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Jubilee Celebration

What is a Jubilee?
Our Jubilee year is upon us! In the Old Testament (Leviticus 25), the Jubilee Year was a time of freedom and celebration. The Master’s School, founded in 1970, will be launching its Jubilee this fall, celebrating 50 years of what God has done on this campus through His people—the teaching, guidance, and relationships developed between all faculty, staff, students and families throughout these 50 years.

Our Jubilee Celebration will continue for 20 months following our Launch Event scheduled for this fall and conclude with Graduation 2021. The Jubilee committee has been busy planning events that will bring our community together to honor the rich history of The Master’s School. Over the next few months you will receive more details about the Jubilee Celebration and other upcoming events.

We are excited to announce that our Jubilee Launch Event is set for Saturday, October 12, 2019 here at The Master’s School. This event is open to our entire school community, both past and present. Please save the date, share with others, and plan to join us for this joyous event as we kick off our Jubilee season. Details about this event will be announced in August.

We hope you share in our excitement as we remember, reflect, and thank our Creator for 50 years of The Master’s School and look with anticipation to all He has planned for us in the years ahead.
As we embark on The Master's School Jubilee Celebration, let’s take a look at how it all began.  
In the fall of 1969, a group of people from Covenant Presbyterian Church formed a group called the "Center for Renewal”. The intent of this group was to establish several ministries to meet the needs of the community.  Among the ministries was to be a Christian School.  As months went on, it became clear that the Center for Renewal's only ministry whose time had come was a school.
Throughout the fall, winter, and spring of 1969-70, a group met in West Hartford at the home of Art and Ginny Miller and discussed the many aspects of starting a Christian school.  Should it be a denominational school? Should it accept only children from Christian homes? Should it be college preparatory? What type of curriculum should be used?
With all of these questions answered and a building and Headmaster in place, The Master’s School opened in September of 1970 with 52 students in kindergarten through grade 3 and grades 8 and 9.
We are excited to share and celebrate what God has done over the last 50 years through this school.  Below is a list of events that we have planned to bring our past and current community together as we celebrate our history.  We pray that you will join us over the next 20 months as we embark on this journey knowing “The Lord has done great things and we are filled with joy.” Psalms 126:3.
Is there a story or memory you would like to share with us as we prepare for this celebration? Send to jubilee@masterschool.org. We would love to hear from you!
50 Days of Prayer
We have launched our 50 Days of Prayer as we lead up to our Jubilee Launch on October 12. If you would like to join us in this daily guided prayer journey, please subscribe to the 50 Days of Prayer mailing list below. Subscribers will receive one brief email each of the 50 days with an item to pray for. Missed a day? Catch up on our 50 Days of Prayer.
Gear Up
Start the celebration early by ordering your Jubilee gear today! Jubilee logo/verse T-shirts and car magnets are available for pre-order now.
Order Jubilee Gear
Save the Date

Saturday, October 12, 2019
2 - 8 p.m. at The Master's School

All are invited to join us as we launch our Jubilee Celebration of 50 years of The Master's School! Details coming soon.


Jubilee Timeline

October 12, 2019 - Jubilee Launch Event
November 2019 - Alumni Thanksgiving Feast
December 2019 - Alumni Reconnect Event
January 2020 - Past & Present Board of Trustees Dinner
March 27, 2020 - Jubilee Gala
August 2020 - Back to School "TMS Birthday" Celebration
September 2020 - Golden Golf Classic
October 2020 - Jubilee Fall Festival
November 2020 - Alumni Thanksgiving Feast
March 2021 - Golden Gala
June 2021 - Class of 2021 Graduation (Jubilee Closing Event)
*Additional Jubilee Events TBD

Join In!

We are well underway with our Jubilee planning and we welcome you to join in our celebration! Besides attending Jubilee events, there are also many other ways you can help, such as prayer, sponsorship, research, planning, and volunteering at specific events. Please fill out the Join In the Jubilee form to indicate the areas in which you have an interest. We are grateful for your support of The Master's School!
Help us reconnect by making sure your contact info is current, and please encourage others to do so as well. We are looking for alumni, alumni parents, former TMS employees, friends, and more! Reconnect at www.masterschool.org/reconnect/.
Coming Soon
Keep an eye out for the following:
  • Jubilee Launch Event (October 12, 2019)