Closely Guided By Experts!

You and your child are never alone in your educational journey. At all phases of the educational process, we work closely with you and your child to create a unique educational partnership designed to promote discovery and effective learning.

Your child’s personal advisor guides and directs core curriculum design, customizes courses, helps select resources and materials, collaborates on the reflective learning journals, ensures your child meets college and career course prerequisites, and evaluates student work.

TLCI advisors are companions on the educational journey, providing students with a closely guided learning experience. Regularly scheduled advisor-led conferences, along with a collaborative-reflective learning journal, allow students to meet their highest academic potential.

All students participate in conferences. Elementary level student participation is encouraged, but a parent or their designated representative primarily communicates the student’s progress, shares details, and elaborates upon self-reflections with the advisor.

Middle and high school students assume increased responsibility by engaging personally with their advisor and elaborating upon their studies, reflections and self-evaluations.

Your relationship with your TLCI Advisor.

Students reflect daily in a private journal shared with their advisor, who provides critical feedback and guidance. They also have an option to participate in an online educational community, in which they can share experiences and collaborate on projects with students locally and globally. 

Your Personal Advisor

  • Is your professional guide. She assists you through uncharted territory, her expertise steering you past the obstacles and pitfalls of your journey, guiding you in developing the skills necessary to succeed.
  • Helps you discover the most valuable questions to ask and answer. By engaging in learner-centered questioning and dialogue, he holds up your thoughts and dreams for you to examine from multiple perspectives. Your thoughtful reflections, self-evaluations, and self-corrections allow him to ask insightful questions that keep you on course and propel you toward academic, career, and personal success.
  • Keeps you focused. You are in control of creating your educational journey. Personal freedom and responsibility can be quite challenging, even scary. Your advisor will be supporting you and also holding you accountable. As you move toward your goals, you know that you have a trusted guide dedicated to helping you stay on course.
  • Helps you believe in yourself. Through a collaborative process of setting and attaining incremental goals, she guides you to recognize your personal abilities and apply them to your learning and development.
  • Assists you to reach your full potential. He encourages you to move to the very edge of possibilities, outside your comfort zone where incredible things happen, and transforms it all into a practical plan worth pursuing.

Our Personal Advisors are carefully chosen and trained. They are skilled in:

  • Empathic listening
  • Student-centered and interdisciplinary learning
  • Collaborating in the design of curricula
  • Bloom’s Hierarchy of Learning
  • Kolb’s Learning Cycle
  • Critical thinking and analytical reasoning
  • The art of Socratic questioning
  • Academic evaluation and assessment

The Personal Advisor is the glue that holds your child’s program together, ensuring that it achieves all of the intended results while keeping your child enthusiastically engaged in learning.

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I just wanted to drop a quick note of thanks. My son participated in The Learning Community International last year and it was definitely a life-changing experience for him. I am sorry to see him move back into the public system but know that he has gained the independence, confidence and skills necessary to be successful. Your vision in starting up TLCI has been greatly appreciated by my whole family as we have watched Cai grow and mature into a young man who despite his dyslexia and ADD now loves reading and learning. Of course, our advisor was a huge contributor to Cai’s success—her enthusiasm and kindness touched us to the very core, and her insight and knowledge guided us along the way. So, a very big “thank you” indeed!

– Cathryn C. (and family) 2010

A Customized Program!

A Customized Program, Leveraging Strengths, Talents And Interests

  • Building On The Core Curriculum
  • Fostering Opportunities To Expand Knowledge
  • Increasing The Child’s Confidence

The TLCI School program is unique for each child, while meeting all requirements of our accredited programOur system for customization works for children with all sorts of needs and interests.

The process is simple. Working closely with you, the child and the Personal Advisor, a program is developed collaboratively to meet your child’s needs, interests and goals.

Creating your learning experience.

This proven approach accomplishes several important objectives. They include:

  • Ensuring the child is engaged in each day’s lessons because he or she helped develop the curriculum
  • Providing avenues for discovery in areas where a student might otherwise struggle
  • Assuring the parent that a child is moving toward his or her goals
  • Developing a program that can effectively position the child for future success

Please consider this update on Michael’s accomplishments to be a tribute to the work you and others do at TLCI. As we all predicted, Michael has continued to excel. For example, he graduated from NOVA with five associates degrees, all magna cum laude: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, and Chemistry!!! This May, he will be completing his four-year degree in computer science, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech, and has received seven substantial job offers from the NSA, Northrop, Lockheed Martin, IBM, McDonnell Douglas, and Red Hat Linux, among others. With all of those offers, it was a tough decision, but Michael recently accepted an incredibly attractive offer from Red Hat Linux (at their McLean VA location), and will begin his employment with them soon after graduating in May. Michael worked at O Power, on an internship last summer, and received an internship offer from IBM. Michael has held a number of computer-related positions while enrolled at Virginia Tech. All of this was done with relatively little difficulty. I reiterate my appreciation for TLCI, and for the fine work you and your Advisor do there. Thank God we withdrew him from Woodbridge High, before it was too late!

– Robert S.

Enhanced Parent-Child Relationship!

A Personally Guided Educational Experience

  • Learning How To Set And Achieve Goals
  • Developing The Art Of Self-Evaluation
  • Becoming Adept At Self-Reflection

The TLCI School program is unique for each child, while meeting all requirements of our accredited programOur system for customization works for children with all sorts of needs and interests.

The process is simple. Working closely with you, the child and the Personal Advisor, a program is developed collaboratively to meet your child’s needs, interests and goals.

This proven approach accomplishes several important objectives. They include:

  • Ensuring the child is engaged in each day’s lessons because he or she helped develop the curriculum
  • Providing avenues for discovery in areas where a student might otherwise struggle
  • Assuring the parent that a child is moving toward his or her goals
  • Developing a program that can effectively position the child for future success

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you have provided for us. You guys completely changed our lives for the better. My sons are the most amazing men and I thank you for creating a place for us to do that. Good luck with all the lives that you continue to touch.

– Terri

An Accredited Program You Can Trust

An Accredited Program

  • Drawing On A Proven Foundation
  • Delivering Core Curriculum Requirements
  • Ensuring Future Academic Success

Established in 1984, TLCI is a private school accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSACESS).

Our accreditation ensures that TLCI students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, grade-level placements, transcripts and diplomas with both domestic and international higher educational institutions.

Building On A Firm Foundation

TLCI’s accreditation gives you and your child the firm foundation on which a customized educational journey can be crafted.

When some schools refer to “individualized,” they typically mean that their students are allowed to select from a limited liaccredst of standardized courses. Only TLCI offers students an unlimited and flexible opportunity to custom tailor a one-of-a-kind individualized program catering to the student’s needs, interests, and strengths at every stage of their development.

Students collaborate with our educational team to develop a core curriculum and custom design courses to effectively address their interests and goals. The result is that students are empowered to be co-creators of a curriculum that honors their interests and generates intrinsic motivation and commitment to learning.

Colleges, universities and other institutions readily accept transcripts from TLCI’s accredited, customized, collaborative program.

“Accreditation is an activity, not a status. Schools are accredited because of the way they move, not the way they stand.”

– John A. Stoops, Late Executive Director, CITA