Topeka Collegiate families and friends,

This past weekend we welcomed back to campus many alumni, former teachers, friends, and family to celebrate our first 40 years! What started with humble beginnings as Shawnee Country Day School in Pauline, is now a thriving Topeka Collegiate. One thing that has evolved, but not changed, is this school’s clear Mission Statement. Also unchanged, since 1982, is that we are the only independent school in the area, with no ties to the government or religious oversight. It was incredible to reconnect, reminisce, and celebrate where we have been and where we are going with so many of you this past weekend!


Our faculty and students also participated in two unique assemblies as part of our festivities. On Friday, we opened two time capsules - created in 2002 and 2012. Then each class contributed to our 40th time capsule. As a former history teacher, this activity gave me great pause. Our current students journeyed through time to learn more about the students who came decades before them. The second assembly happened this morning, as we unveiled the Sustain Campaign and showed students the "flythrough" of our future campus. Stay tuned for more information - the campaign web page will be up soon, and we'll be announcing campaign receptions in the weeks ahead! We can't wait to share with those of you who were unable to attend the public announcement at the end of the Decades Dinner on Saturday night!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped to make multiple events a success in a narrow time window! Below, you'll see a photo of a few students who helped with set-up; we can't wait to share the official photos from the weekend in an upcoming "Special Edition" of the Collegiate Connection.

It is not be overstated that this school, through its special combination of tradition and innovation, has been providing exemplary education for hundreds of kids over the past 40 years. Thank you for being a part of our story! 

Dr. Lyn D. Rantz

Head of School

Mark Your Calendar!

  • September 19: TCL Volleyball vs Holy Family at McB Activity Center, 6:00 PM
  • September 20: Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Kansas History Museum, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • September 23: Collegiate Kitchen Opt-Out Deadline for Term 2
  • September 23: Kansas Book Festival Speaker Jimmy Beason
  • September 23: Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Kansas History Museum, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • September 23: TCL Soccer vs Christ the King at Topeka Collegiate, 6:00 PM
  • September 23: Nancy Perry Day of Caring
  • September 27: Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Kansas History Museum, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • September 28: TCL Volleyball vs Most Pure Heart @ Christ the King, 6:00 PM
  • September 30: Kindergarten Field Trip, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
  • September 30: TCL Soccer vs Most Pure Heart at Topeka Collegiate, 6:00 PM
  • September 30: Middle School Dance, 7:00-10:00 PM
  • October 3: TCL Volleyball vs Christ the King @ McB Activity Center, 7:00 PM
  • October 5-7: 7th Grade to Rock Springs
  • October 6: Book Buddies: Leaders
  • October 6: End of 1st Quarter
  • October 7: 2nd Grade Rocket Launch; 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
  • October 7: TCL Soccer vs Mater Dei @ Topeka Collegiate, 6:00 PM
  • October 7: 6th Grade Space Night at Banner Creek Observatory
  • October 10: No School, Teacher Work Day
  • October 10: TCL Volleyball vs Mater Dei @ McB Activity Center, 7:00 PM
View the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar here.


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


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

  • Order school photos for the 2022-2023 school year here. The deadline to order is October 10 - and retakes can be found at the same link. 
  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 40th Anniversary Weekend festivities over the weekend! We will send out a "special edition" of the Collegiate Connection soon! Such memories! Thank you again!


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

  • We are looking for an Aftercare Provider to join our team - just Thursdays and Fridays are needed at this point! Let us know if you - or someone you know - are interested!
  • We are still looking for a Prekindergarten Assistant to join our team!
  • The Collegiate Kitchen Term 2 Lunch Menu is now available. Term 2 begins on October 3. As a reminder, all students are automatically enrolled. Parents may opt out for Term Two here (deadline 9/23/22).
Check out the 2nd term lunch menu!
Subscribe to the Collegiate Connection.
Volunteer in the lunchroom.