum, grade-level content expectations, and answer questions. 

    Thanks for patterning with us in your child’s education.  We hope to see you there! 
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  • When should I keep my child home?

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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. 







6th Grade

  • 6th Grade Information:

    Rising 7th Grade (current 6th):


    Reminder to parents of rising 7th graders: to start school in the fall, your 7th grader will need proof of immunizations (or a waiver from @wcpublichealth). Turn in your records to the school office in August to ensure a smooth start to 2019-2020. Learn more: a2schools.org/immunize @A2schools #VaccinesWork



    Bell Schedule


    Parent Student Orientation 2019-20  March 20th 6:00 PM

    If you were not able to attend, here is a Google Presentation that was presented that evening:

    Google Presentation


    Locker Anxiety?

    Here is a video that explains how to open locks similar to what you will find on your locker.

    How to open locks

     Here is something you can print out and put in your planner as a reminder:

    How to open locks