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Where to Start

Choosing a school for your child is a very important decision.  At Tate’s, our desire is to make that process as easy as possible.  We encourage all interested parents to schedule a campus tour to experience firsthand our teachers' compassion, our active and happy students, and our warm, 54-acre campus including open-air classrooms.  Contact us by phone (865) 693-3021 or use the form below to schedule your tour today!

Admissions Process- Apply now!


Step 1: Inquire

Call or fill out an online inquiry form for more information.

Step 2: Visit Campus

Call or email to schedule a personalized golf cart tour at your convenience. Get ready to explore our 20+ outdoor learning areas, swimming pools, teaching gardens, and inviting classrooms. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Step 3: Apply

Create a username and password to access the online application and upload documents. A non-refundable fee of $200 must be submitted with each application. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Step 4: Student Visit & Assessment

Preschool applicants typically attend a Play Day and Kindergarten - 8th grade applicants schedule a Shadow Day to experience student life at Tate’s School (including lunch with new friends). Each student is assessed for academic readiness for their grade level.

Step 5: Acceptance

The Admissions team will review applications and an offer contracts beginning in February. Selections will be based on overall development, emotional maturity, academics, age, class size, and boy to girl ratios.

Step 6: Enrollment

Parents will be extended a contract offer*. When the contract is submitted and enrollment fees processed, the student will be enrolled. If your application is selected and no openings exist, then your child's file will be placed on the Waiting List. As openings occur, your file will be reviewed for placement.

* Due to the current health crisis, we encourage you to respond to a contract offer the same day if possible.

Schedule A Tour

Tate's School Website Inquiry:


Parent's First Name:


Parent's Last Name:


Preferred Visit Date:


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Grade Level Interest:

(1 required)
3 year-olds   1st Grade
4 year-olds   TK (Transitional Kindergarten)
Kindergarten   1st Grade
2nd Grade   3rd Grade
4th Grade   5th Grade
6th Grade   7th Grade
8th Grade

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