Topeka Collegiate families and friends,

Welcome to September and thank you for a great first three weeks of school! 

It was wonderful to see so many families at Back to School Night. We are thrilled to open this school year with 141 total students, 27 new students, and three new faculty members. Many teachers have commented on how much they appreciate our parents and families, so thank you for being such a supportive school community for our students, staff and one another. 

We are looking forward to our celebrating our 40th year in two weeks. We are still in need of event volunteers, please let us know if you are interested!  

As always, please know our door is always open and my email is always on. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend,

Dr. Lyn D. Rantz

Head of School

Mark Your Calendar!

  • September 2: Deadline to purchase Spirit Wear for Spirit Week
  • September 5: No School, Labor Day
  • September 9: School Picture Make-Up Day! Click here to view the August 26 photo gallery and let us know if you'd like another photo taken. Gallery password: 2023TCS.
  • September 12: Middle School Midterms 
  • September 16: 40th Anniversary Student Assembly, 8:30 AM
  • September 16: 40th Anniversary Evening Reception, 6:30-9 PM
  • September 17: 40th Anniversary Founder & Teacher Brunch, 10-11:30 AM
  • September 17: 40th Anniversary Eagle Family Carnival, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • September 17: 40th Anniversary Decades Dinner, 7:00 PM
  • September 19: Schoolwide Student Assembly, 8:30 AM
  • September 23: Collegiate Kitchen Opt-Out Deadline for Term 2
  • September 30: Middle School Dance, 7:00-10:00 PM
  • October 7: 6th Grade Space Night at Banner Creek Observatory
  • October 10: No School, Teacher Work Day
  • October 11-14: Spirit Week! Submit orders by September 2 to get your gear in time for Spirit Day - additional details coming soon.
  • October 17: First Quarter Report Cards
  • October 28: Halloween Assembly, 8:30 AM
  • October 28: Halloween Observed, 1/2 Day of School
  • October 31: No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences
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.

  • Students are busy in their classrooms, acclimating to new schedules and beginning their academic journey! Now is a good time to review the family handbook and/or middle school handbook.
  • We look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year! To read the best practices suggested for parents and schools by the National Association of Independent Schools, click here.


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

  • Thank you for being the strongest voice for Topeka Collegiate in the community! The #1 reason new families choose our school is when they hear from current parents like you. In appreciation, we offer a $575 Referral Incentive!
  • COVID-19 Testing begins next week. Learn more about the Eagles360 Program, including how to give consent, here.
  • Request a Topeka Collegiate yard sign, we'll have it delivered to your child's classroom for pick-up!
  • Request your Volunteer Passport here! Keep track of your hours and earn a spot at the ice cream social!
  • Our September volunteer of the month is the Doll family! Thank you Ken for capturing all the smiles on school picture day and thank you Maggie for creating memorable videos for our 40th anniversary celebration!
  • Want to see Topeka Collegiate's event schedule on your electronic calendar? Click here to subscribe to the School Calendar.


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

Congratulations to Maria Estrada - she recently took her oath of citizenship and we could not be more excited for her! Please join us in celebrating this significant milestone! Pictured from left to right: Dr. Lyn Rantz, Head of School; Maria Estrada, Building Manager; and Debra Ricks, Director of Finance and Operations

We can't wait to see the official 40th Anniversary photo taken by Nathan Ham Photography! In the meantime, enjoy this behind-the-scenes photo of staff arranging students on the South Playground lawn.

Thank you to Advisor's Excel for including Topeka Collegiate in your school supply drive! Sixth grade students are pictured here with Ms. Hossain and Advisor's Excel representatives.

Check out the current lunch menu!
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Volunteer in the lunchroom.