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About Us

Thoreau Demonstration Academy is a body-brain compatible learning environment that utilizes many research-based Best Practices including Tribes, Highly Effective Teaching (H.E.T.), MicroSociety, school uniforms, and an extended school day. Our student-teacher ratio creates a personalized teaching-learning environment where every student is valued and encouraged to perform at their personal best.

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Student leader looks on thoughtfully during Thoreau's Civil War reenactment

Our mission at Thoreau is to provide a working facility where secondary teachers, administrators, and parents can observe how researched-based best practices are implemented for the benefit of all students. It is our desire to develop literate, competent, responsible citizens, and foster a lifelong love for learning in them.  

Furthermore, the purpose of Thoreau Demonstration Academy is to create a body-brain compatible learning environment for students and adults, where every child is nurtured to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. 



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Thoreau Demonstration Academy
7370 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74113




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Thoreau is honored to have been presented with the following awards:
  • 3 Star MicroSociety Status in 2017
  • George Award for outstanding MicroSociety student venture (OZSE Stock Exchange) in 2014
  • MicroSociety Magnet Showcase School in 2009-2010