"Seventeen years ago, when I first began to research potential elementary schools for my oldest child who was entering first grade, the most important factors in my consideration were class sizes (student/teacher ratio), pedagogical philosophy and racial/ethnic diversity. On all counts, no other private, religiously affiliated institution matched TCS. TCS has continued to demonstrate a commitment to class sizes that lead to optimal student performance, particularly in the younger grades. When I asked the question about pedagogical philosophy, other institutions didn’t have an understanding about what I was speaking of, but the faculty, administration and staff at the TCS did. In fact, their collaboration with Concordia College has kept TCS up to date on recent research and developments in education. As for racial/ethnic diversity, TCS “walks the talk” that all children are made in the image of God; it was as clear to me when I visited the school over 17 years ago as it is today. For these reasons and many more, I have recommended TCS to other families."