Sustainability

Sustainability is not only a global issue but one that is an important part of a Thaden education.

At Thaden, our mission states that a well-balanced curriculum empowers students to think ethically, critically, and creatively about global issues and their local manifestations.

+90% of our food waste is composted and the remaining 10% is upcycled (meaning that is consumed by animals including humans)

+Through the use of a geothermal well system, we are reducing our release of carbon dioxide into the environment by 1,184 lbs/day

+Over 8,400 water bottles have been diverted from landfill to date by using our water filtration system

+ More than 200 trees have been planted on our West Campus thus far

+ Reclaimed materials and structures are woven into the fabric of the school; the historic home of Louise McPhetridge Thaden is just one example

+ Sustainable landscapes and corridors on campus create biodiversity on our campus and offer opportunities for students and teachers to appreciate and understand natural processes