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K-8|Private
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This is an update from my 2013 review. Now, 2017, my daughter is graduating from the 8th grade. TCPS has been an amazing experience for her. She has gone from being a meek and shy student to one who can advocate for herself. She is engaged and continues to enjoy the academic environment at TCPS. The staff have created a wonderful environment for the students to learn and develop into young adults. We were planning on our daughter transitioning back to public school next year, but she encouraged us to consider other options. In the end, we relented. She scored well on the private school placement test and she was accepted at the 3 schools she applied to. We are grateful for TCPS and how ithe expierience helped our daughter grow.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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As far as we know, there is no bullying. Our son interacts with older kids all day long and he says they are all very helpful and nice.




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This school is a gem! My son (in kinder) loves his teachers and the staff. We are very happy to be part of this nurturing, community that inspires learning and has provided our son with so much confidence.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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I would say that because of the types of families and students that attend TCPS, bullying is non-existent. Period. Also, TCPS fosters such a strong philosophy of caring, understanding and collaboration between students, that students have too much respect for each other for bullying to exist at any level.

Supports LD students: Agree


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The small class size to some degree allows each teacher to approach each student with a somewhat "tailored" teaching approach. In my opinion, though, I would say that TCPS is not set up for children with significant learning disabilities.


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The school's co-founder Sherry Risch is still teaching 33 years after she and Maggie Price founded TCPS. Leadership flows from the top down and is contagious. They both founded TCPS with a vision of building "life-long learners" that will impact every facet of our community, country and world. Sherry's leadership is contagious and she empowers both teachers and students to step-out, speak up, make suggestions and be innovative - new ideas and approaches are encouraged by Sherry.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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TCPS is founded on the premise of integrity, respect and understanding. Students learn to not only respect and accept perspectives and differences among students, but they come to understand each other's thought process and background as a basis of that belief system. The interaction between K-8 grades through mentoring and programs such as, The Big Event, Thanksgiving lunch preparation and various open-house and performance shows, fosters an attitude of collaboration and comradery between student of all grades.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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At TCPS, teachers are involved and firm - yet loving. With class sizes ranging from 8 to 14 students, you can imagine how close each teacher becomes with their students. They get to know what motivates each child and can in turn tailor their teaching approach to each child, as well as provide each child with a learning approach that specifically suits them.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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TCPS manages the amount of homework given to each child, especially in K-5. The goal is not to "burn-out" the child on learning, but to keep learning fun.



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Our daughter’s pre-school teacher’s son attended TCPS K-8. Her pre-school teacher was adamant about the risk of our daughter’s creativity and intellect going “under-nurtured” in the public school system – that she would be bored and grow to dislike school very early on. TCPS has provided excellence in education, nurturing her creative resources through each teacher’s individual interaction with each student (class sizes of no more than 14 students), without “common core”. She is close to all her classmates (under 10 students in Kindergarten). She is learning “real-life” application of academic concepts – not memorizing, but leaning “how” to apply what she is learning. TCPS teachers make learning “fun” and rewarding in a loving, yet firm learning environment. Our daughter has been able to see the fruits of her efforts and actually understands how much she has grown personally and with confidence that comes from accountability and achieving goals! She looks forward to school every day with enthusiasm as she is very close to her classmates and also close to friends she has made in grades 1-8 through daily interaction and cross-grade mentoring programs. Fast forward today – 1st grade. To my daughter, school is fantastic because she has all her friends from last year and has made new friends. The school has only 95 students and cross-grade interaction is encouraged. She has PE, Spanish, chorus and art is incorporated and encouraged throughout her daily learning assignments. She is having even more fun this year and when I come to pick her up, she wants to stay and play with her friends. The class sizes are so small that we have also become close with not only the parents of her classmates, but also with many parents of children in other grades. This year they are also learning to code (program) a robotic mouse through a maze. It is high-level programming, but they are actually providing instruction sets to get the mice to a desired location on a board. They are learning “logic” and how to apply it – 1st grade. Wow! My daughter, my wife and I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! Words cannot describe how positively this school, the teachers and Sherry the founder have impacted our lives. We are so grateful!

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