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.

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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
2500 for currently enrolled students 2900 for non enrolled
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
59 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jul. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies upon grade level and concierge services. HS 7500 MIddle 4900 K-5 3900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nancy De Luca Stempel
Admissions Associate
Nancy Stempel

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.
Profile last updated: 07/22/2021

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The average private school tuition in Howard County, MD is $13,141 for elementary schools and $16,794 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Howard County, MD is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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