TC is a very competitive school within a great school district. Many students enroll in challenging AP, honors, or accelerated courses. Many options are available for classes including many languages and upper level math and sciences. The teachers, for the most part, are well qualified and dedicated to teaching their subjects. A large number of students continue on to four year colleges, many of which are well-know universities. Extra-curricular activities as well as academic and service clubs are often stressed. Athletics tend to be good, but they of course vary from year to year. TC s arts department is very established with a various musical opportunities, a large theater. Overall a fantastic school, among the best in VA.
TC Williams has been wonderful for our family since we moved to The City of Alexandria. We think our kids receive a high quality, motivational, college-prep experience. the Community is very supportive on many levels. The facilities and the staff are very impressive. We highly recommend this school.
As a parent, I can say that T.C. Williams is without a doubt a high caliber high school with talented educators, successfull students, and top notch facilities. The ranking that "Great Schools" gives this school does not reflect the quality of the institution in any meaningful way. I believe this website's rating methodology is profoundly flawed.
T.C. and excellent coincide. While not a flawless learning environment, the school provides a challenging and spirited atmosphere which I find highly conducive toward learning. The teachers and administrative staff are helpful and most care genuinely for the students. Our family and the community of Alexandria demand top quality science and math education. T.C. offers outstanding and nationally recognized faculty and resources in these subjects as well as other subjects.
T.C. and excellence coincide. While not a flawless learning environment, T.C. provides a challenging and modern learning atmosphere which I believe is conducive toward learning and academic success. The teachers and administrators are helpful, and most care for the students.
This school had one of the best facilities in the area. They loan every kid a laptop and provide transportation for kids to get home if they stay after school. We moved here from out of state and they were exceptional in making sure my child stayed on track being that the school she transferred from was horrible. We been to a few schools and this one has been the best . I just can't explain how they do a lot here for your child it's up to them yo reach out and grab hold. My daughter is on honors and AP classes by the way. Also they have so many programs for the kids and activities. I really like this school of all the places we have been.
T. C. Williams offers a wonderful and vibrant learning community; is academically competitive and employs a very supportive staff. The school has a large body of engaged and diverse college-bound kids. Our child is a happy kid who loves going to school every day. The administration has made some excellent choices on hiring and retaining top teachers.
T.C. Sports are great and super successful with a large community following. Boys soccer is playing for the Virginia 2014 State Championship this weekend!
T.C. is a great school in the gifted and interesting community of Alexandria. Excellent college placement for kids on the college track. One of the best high schools in Virginia.
The Washington Post s 2014 Challenge Index ranks T.C. as the 744th most challenging High School in the county, in the top 3.5% nationally. The Challenge Index data is based on over 22,000 high schools and is a measure of how many AP or IB exams were given divided by the number of graduating seniors.
T.C. Williams is an excellent school. T.C. William's best asset is its variety of students. You cannot find this combination of socioeconomic and ethnically diversity anywhere (especially college). What I have gained in this school is the ability to be curious and learn about different cultures. I can honestly say I have learned more from talking to the students who come from 80 countries than the school's curriculum(the faculty is also amazing but nothing beats hearing students experiences). Understanding the copious worlds which these students come from is a rarity and I am very blessed that T.C. has given me this opportunity.
This is a dream school. T.C. has an amazing number of bright, focused, and friendly students. Being intelligent is considered cool. Teachers are involved with the students. Classes are challenging and interesting.
I feel our children receive a first rate education in an exciting, diverse environment at T.C. There is some pressure to succeed and compete, but I don't feel it overwhelms the school.
T.C. is a great and amazing school community on many levels - academics, sports, the arts, technology, science, languages, etc. There is a place for any student who wants to excel. The administration and staff are super supportive of the students and help them achieve their goals.
The current principal is not very supportive of Veterans or their family members. Some of the Career Counselors have completely forgotten why they are there. Use this school only as a last choice.
I am a freshman at a top college and am better prepared than my peers. T.C. Was a great, fun four years for me, and I was pushed academically to accomplish things I would not have thought possible. My parents paid a housing premium so that I could attend T.C. In my opinion, this was certainly a worthwhile investment in my education.
Excellent!! My daughter was an exchange student last year; she loved her Teachers for their commitment to teaching, her school atmosphere which was multicultural, and she brought besides her excllent grades beautiful experiences back home. She would love to go back there to do her Senior year and for all these reasons I highly recommend this school..
T.C.'s students continually wow us with their accomplishments in academics, sports, theatre, music, art, etc. Alexandria is fortunate to have such a proud and impressive institution.
Since 1986, The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has awarded scholarships with a total value over $9 million to more than 3,700 deserving T.C. Williams graduates. This year the Fund awarded over $380,000 to 169 seniors in the T.C. Williams Class of 2013.
The Washington Post s 2013 Challenge Index ranks T.C. as the 663rd most challenging High School in the county, in the top 3% nationally. The Challenge Index data is based on over 22,000 high schools and is a measure of how many AP or IB exams were given divided by the number of graduating seniors.
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