Since our founding in 1970 by Lila McDill as a laboratory school, The Children’s School has honored children, childhood and brave learning. Though times have changed and the school has evolved over our 50-year history, the heart and DNA of TCS remain the same as it did on day one: diversity and community matter; joy in learning is essential; and social connection and feeling seen and heard are foundational to a child’s sense of self and identity development.
When TCS opened in 1970, the school had two teachers, a handful of children, and classes were held in a donated church classroom. Our campus has grown to 11 buildings across 2.7 acres in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood. After 50 years, our expert teachers continue to provide our students with challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment.
We want to celebrate to the fullest this milestone in the life of our school, so we have decided to add a “one-to-grow on” year and continue our celebration into the 2021 – 22 school year!
The COVID-19 pandemic has limited how we can celebrate during this school year. By continuing the anniversary celebration into the next school year, we hope to gather together for a variety of in-person activities. We are moving the 2021 auction to spring 2022 and will celebrate our 50th (and one to grow on) anniversary with a fabulous in-person gala.
This year, we will highlight the history of TCS through our social media channels and in a variety of virtual ways and then in the fall of 2021, we hope to kick-off a full schedule of in-person anniversary events.