Student Life


Our curriculum includes all of the standard accredited subjects from Bible to Computer Sciences.

TLC Prep has developed programs “Above and Beyond” the normal academics to afford our students every learning advantage.

Subject Overview PreK-8

Our students are immersed in their subject’s character ensuring a fun and unforgettable learning experience.

Meg Medina (multicultural author and winner of the Newbery Award for 2019)

Susan Stockdale (Award-winning author of children’s books about nature)
Sally Streib (Adventist author spoke for Week of Prayer and Literacy Day-wrote Summer of the Sharks-previously a Pathways Book)
Claudia Mills (Author of 60 children’s books at least, Author of Being Teddy Roosevelt- the inspiration for our annual Biography Tea) She visited for the 10th anniversary of the Tea- she said it was the highlight of her career.
Lilya Wagner-Author of Pathways book about her family’s escape from Estonia

Each year students read 1-3 Newbery or another Award-winning book chosen by the staff over the first semester and take quizzes about the books, at the end of the semester the students have a competition Family Feud or Jeopardy-style after enjoying brunch together. The winners receive a gift card to Barnes and Noble. 

Iconic/pioneering artists styles are studied and reproduced as our students’ creativity comes to life.

Each week students, staff, and our local pastors lead out in worship during chapel time. They learn character traits through themed services and lessons  that can be applied to everyday life.  


Participate in our vocal choir, bell choir and musical plays.

Experiential field trips.

3rd through 5th grade students enjoy a weekend camp out.

Each fall middle school students visit the regional 4H camp for hands on outdoor learning for 3 days

Each spring middle school students experience Camp Blue Ridge for 1 week.


In addition to traditional courses like reading, math, science, grammar, and writing, TLC Prep proudly offers the following classes:

Our daily physical education classes assist in developing self-esteem, coordination, and team cohesiveness as well as individual goals. We believe the body is the temple of God and we try to honor it through our P.E. classes, recess schedule, and hot lunch program.  Our winter ski (grades 3-8) and swim (grades PreK-2) programs are an important part of not only physical education, but also gives our students opportunities to mentor younger students and demonstrate responsibility, among many other character traits. 

Leadership skills are encouraged at all levels.  Prayer Buddies, where students from all grade levels come together to share prayer requests and praises, allows our upper grade students to mentor and socialize with the lower grade students.  Students from all grade levels have the opportunity lead out in Children’s Chapel every Monday, Education Sabbath twice a year, and yearly programs such as Biography Tea, Seniors’ Luncheon, and Art Show.

Technology is integrated into all classrooms, beginning in PreKindergarten.  Classroom instruction and activities reinforce student learning.   

Art instruction takes place once a week and introduces our students to basic visual art principles, and history through drawing, painting, recycled materials, and other media.  We take advantage of our close proximity to Washington, D.C., and Richmond by visiting the National Gallery of Art or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts each year to view the artists we study.  Our annual Art Show/Exhibit highlights the students’ art.  Students share their knowledge of the artists studies with the visitors.  

We have a diverse music program at TLC Prep.  Upper grades participate in hand chimes and chorale and gather with hundreds of students each year for a music festival.  Students in lower grades learn music appreciation and theory through listening, singing, movement, playing instruments, and formal instruction. 

Our social studies program incorporates history, geography, sociology, Biblical history, and political science.  We are blessed to have a diverse school population.  We take advantage of this diversity with the study of different cultures represented in our community at our biannual Multicultural Fair. 

As a Christian school, spirituality is incorporated into most aspects of daily life at TLC Prep.  From music, to our choices in library books, to our teachers, to our prayer time each morning, we encourage our students to have a personal relationship with God.   Several students also have the opportunity to participate in a program called “Partnering for Eternity.”

More TLC Prep Highlights

Teachers possess the skills to teach, the compassion to nurture, and the creativity to make the academic challenge a road to discovery.  We utilize a blend of strong academics combined with opportunities for individual social and spiritual growth. 

Affording an independent Christian education can be an expensive proposition for many families.  TLC Prep endeavors to control costs so that we are able to keep tuition at a rate that is attainable for all.  We also offer scholarships and financial aid.

According to a recent independent survey, TLC Prep ranked in the 97th percentile nationally in parent satisfaction out of over 500 faith-based schools throughout the nation.  

Affording an independent Christian education can be an expensive proposition for many families.  TLC Prep endeavors to control costs so that we are able to keep tuition at a rate that is attainable for all.  We also offer scholarships and financial aid.


The Seventh-day Adventist Educational System is the second largest parochial school system in the world.  This means our school is linked to unlimited resources and follows standards set for thousands of schools nationally and worldwide.

Read more about our world-wide educational system

At TLC Prep, we follow the guidelines as dictated by the K-12 North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Educational Curriculum Guides:


FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a LEGO robotics competition in which middle-school students work as a team to build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO Mindstorms which will compete against robots from other schools at a regional competition. In addition to the robotics portion of the competition, teams also earn points for a research project and presentation. This year’s theme is all about HydroDynamics and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it.

A program for grades 3-8. No experience required! Begins in January for 7 weeks.


Swimming Program begins in January for 6 weeks.  No experience required. For grades PreK-2.

Sunday Soccer is a summer program.  Open to all grades

We begin our time with prayer and then spend the first half learning and practicing our skills so that we can better enjoy playing the game.   Players will learn how to play both offense and defense while learning positions, practicing ball control, and getting good exercise and building a healthier body.  We finish the morning with a friendly game of soccer where the kids will have the opportunity to learn how to play as a team and build good sportsmanship and camaraderie(make friends)!  We finish our morning discussing what we learned and close it out with prayer and a little chant we like to say- “God’s with us!”

Our Cross Country team is co-ed!  A Fall sport that starts in August.  Open to grades 6-8.


Beginning in November, Basketball is our winter sport.  Open for grades 6-8.


TLC Prep, in partnership with Southern Adventist University’s PFE grant program, has the opportunity to offer unique tuition assistance to our students. Through this service-oriented scholarship program, our participating students are paired with elderly adults in our community in a mutually-beneficial way.
Students in the PFE program, along with their parents, bring joy to the lives of senior citizens through fun activities such as visiting, reading, and playing games. When appropriate, they may also provide light housework. As the young people build generational bridges and learn the value of service, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of the older adults. In the process, their time together helps finance the student’s Christian education.

TLC Prep is committed to providing equal and excellent
education in person and online! Whether your student chooses to study on campus or remotely, our administrative team, teachers and staff are working diligently and are here to help!