Community Life

Community Life

When Lila McDill founded The Children’s School in 1970, she selected Midtown for its central location, diverse community and proximity to Atlanta’s business and cultural centers. Over the years, our ongoing commitment to being true, contributing members of both our Wolf Pack community and our larger Atlanta community has transformed a simple point on a map into one of our greatest assets.

Extended Day
(age 3 - grade 8)

The Extended Day program includes Discovery (age 3 – grade 5) and EPIC (grades 6 – 8) which provide after-school programs for TCS students; Day School Electives like TCS Voices, TCS Players, and Jr. Players for TCS students in grades 1 – 8; and TCS Athletics for TCS students in grades 3 – 8 like Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and track and field.

Discovery/EPIC

Discovery After-School Program (age 3 – grade 5)
Discovery is an after-school program for ages 3 – grade 4 students that is available from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 2:15 – 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Discovery includes outside recreation, team building, homework time, and small group STEAM activities

For an additional fee, Discovery students also can sign up for Day School Electives (grades 1 – 5) and/or TCS Athletics (grades 3 – 8). 

Click here to register for the Discovery.

EPIC (Extended Day Programming through Innovative Curricula) After-School Program (grades 6 – 8)
TCS students in grades 6 – 8 can take part in the EPIC program where they are encouraged to explore their interests and curiosities through a wide variety of clubs, workshops and leadership opportunities.

Come, explore,  learn, and be EPIC! Click here to register for EPIC.

Program Costs
All rates are for Discovery and EPIC, are for the school year, and include a healthy snack for Discovery/EPIC students. Contact Vaunghn Benjamin at 404-873-6985 ext. 4618 or email vaughnb@tcsatl.org for semester rates.

Annual Rate Montly Rate
Annual  $3,200 $320
Monthly  N/A $412
Remote learning N/A $250

Drop-ins are not permitted during the 2020 – 21 school year.

If you are picking up your child(ren) from Extended Day Discovery/EPIC any time from 3:45 – 5:10 p.m., call the main office number (404-873-6985) and then fill out this form. A TCS employee will walk your child(ren) to your car.

Arts

TCS’s musical, theater and visual arts programs provide special opportunities for children to explore their creativity and craft their self-expression. Participation introduces children to rich cultural traditions, builds confidence and helps them become compelling communicators – skills they’ll use whether their future is in
Carnegie Hall or the C-suite.

The Extended Day team is reimagining may of our Day School Electives and TCS Athletics options to prioritize health and safety and minimize the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 – 21 school year.

Day School Electives (Grades 2 – 8)
Day School Electives provide performance arts and technology opportunities for TCS students beyond school hours. The primary focus is on performance art with an emphasis on developing confidence and stage experiences in a safe performing environment. 

Day School Electives include:

  • TCS Players (grades 6 – 8) is our amateur theatrical company which focuses on performance art while reinforcing the Building Character and Community (BCC) curriculum throughout the process.
  • TCS Jr. Players (grades 3 – 5) teaches students basic theater skills while developing confidence, oratorical skills, and musical theater talent. 
  • TCS Voices (grades 1 – 8) is designed for students interested in choral singing and music appreciation through instrumentation, music theory, and choral performance.

 

Athletics

We know that physical fitness provides clear fuel for the brain to help power academics, so TCS offers competitive sports opportunities to students as young as third grade. Students in grades 3 – 5 participate in Intramural leagues while students in grades 6 – 8 compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), which is designed specifically for middle school student-athletes.

The Extended Day team is reimaging TCS Athletics this year to prioritize health and safety and to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned for updated information!

Fall
(August – October)
Winter
(November – February)
Spring
(March – May)
N/A
  • Intramural Ultimate Frisbee (6 – 8)
  • Intramural, Co-ed Flag Football (grades 6 – 8)
  • MAAC, Co-ed Tennis (grades 6 – 8)
  • Intramural, Co-ed Tennis (grades 3 – 5)
  • Intramural, Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee (grades 3 – 5)

 

Summer Camps

The Children’s School’s summer camp program has something for everyone! All of our Atlanta summer camps are specially designed for kids age 3 – rising grade 12 and include both on-campus and online options. Registration is open now!

Before & After Care

Age 3–Rising Fifth Grades

The Summer Camp Extended Day program provides TCS summer campers with before-camp (8:00 – 8:30 a.m.) and after-camp activities (3:30 – 6:00 p.m.).

 

Summer Camp Health & Safety Guidelines

Our community’s health and safety are our top priorities. TCS summer camps will follow all of the latest local, state, and national health guidelines for summer camps.

Frequently AskedQuestions

Monday – Thursday, 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday classes, 2:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Extended Day carpool runs 5:10 – 5:30 p.m. daily

To register your student for Discovery/EPIC, re-enrolled families may sign up at any time by logging into their Veracross Parent Portal and registering under Portal Links. New families need to wait until after July 1 when they receive their Veracross login information. 

Contact Vaunghn Benjamin at 404-873-6985 ext. 4618 or email vaughnb@tcsatl.org with any questions.

The Extended Day team is reimagining may of our Enrichment activities, Day School Electives and TCS Athletics options to prioritize health and safety and minimize the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 – 21 school year.

We will launch TCS Athletics in fall 2020. We’ll offer Intramural Ultimate Frisbee for grades 6 – 8 in the fall and Intramural, Co-ed Flag Football (grades 6 – 8), MAAC, Co-ed Tennis (grades 6 – 8), Intramural, Co-ed Tennis (grades 3 – 5), and Intramural, Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee (grades 3 – 5) in spring 2021.

We will launch Day School Electives with TCS Players (grades 6 – 8), Jr. Players (3 – 5) and TCS Voices (1 – 8) in spring 2021.

Yes, homework time is provided for grades 2 – 8, however, we do not provide homework help or assistance.

A snack is provided for Discovery, EPIC, TCS Players, TCS Jr. Players, TCS Athletics, and Enrichment students who attend Discovery/EPIC. All other students should pack an after-school snack. The snacks provided are nut-free, and the snack flyer is posted in Happenings in the “Resources” section. If your student has any other allergies, you are welcome to send a snack of your choice.

If you are picking up your child(ren) from Extended Day Discovery/EPIC any time from 3:45 – 5:10 p.m., call the main office number (404-873-6985) and then fill out this form. A TCS employee will walk your child(ren) to your car.

Meet the Team

Christy Robinson

Director of Extended Day & Summer Learning

christyr@tcsatl.org

Kareemah Abdullah

EDSL Teacher Liaison & Discovery Coordinator

kareemaha@tcsatl.org

Odvaungh Benjamin

Extended Day & Summer Learning Operations Manager

vaughnb@tcsatl.org

Parents
Association

Welcome to the Wolf Pack! We’re excited to get to know your family. As a TCS parent, you’re automatically a part of the Parents Association (PA)! Our goal is to foster community and help all families feel at home at TCS. One of the best ways to feel connected is to meet other TCS families, and the PA is an easy way to do so. There’s something for everyone within the PA no matter how much or little time you have, and we offer volunteer opportunities that suit a range of interests, schedules, and time commitments.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, parent involvement looks different during the 2020 – 21 school year. If you are interested in learning more about  how you can get involved this year, please reach out to the administrative liaison for the PA, Director of annual giving and alumni relations Christie Parke, at christiep@tcsatl.org, 762-323-8277.

PA Leadership

Fabienne Lauture, PA Chair

Christie Parke, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations and Administrative Liaison for the PA
762-323-8277
christiep@tcsatl.org