Tennessee Christian Preparatory School (TCPS) is a co-educational, interdenominational school offering a college preparatory academic program for students in Pre-School 3 through the twelfth (12) grade. Located in Cleveland, Tennessee, TCPS integrates Christian faith into the curriculum and the daily life of students. While TCPS is appreciative of the various Christian doctrines and traditions of the numerous students and families comprising the school community, TCPS does not operate under the authority or doctrine of any denomination or church, but operates as an independent 501(c)(3) corporation under the authority and supervision of an independent Board of Trustees.
School Profile 2015
If you would like to know more about our school profile, including enrollment statistics and test scores at all grade levels, please read our 2015-Student-Profile.
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School will serve students and families by providing a quality college preparatory education from a Biblical world view.
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School provides a quality college preparatory education, from a Biblical worldview, and equips students for tomorrow’s challenges by educating the mind and the soul.
At the philosophic core of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School are the following Core Values, which serve as a compass to guide the school community toward fulfilling the school’s mission:
- Academic Excellence
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Community Service
Letter From The President
Thank you for your interest in our school. We have adopted an admissions policy that opens the school to families who are like-minded spiritually, who are supportive of our philosophy, objectives, and standards of education, and whose children meet our enrollment standards. Our purpose is to serve families who desire not simply a private education, but a distinctly Christian education for their children.
The Parent-Student Handbook is presented to you in the application process. Please carefully read the Parent-Student Handbook provided to you. The Handbook will introduce you to many of the same policies, procedures, and expectations for both parents and students. You will be asked to sign that you have read and support the information presented to you in the Handbook.
The first several pages of the Handbook explain our mission, vision, and beliefs. This school unashamedly believes, teaches, and practices a literal interpretation of the Word of God. If you do not agree with our religious mission and beliefs, enrolling your child in our school will likely cause him or her confusion. For example, if a question regarding biblical lifestyles arises in chapel or in your child’s classroom, the teacher will answer from a biblical viewpoint consistent with the mission and belief statement. If your beliefs and lifestyle choices are not in agreement with our doctrinal stance, that answer will likely create conflict in your child’s heart and mind. This internal conflict could drive a wedge between you and your child, cause your child to negatively judge you as a parent, or force your child to choose between our teaching and what he or she learns at home. We respect your desire to place your child in the best possible learning environment, but if you are not in full agreement with our doctrinal positions, it will be best for all concerned if you do not enroll your child at our school.
Biblical principles are integrated into every subject taught at our school. Our staff is committed not only to academic excellence, but also to teaching students how to apply the truths of God’s Word to every aspect of life. If you are in agreement with the teachings of God’s Word, this school will compliment the beliefs and ideals your child is taught at home. We look forward to partnering with you to educate your child in God’s truth.
Cordially, and in Christ,
Bill F. Balzano, Ph.D.