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About TCS

  • welcome
  • our story
  • our leadership
  • Faculty & staff
  • Employment
  • our campus
  • NEW & NOTEWORTHY
  • gallery
  • School Blog

Welcome From Our Head of School

Welcome to The Children’s School’s website. I invite you to explore this site and learn more about our storied history, our intentional mission and vision as an independent elementary school, and our founder’s purposeful choice to locate the school in midtown Atlanta. Indeed, as a school dedicated to young children and pre-adolescents, we know that we build a foundation that impacts your child’s academic, social, and emotional development, preparing him or her for their future, not our past. Our graduates are passion-driven young adults who lead lives of purpose in an interconnected world. Each graduate fulfills aspirations and journeys through challenges within the folds of a safe, caring community of peers and adults that empowers them to distinguish themselves every day. Our children benefit from outstanding faculty in every grade and every classroom committed to their whole development. Average tenure of our faculty is over 14 years, with many who have graduate degrees and come from diverse backgrounds that enrich our curriculum with real world experiences. Our founder, Lila McDill’s vision in 1970 to open an elementary school that would serve as a “lab school” and listen and attend to every child continues to guide us forty-five years later. Our mission to enrich minds and inspire dreams is made real every day through our dedication to principles of excellence, innovation, and play. But do not take my word for it. I invite you to visit our campus and experience our community for yourself. I also invite you to connect with me via Twitter or Facebook, and, of course, on our campus when you visit.

For the children,

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THE MISSION OF THE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL IS TO ENRICH MINDS & INSPIRE DREAMS.

We are a progressive elementary school currently serving students from age three through sixth grade – but expanding to seventh and eighth grades by fall 2018 – in a diverse community in Midtown Atlanta. Grounded in principles of excellence, innovation and play, we graduate passion-driven young adults who lead lives of purpose in an interconnected world.

BUILDING CHARACTER

TCS launched a school-wide kindness initiative and vowed to be TCS MAKERS – doing Meaningful Acts of Kindness Everyday, Really!  Join us for the annual Building Character & Community Festival.

BUDDY PROGRAM

Each year upper-grade students pair up with preschool and lower grades to play, read, have snacks and forge friendships. Everyone loves their big buddies!

SPECIALIST FAIR

Be on the lookout for our bi-annual Specialist Fair! It’s a great way to explore and investigate art, science, history or literature. Students create some really cool projects!

HALLOWEEN & UNICEF

Dress up for our annual parade and join us for an elaborate carnival, complete with games and prizes. Help us support UNICEF during the Pumpkin Walk and trick-or-treat!

GREEN FEST

Join us for our Spring tradition of hosting a Green Fest, a day of celebration and focus on how we and local community organizations can be part of the “greening of Atlanta.”

OLYMPIC DAY

Every May, TCS hosts Olympic Day, a celebration of individual physical fitness and good-natured competition. Join us for a race through the Piedmont Park and many other group games!

TCS QUICK FACTS

  • The Children’s School (TCS) is a co-ed independent elementary school in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

    Serves a diverse student body of approximately 400 students from pre-primary (3 year olds) through sixth grade, with more than 90 faculty and staff.

    Student-teacher ratios:
    • Pre-primary (3 year olds) – 20:3
    • Pre-K (4 year olds) – 23:3
    • K – Sixth grade – 24:2

  • On average, 98 percent of TCS sixth graders are accepted into their first-choice middle school. Last year, that list included Atlanta Girls School, Galloway, Lovett, Paideia, The Westminster Schools, and Woodward Academy.

    Location: 10-building campus village across from the best front yard in the city, Piedmont Park. Our campus includes a media center; organic garden; music room; math, computer and science labs; gymnasium.

    Dually accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Our Campus

our-campus Tucked into a charming residential neighborhood in the heart of Midtown, The Children’s School campus is a 10-building village that sits directly across 10th Street from Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Central Park.” Children learn, laugh and play all over the 2.7 acre campus, enjoying eclectic and bright classrooms, a dedicated art studio, science lab, technology center and library, as well as the many outdoor spaces, including five playgrounds. By having a number of separate buildings instead of a singular structure that houses all classes, the TCS campus allows for freedom within boundaries, a hallmark of The Children’s School’s educational philosophy. With its distinct and architecturally rich buildings, campus is further symbolic of the school’s authentically diverse community. The Midtown location attracts families from all over the city, from neighbors who walk their children to school to suburban commuter parents who work in town. The proximity to Piedmont Park allows TCS students easy access to one of the city’s largest greenspaces for outdoor lessons, fly fishing in Lake Clara Meer, the annual Olympic Day celebration, picnics and more.

Security

The Children’s School contracts deputy sheriffs and retired Atlanta City Police Officers to provide daily security to the School to ensure the safety of the students, faculty, staff and visitors between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on dates that the School is closed. The Security Officers’ duties include regular patrolling of the interior of the School’s grounds and its buildings and work areas, directing traffic during scheduled carpool times, and patrolling and monitoring the front entrances of the School.

Directions

From All Points North

Take Interstate 75/85 into Atlanta. Take the 10th and 14th Streets Exit. Crossover 14th Street and bear to your left at the 10th Street Exit. Turn left onto 10th Street. Cross Peachtree Street and Piedmont Avenue and continue straight until you reach Piedmont Park on your left. The Children’s School is on the right across from the park.

From All Points South

Take Interstate 75/85 into Atlanta. Take the 10th Street Exit. (Be careful not to take the Route 10 exit.) Turn right onto 10th Street. Cross Peachtree Street and Piedmont Avenue and continue straight until you reach Piedmont Park on the left. The Children’s School is on the right across from the park.

Parking

Street parking is available. Our security team will assist you.