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Welcome to Tate's School


Tate's School is an independent, private school that has been serving the Knoxville area since 1968. Tate’s School offers an accelerated, 21st-century curriculum that instills academic excellence in our students. We guide our students to reach their optimum potential intellectually, physically, and socially. Each student is challenged to think critically and creatively in a structured environment where excellence is rewarded and individual effort is encouraged.  Utilizing our extensive, 54 acre campus as an extension of our classrooms, our curriculum includes personal experience, hands-on activities, and collaborative learning. Tate's School is blessed with having a caring, enthusiastic, well-educated faculty and staff who are dedicated to assisting our students with their intellectual development, and empowering the students to become successful, productive, accountable young men and women of sound character and reputation.
We invite you to browse through our website and become more familiar with who we are and what we can do for you and your child. Although we have done our best to reasonably represent our school online, there is no substitute for the real thing. To really experience the Tate’s difference, we invite you to visit to meet our staff, tour our campus, and experience Tate’s School for yourself. Should you have questions, or would like to schedule a tour, please contact Kimberly Lamb, admissions coordinator, at 865-693-3021 or by email at







Tate's Announces First Responder Scholarship

As the final Act of Kindness during their 50th Year Celebration, Tate's School announces a scholarship for children of First Responder Families. read more



If you desire support, assistance, and creative freedom, and you're seeking a job where purpose is primary, then we need to talk, because that's exactly what we expect from our staff at Tate’s Day Camp. Benefits include nights and weekends off; leadership skill development; valuable experience working with children; and potential paid internship credit. We have both full and part-time positions available.

Camp Counselors

Lifeguards (we will pay for your certification)

Climbing Instructors for Tower and Zipline (we will pay for your training)

Art Teachers

Archery Instructors

Guest Services

Nature Instructors

For more information and an online application visit: