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40th Anniversary Events

40th Anniversary Weekend Recap (September 16-17, 2022)

Nearly 500 members of the school community joined in the celebration of Topeka Collegiate’s 40th year during the weekend of September 16-17, 2022.  The weekend included an alumni reception, a teacher/founder brunch, and a schoolwide carnival on the playground. 

The celebration culminated with a sold-out Decades Dinner in Assembly Hall. Over 200 individuals attended the dinner, featuring alumni from each decade since the school's founding in 1982. From the 1980's to the 2000's, guests were entertained and inspired by the academic excellence, public speaking eloquence, and ambitious career paths of the following alumni: Matt Garlinghouse (‘90), Maria Maldonado (‘99), Nyalia Lui (‘08), and Laura Nicolae (‘12). 

The evening ended with a champagne toast and the announcement of the Sustain Campaign! 
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Recent Highlights

Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, Topeka Collegiate will share 40 nostalgic photos on our Facebook page on most Fridays. We hope you enjoy the #40Fridays project! If you have a photo you'd like to submit for consideration, please email 

We were thrilled to open previous time capsules at a schoolwide assembly on September 16! We also collected dozens of submissions from students for the new, 40th Anniversary Time Capsule! Do you have an item to submit to the time capsule that captures the essence of the 2022-2023 school year? Send an email to!


On Sunday, November 6, Topeka Collegiate opened its doors to special guests from Shawnee County Historical Society and the general public. Susan Garlinghouse, founder, and Dr. Lyn Rantz, head of the school, presented a program about the school which began over 40 years ago.

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