TARPESTI - school with I-VIII classes

short historical // structure
The Târpești village
In the north-east of the county of Neamt, south-east of Tg. Neamt, there is Petricani, in the valley of Neamt, crossed by the river Topolita. The geographic coordinates give a more precise location: 47° 7' northern latitude, 26° 37' eastern longitude.
The documentary testimony of Târpești is dated much later compared to the other villages in Petricani, but the roots of the settlement are much older (4-3 millennium BC - Neolithic cultures).
People say that the first name of the village was Bodăiești. It included 30-40 households in the area known today as "Țarna Mare" in "Bodai’s ravine". In the late 16th century, a group of people from Ardeal, led by Târpea, brought their sheep and settled in the area. Later on, the three sons of Târpea each settled in a different part of the village constituting thus a community that was going to bear the name of Târpești. The first documentary testimony appeared in 1586, April 17, when the ruler Peter the Limp appointed Pavel the chief of Târpești, which he granted Pavel with in exchange for Savesti, another village transferred under the administration of the Probota monastery.

More testimony about the old history of the village can by seen in the collections of „Popa museum”.
The school
The actual construction of the school was built in 1964. From 1959 to 1963, the school had seven obligatory classes (for children between 7 -14 years old), beginning with 1964 it passing to obligatory of eight classes (for children between 7 -15 years old). In present the school has the same structure with four primary classes (I-IV / children between 7 -11 years old), four gymnasium classes (V-VIII / children between 11 -15 years old) and two groups with children between 4 -5 and 6-7 years old.
Number of children:
- preprimary groups >> 40 children
- primary classes (I-IV) >> 84 children
- gymnasium classes (V-VIII) >> 82 children

Manager: teacher Gheorghe CUCOS

Didactic personal:
- educators >> Natalea COTFAS, Aneta SECHELARIU
- teachers (primary) >> Anca ARIO, Gheorghe COTFAS, Parascheva CRUCEANU, Lăcramioara LUCA
- teachers (gymnasium) >> MariaSACHELARIU, Iulia CIOCOIU, Gheorghe CUCOS, Maria CRETU, Camelia  MAFTEI, Angelica GHITĂ, Elena ROTARU-POPA, Damian-Ioan POPA, Lucian-Vladimir PANAIT, Marius-Catalin NECHIFOR, Carmen GAFITA, Ciprian-Neculai COSOFRET, Liviu POP, Carmina ARSENE.

No didactic personal:
- intendant >>Elena DIACONU
- fireman >> Ion CRAMBA