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 and students in the surrounding community; Day School Electives like TCS Voices, TCS Players, and Jr. Players for TCS students in grades 1 – 8; and sports like Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, flag football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field for TCS students in grades 3 – 8 .

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 – Friday. 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), Enrichment offerings (age 3 – grade 8) and/or TCS Athletics (grades 3 – 8). 

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 after-school program where they are encouraged to explore their interests and curiosities through a wide variety of clubs, workshops and leadership opportunities. EPIC runs Monday – Friday, 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Program Costs
All rates are for Discovery and EPIC, are for the school year, and include a healthy snack for Discovery/EPIC students. Contact Extended Day & Summer Learning Operations Manager Vaunghn Benjamin (404-873-6985 ext. 4618, vaughnb@tcsatl.org) with questions.

Annual Rate Monthly Rate
TCS Students  $3,500 $450
Extended Day-only Students  $4,000 $500

 

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.

Day School Electives (Grades 1 – 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.

Fall
(August – October)
Winter
(November – February)
Spring
(March – May)
  • Intramural Tennis (3 – 5)
  • Intramural Volleyball (3 – 5)
  • Intramural Cross Country (3 – 5)
  • MAAC Cross Country (6 – 8)
  • MAAC Ultimate Frisbee
  • MAAC Volleyball
 

  • MAAC Basketball (grades 6 – 8)
  • Intramural Ultimate Frisbee (grades 3 – 5)
  • Intramural Tennis (grades 3 – 5)

 

 

 

 

  • Intramural, Co-ed Flag Football (grades 6 – 8)
  • MAAC, Co-ed Tennis (grades 6 – 8)
  • Intramural, Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee (grades 3 – 5)
  • Intramural basketball (grades 3 – 5)

 

Frequently AskedQuestions

Monday – Friday, 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Extended Day carpool runs 5:30 – 5:45 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 June 1 when they receive their Veracross login information. 

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

We will launch TCS Athletics and Enrichment offerings in the week of Aug. 15.

The fall sports are:

  • MAAC Boys & Girls Cross Country
  • MAAC Girls Volleyball
  • MAAC Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Intramural Boys & Girls Cross Country
  • Intramural Co-ed Tennis
  • Intramural Co-ed Volleyball

Winter sports are:

  • MAAC Boys Basketball
  • MAAC Girls Basketball
  • Intramural Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Intramural Co-ed Tennis

Day School Electives (TCS Players, Jr. Players and TCS Voices) will begin the week of Sept. 5.

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. 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., park in the carpool lane and walk into the front office to check them out.

Meet the Team

Christy Robinson

Director of Culture, Community and Extended Day

christyr@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.

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 Development Christie Parke (christiep@tcsatl.org, 762-323-8277).

PA Leadership

Nailah Elridge and Chantel Lanier, PA Co-Chairs

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

Spirit Shop

The TCS Spirit Shop, managed by our eighth grade students, is moving online for the 2020 – 21 school year

Click here to view items and place an order.

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