Tang Institute

Since its founding in 2014, the Tang Institute has supported the interconnected learning experiences of Andover students and extended that learning out into the world. Today, because of Knowledge & Goodness donors, the Tang has broadened its considerable reach and bolstered its pursuit of innovation.

  • The landmark renovation of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library provided the Tang Institute with a versatile and prominent home in one of the school’s most treasured spaces.
  • During the campaign, the Tang sponsored more than 55 faculty fellows, who developed projects promoting student learning, new pedagogical approaches, and a commitment to inclusivity and belonging.
  • The Workshop, the Tang Institute’s interdisciplinary, project-based course that reimagines what school can be, launched in 2020. Since then, 78 seniors have participated, with the first offshoot, Workshop 10, offering 30 lowers the chance to pursue sustained collaborative learning across their courses.
  • The institute continued to strengthen educational partnerships with other leading organizations, including Opportunity Insights at Harvard University and the Klingenstein Center of Columbia University’s Teachers College.
  • The first Tatelbaum Visiting Scholar in Ethics and Creating was hired, with the faculty member teaching courses and joining Tang Fellows in the ethi{CS} project to develop course materials for teachers nationwide.

The benefits of being a Tang Fellow? I was given an unprecedented opportunity to identify new ways to engage with students and granted the time to deeply explore what it means to be a teacher in a classroom today.

Nick Zufelt Instructor, Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science