Upper School

The Upper School offers students an environment in which they are challenged to think critically, use higher-order thinking skills and engage with curriculum that will prepare them to be successful in their college careers and beyond. They cultivate lasting relationships with faculty and staff, who are purposeful in seeking to help students discover and identify their gifts and talents in relation to academics, the arts, athletics and leadership/service opportunities. Most importantly, the faculty and staff seek to help students understand their identity in Christ and how to grow into faithful disciples of Him.

"I have been able to build amazing, Christ-centered relationships with so many of my teachers who have poured into me. In many ways, it is those relationships that have fostered in me a love for Christ, for learning and for seeking out God’s will for my life. Going off to college from that foundation is a gift, and I am so thankful.”

—Clara Liu, Class of 2019  

Upper School Highlights


All courses in TCA’s classical, integrated Humanities program are taught at the honors/AP level.


Academic Excellence

TCA offers over 40 AP and honors courses offered and a minimum of four AP courses for every Upper School student.



STEM Club and the Honors Engineering Design class give students opportunities to address real-world projects and design solutions using a robotics lab and 3D printer.



The performing and visual arts at TCA allow students to pursue their creative passions and develop their talents and skills while creating art that glorifies God and blesses those who experience it.



TCA offers 21 varsity sports teams, and over 85% of all students participate in athletics.



Upper School students can choose from a wealth of academic, service, mentoring and leadership and travel opportunities.



Upper School students attend chapel twice a week with student-led worship teams.



Through life experiences, service and mission opportunities, mentoring programs, leadership development and life-readiness programs, TCA provides its students with the ability to lead and serve every day.


Student life at TCA is filled with rich traditions from the schools's 50-year history, including Homecoming, painting the Rock, Senior Trip and many more!

Upper School Curriculum