The K-12 Educational Overview
The World Will Be Your Classroom. We Will Be Your Guide.
Welcome to The Learning Community International School.
TLCI is unique in combining the flexibility of homeschooling with the advantages of enrollment in an accredited private school providing a customized, professionally guided learning experience anywhere in the world.
By close student-advisor interaction that seeks clarity regarding the means, meanings, and goals of their studies, each student experiences the satisfaction that comes from becoming an intrinsically motivated learner who values applying assimilated knowledge practically and creatively. By the close guidance of an inspired scholar, our students become inspired learners intent on gaining a sense of mastery in their studies.
We firmly believe education is not a collection of knowledge handed down from teachers to students, nor a race to finish a book, nor a course just for credit, nor simply memorizing facts and figures. We are passionate about inspiring and nurturing students to honor their natural thirst for learning by becoming expert questioners, reflective critical thinkers, and self-aware persons equipped with the means to successfully pursue their goals and dreams.
Elementary Children are naturally eager learners and creative explorers. The elementary program is designed as a foundational process for the development of critical thinking; technical, social and academic skills while paying close attention to the readiness of the student to undertake new challenges.
Middle School The middle school program addresses the rapid developmental changes in intellectual ability, interests, and motivation of the adolescent by facilitating his need for greater independence in his life. Students participate in decisions about their education resulting in increased self-awareness, intrinsic motivation and commitment to learning.
High School The high school program provides the freedom for students to pursue and design their unique educational and career goals using the world as a classroom. Under close guidance and direction from advisors, counselors and specialists there is a keen focus on assisting students to hone their critical thinking skills to prepare them to be able to make important decisions that impact their present and future.
Live Personal Advisor
The heart of our program is a collaborative-reflective educational process in which the advisor regularly confers with students to guide them in their studies. During conferences with students, advisors engage in learner-centered questioning and dialogue that incorporates student reflections, self-evaluations and self-corrections. This collaborative-reflective process encourages, supports, and shapes students’ development and helps them discover that learning and growing are deep, lasting, and empowering experiences.
- Core curriculum design
- Customized courses and objectives
- Resource and material recommendations
- Student-advisor reflective learning blog
- Guided collaborative-reflective conferences
- College prerequisite course alignment
- Comprehensive evaluations and grading
Individualized Curriculum with Custom-designed Studies
When some schools refer to “individualized,” they typically mean that their students are allowed to select from a limited list 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.
Key individualized features
- Custom-designed courses based on strengths, interests, and goals
- Core curriculum with full multi-grade level access
- Community and home-based learning experiences
- Business and entrepreneurial work-study
- Shadowing and career exploration
- Apprenticeships, internships
- Travel and adventure learning
College and Career Assessment
TLCI provides Meyers Briggs and Rockport Strength and Talents assessment with face-to-face interpretation and coaching.
We provide high school students with the concrete tools they need to better understand themselves, their gifts, and their talents. This strengthens their ability to make informed choices about their futures.
- Meyers Briggs Assessment
- Rockport Strength and Talent assessment
- Live interpretation coaching session
Optional Concierge Services
We offer optional concierge services to support the any student’s program including those who are gifted and talented or who have learning disabilities. Below is a sample list of optional services:
- Math and English tutoring
- Reading specialist
- SAT/ACT test tutoring
- Occupational therapy
- Attention disorder specialist
A unique Private School for One where student success is the agenda
To us, learning to love the process of learning is the ultimate goal of a well-rounded education. To that end, our services are designed to encourage students to participate in their education, not simply to receive it. Our approach is, perhaps, best described by a simple educational truism:
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand.