The Learning Community International

TLCI A Unique Approach to Education ~ Customized Learning Anywhere in The World. TLCI is the perfect marriage of private school and home education providing a professionally guided customized program of learning tailored to each learners` needs, interests, and goals using the whole world as the classroom. Since 1984 we have attracted learners worldwide with diverse needs and interests. Learners who have ceased to thrive in traditional schools, the highly motivated who have a dedicated passion, and learners with disabilities and learning differences, are all welcomed. The heart of TLCI`s program is a personal advisor and the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). The design of the ILP awakens the learners` intrinsic motivation at every grade level.
Together you and your advisor collaborate in the design of your child`s learning plan with a creative and inspiring approach to math, English, social studies, science, and other studies based on their interests, strengths and talents, and ultimately their college and career goals. The Learning Community International is a Middle States accredited private school registered with the Maryland Department of Education and offers a K-12 program in Maryland and internationally.
TLCI also operates a homeschool umbrella program recognized by the State of Maryland as a registered nonpublic educational institution.
The Maryland homeschool regulation, COMAR 13A.10.01, requires families to participate in up to 3 portfolio reviews each year.
These compliance reviews serve to confirm that a family is providing their child with "regular, thorough instruction." .

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedALL
Year Founded1984
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,500
Summer Program Cost Notes2500 for currently enrolled students 2900 for non enrolled
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students200 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,500
Tuition NotesTuition varies upon grade level and concierge services. HS 7500 MIddle 4900 K-5 3900
Admissions DirectorNancy De Luca Stempel
Admissions AssociateManfred Smith

School Notes

  •  Our mission of empowering individuals to reach their highest potential goes far beyond the confines of curricula, schedules, and requirements.  Our passion is the transformation of education from basic data collection to a dynamic process of knowledge creation.TLCI has a student-centered vision of education. Our educational team guides students by leveraging knowledge and resources via a Socratic process that develops responsible, motivated, self-aware students who pursue their goals and dreams. As we encourage and support our students` interests, they discover that learning and growing are deep, lasting, and empowering experiences.From working with students for many years, we have become convinced that the most powerful learning experiences occur when students discover and tap their innate talents and interests. By taking advantage of self-knowledge gleaned from strengths and talents assessments, the use of an individualized curriculum and critical feedback from their personal advisor, TLCI students are inspired to pursue their studies in harmony with who they are.TLCI invites you to become partners on an educational journey that will inspire your students to realize their fullest potential and grow wise with clarity and intentionality.

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