Throughout our academic programming, TLC Leadership will emphasize STEAM education at all grade levels 6-12. This includes a comprehensive computer science curriculum, a dedicated STEAM teacher and project-based learning that equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve 21st century problems while developing fluency with science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
TLC Leadership includes a rich experiential learning component that complements our academic curriculum and fosters social and emotional development among students. Activities are available to students of all ages, grades, and genders. Experiential learning at TLC Leadership includes:
Service Learning Projects
Each student will complete at least one comprehensive service learning project annually. Students may take on a leadership role by suggesting a charitable activity, participating in planning, helping to advertise, or by implementing the project. Staff serve as mentors while students develop each project.
TLC Leadership students will have regular opportunities to participate in field trips throughout the school year. Trips occur at least once per month and either serve to supplement the academic curriculum (visits to museums, plays, historical landmarks, or environmental awareness experiences) or to foster social development and group cohesion (team building, recreational activities, or awareness activities). At least once per year junior and senior house students will participate in an extended, multi-day field trip to another city such as New York City, Washington DC, or Baltimore where they can engage in both educational and recreational activities.
Students will explore life skills throughout the Health and Wellness curriculum. Students will learn about personal finances and budgeting, meal planning and preparation, and about other important independent living skills such as renting an apartment, buying, and maintaining an automobile, navigating health services, using public transportation, and more. If necessary, students will receive personal instruction in coordination with our special education coordinator.