Why did you choose TCS for your family?
When we were looking for a kindergarten for our first child, the public school in our town was not an option because it offered only a half-day program with no aftercare and we were working full-time. A friend suggested that we visit TCS, where his sons attended. We will always remember our first visit (over 20 years ago!). We stopped on our way at a nearby fast food restaurant where we happened to see a group of TCS high school students wearing varsity jackets. We watched the way they acted and noticed how different they were from other teenagers and immediately decided that we wanted that for our son.
What do you love most about TCS?
We love the heart of the teachers and staff. We know that they are invested in the development of all aspects of our children—intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual—and pray for, and with, our children regularly.
What is one word that best describes the school? Why?
A HAVEN. We are taught that as Christians, we are in the world but not of it. TCS offers families some respite from the pressures of the world, and the wisdom and strength to deal with those challenges.
In what ways have you seen your children grow and develop as a result of their experience at TCS?
Our three children spent their entire K-12 school years at TCS. Not only did they learn academics, but TCS helped develop their Christian worldview. Extracurriculars such as athletics, debate, fine arts, and missions’ trips made them into the well-rounded young adults they are now.
How did TCS prepare your child for college and beyond?
TCS continually strives to improve curriculum and increase course offerings. Small class sizes mean that teachers know all their students and can give them individualized attention. Our youngest just completed 3 AP courses and 2 courses offering dual enrollment with local colleges, and she still has another year of high school. Not only has TCS prepared our children for the academic aspects of college, but they have also been given the spiritual “armor” to continue to follow the Lord in secular colleges and workplaces, and to shine their light in those places.
What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at TCS?
Children spend more time at school than anywhere else, other than home. Choose their teachers and peers wisely. Fun fact—TCS has a Rhodes Scholar among its alumni (and faculty)!