Topeka Collegiate families and friends,

We made it! October is nearly over, and that means the end for the promotional portion of SOAR, this year’s Annual Fund campaign. Though you may not see any more letters coming home, or social media posts, the opportunity for giving lasts throughout the school year. Yes, you read that correctly. Though we won’t be actively campaigning, the Annual Fund will continue to accept pledges and gifts paid by May 17, 2023 to count towards this year's campaign.   

As the only independent college preparatory school in Shawnee County, we rely on the Annual Fund to provide our children the best educational experience possible. There is no greater example as to what Topeka Collegiate has to offer than what occurred earlier this week. On October 24th, a reception was held at Washburn University recognizing the top 10% of the senior class from each of the high schools in the county. Topeka Collegiate was extremely well represented at the reception, with 90% of our 2019 graduating class recognized for their achievements. The proof is in the pudding! 

This is it, the last pitch. Here is what we need you to do. Have a conversation with your child, or if you have multiple that attend Topeka Collegiate l, have a conversation with your children. Listen to them. Really listen to what they have to say. Ask about their hopes, their dreams. Look at them. Look deeply into their eyes, and see them. Witness their achievements, and see their untapped potential. Become inspired. Manifest that inspiration into action, give!

On behalf of our family, we want to sincerely thank you for allowing us to serve as your Annual Fund Co-chairs again this year. 


Grady and Lizzi Woodruff

(Liam 5th, Emery 3rd)

SOAR Annual Fund Co-Chairs

Woodruff Family left to right: Grady, Emery (3rd), Lizzi, Liam (5th)

Mark Your Calendar!

View the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar here.

I have cherished being part of Topeka Collegiate’s community for 20 years. Every year we put on performances to showcase your student’s musical creativity, and every year I find something new and special to love about each of them. Topeka Collegiate encourages kids to explore their talents and fosters a love of learning starting in Early Childhood. The Annual Fund helps ensure kids always have music to fill their souls and the best teachers to touch their lives. - Mrs. Siebert on the impact the Annual Fund makes to Topeka Collegiate students.

Working at Topeka Collegiate has allowed me to be a coach, mentor, and teacher in a way that would not be possible without the support of the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund helps ensure Topeka Collegiate hires and retains the best teachers to be part of your student's lives from PreKindergarten-8th grade. It also ensures I can continue my “best-supporting actor” cameo roles in all the school assemblies for years to come! - Mr. Drane on how the Annual Fund helps ensure Topeka Collegiate retain the best teachers!


Topics that support the Sustain Pillar of the Strategic Plan, ensuring a strong future through strategic investments.

  • We invite our school community to make a meaningful commitment to philanthropy through Annual Fund. Our 2022 campaign is off to a great start, and thanks to your contributions so far, we’re already at 48% of our goal!
  • Last week students got to fly their kites with their book buddies in honor of the Annual Fund Check out the photos from their flight here
  • The window has closed on our parking spot incentive, and we have the winners! These families were among the first to donate or pledge to Annual Fund. These lucky seven names were drawn and each family won a month's reserved parking near the Eagle Foyer entrance. Congratulations!!
  • November: Brewer Family
  • December: Gehring Family
  • January: Lara Family
  • February: Lathrop-Allen Family
  • March: Moler Family
  • April: Peyton Family
  • May: Staley Family


Topics that support the Educate Pillar of the Strategic Plan, ensuring that we provide an unparalleled foundational education.

  • With the first quarter ending, we want to recognize the Eagles who made the Honor Roll. For students to be on the Honor roll they must maintain a GPA of 3.40- 3.69. In order to be on the High Honor Roll students must have a 3.7 or above. Great job, Eagles! 
  • It is finally time! Class Assemblies will be in full force during November. Students and faculty in grades three, five, and six will present their original works of theater to the student body, staff, and family guests. Actors are rehearsing, and stage crews and sound technicians are making their plans as everyone prepares for these annual and honored traditions.
  • Do you have a future eagle that is nearly ready for prekindergarten or kindergarten? Join us for an informal playdate on campus and feel free to invite a friend! We will explore the classrooms, connect with our amazing early childhood teachers, and play on the Big Toy (weather permitting). Click here to register.
  • Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Round Up registration is now open! As we enter the 2022-23 admissions season, we ask that you share this link with family and friends
  • In fact, we have multiple admissions events around the corner! Please share this flyer with your network.
  • If you have not yet ordered school photos, be sure to do so before 9 PM tonight. Click here to place your order. 


Topics that support the Connect Pillar of the Strategic Plan, fostering an inclusive and supportive community.

  • Grandparent/VIP Day will take place on November 22, 2022 from 8:15 AM- 12:00 PM. Special guests will be treated to refreshments and coffee before taking an official photo with their special student and enjoying a fabulous assembly of student performances. 
  • Our local bookstore partnership is back! Grandparent/VIP guests, along with all Topeka Collegiate families, are invited to browse our onsite Book Fair hosted by local NOTO business, Round Table Bookstore. This is a wonderful time to support our school through your purchases, and just in time for the holidays!   
  • It’s never too early to send a referral our way. Our Admissions events are great opportunities to invite prospective students and their families. Please share this information as you see fit! 
  • All middle school students are presenting their science research projects during Science Day. This event is open to the public, and we invite you all to join us in celebrating science and our students’ efforts to create authentic research projects. If you have a science background, a career in any science-related field, or a strong interest in science, we encourage you to join our panel of judges by emailing Mr. Simons or Mrs. Baldwin.
  • Congratulations to Erica Peterson on being volunteer of the month! She gets the opportunity to park in the volunteer parking spot near the front entrance in the month of November. Thank you, Erica, for all that you do for our school!
RSVP for Grandparent/VIP Day Here!
Click here to check out our Electronic Backpack!
Be a lunchroom volunteer to experience Collegiate Kitchen.