Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my child need to be to start Kindergarten?

We currently follow the Connecticut State Department of Education’s guideline: requiring parents to “send their children to kindergarten when they are age-eligible: 5 years old on or before January 1 of any school year”. Additionally, all children entering Kindergarten are tested for “Kindergarten readiness” by a qualified TCA faculty member, including children currently enrolled in our Kiddie College Pre-K program.

Do you offer programs and classes for Homeschool families?

Yes, we welcome and integrate homeschool families through our Homeschool Partnership Program. Learn more here.

How can I find out about the status of my child’s application?

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or to know the status of your application.

How is the decision to accept a student made?

The admission process has several steps. All information from the applicant’s admission file is carefully reviewed when making an admission decision. TCA is truly eager to ensure the correct placement of each child and whether or not we have the resources available to help them succeed academically.

Can I monitor my child’s grades and homework assignments?

TCA uses Sycamore, a program designed to give parents and students access to student grades, homework assignments, and attendance records.

Is the school accredited?

TCA is fully accredited through NAPS (National Association of Private Schools).

Is there a deadline to apply?

Here at TCA, applications can be submitted throughout the year and acceptance is based on space availability. Once accepted, there is a enrollment fee discount on early enrollments/re-enrollments. Early re-enrollment is by March 1st; Early Enrollment for new families is by April 1st.

What is the teacher to student ratio?

We offer a small school setting which provides students with an individualized learning experience, with class sizes generally averaging about 15 students per class. Some of the younger grades are larger in size, but will have a second teacher or a classroom assistant when needed.

How much is the tuition?

Please refer to the tuition tab for more information. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Do you offer Pre-K?

We do; we currently have a “Kiddie College” program for three and four year olds.

The three year old program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The four year old program has two classes: A partial week class that meets on MWF and a full week class that meets M-F.

To learn more visit:

What grades do you offer?

We offer Pre-K (3/4 yrs) through 12th grade.

Can I pay my tuition online?

Yes, current families can pay their tuition and other fees online via their SchoolAdmin Account here.