As an independent school, Tessa International School is putting in place a Board whose activities follow the  ‘good practice’ guidelines set by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools). Board members volunteer their time to Tessa. They are not compensated and do not derive any financial benefit.


One of the most important missions of Tessa International School’s Board is to be the guardian of the School’s mission.

In addition, the board supports formal strategic planning, oversees the School’s operations, stewards the school’s resources, and looks after the institution’s financial stability. It approves operating budgets, ensures the preserva­tion of capital assets, and actively helps raise money for the specific school needs.

The board works in tandem with the Head of school while focusing on its primary work on long-range and strategic issues.

Board service requires a significant commitment to the school and its welfare, observance of the highest ethical standards and principles of fiscal integrity, and a readiness to explore challenges and gain consensus with fellow trustees.


The Board of Trustees is composed of a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum of 8 voting members. The Head of School is a non-voting member. 

The Consul General of France in New York and the Cultural Attaché are invited to Board meetings, where they can serve as non-voting Observers. The Board of Trustees generally meets quarterly and has several standing committees which meet regularly and report to the Board. Its working committees meet regularly, and then share their work, conclusions or recommendations during the meetings. The Board produces minutes, which are archived.

Tessa International School

Office: (201) 755-5585 | Location: 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030