We are so excited to be part of the TSA family. Sean has felt at home in this school since day-
There is no better feeling than arriving at Shaw AFB (knowing nothing about the schools in the district), and experiencing the warmth and acceptances Thomas Sumter Academy gave us when walked through the front door. Words can’t describe knowing that your child will be taken care of by any faculty member while at school. This extended family has gone above their call as teachers and administrators and has accepted both of our children as their own. When you walk through the halls, you are greeted by name and a smile. You see children smiling everywhere. Thomas Sumter is a school that gives children what they need to succeed. They ensure each child develops a spiritual well-
I was just looking at my TSA year book a couple of weeks ago and thinking about how much I enjoyed my only year at TSA and how almost 25 years later the memories of my short time there are so vivid. Becky and I are looking at several areas to move to and settle down once our son starts school and I have seriously thought about moving near TSA just so my kids can attend it. I have been getting the newsletters for years and it seems like it still has the close knit, welcoming, family environment that stresses education, self worth and God.
Class of 1983
Thomas Sumter has been such a large part of my life! From my experiences as a student with the TSA classics like Mrs. DeBerry, Mrs. DuBose, Mrs. Dennis, Mr. Owens, Mrs. James and so many others, to my adult interaction as Finance Director and Board Member, Thomas Sumter has shaped my life in so many different ways! I still count so many of my high school friends as best friends for life and I am so very thankful to Thomas Sumter for providing the ingredients that led to these lifelong friendships and to the development of a sense of self that allows me to stand in today's world with confidence in who I am. Because I was allowed to develop in a culture that valued self-
Class of 1972
Alumni Parent, Former Teacher
After retiring with thirty years in the classroom, I had not considered returning full-
TSA has a close family atmosphere with Christian values that you want your child to be a part of.
Middle School Science Teacher
Thomas Sumter Academy is a blend of honored tradition and modern technology surrounded by God’s presence. It doesn’t get any better than this!
TSA has always been a “second home” for most of us, and therefore, we expect that “homey” atmosphere to be with us. Being here as long as I have as a parent, teacher, and student, I still feel the “second home” and love it.
Upper School Librarian
Class of 1968
Thomas Sumter has been such an important part of my life from the age of five and until now. I’m so thankful and blessed to be back on “The Hill” as a teacher and also to have my little girl, Porter, experience thesame opportunities that I was so blessed to have here. There have been wonderful changes that have taken place on “the Hill” over the years but the one thing that remains a constant is the love!
Tae Russell Laney
2nd Grade Teacher, Parent Class of 1996
I moved back to Sumter so that Jana Marie can have the same opportunities afforded by TSA that I experienced. The small classroom size and community environment are two factors that brought us back to Sumter. The TSA family played a major role in my development and I can only hope for such wonderful influences for Jana Marie.
Leigh McCormick Faircloth
Class of 1985, Current Parent
I’ve gained friendships and a better educational opportunity at TSA.
Class of 2008
I love TSA because of the family atmosphere. It is very inviting and welcoming.
Class of 2009
I’ve been here all my life. It is all I know. I love it! It’s great!
Class of 2011
The teachers help you when you have problems and try to understand you.
Class of 2012
Everyone is nice. It’s easy to make friends.
Mary Margaret Green
Class of 2014
I love my friends at Thomas Sumter. The teachers are nice.
Class of 2018