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Local Middle School Expansion Media Coverage

May 20, 2015
By Tate's School

The Knoxville Focus published a story regarding Tate's School's middle school expansion on Monday, May 18, 2015. Click on the thumbnail to the right to download a PDF of the article or read the text below! 


Tate’s launches Middle School for 2015-2016 School Year

Tate’s School has been providing Knoxville families with an exceptional education experience for students from preschool through the 5th grade since 1968. To mark the school’s 47th year, Tate’s School formally announced last week that they will be expanding into the middle school grades in the fall of 2015.

Tate’s School’s executive management team has adopted a managed growth strategy that will offer two sixth grade classes for the 2015/16 school year and expand one grade each consecutive year until seventh and eighth grades have been added by 2017. Small class sizes of 16 students each will allow for personalized instruction that is an integral part of Tate’s School’s culture.

Middle school instruction will be based on standards for college preparatory level work and students will be encouraged to enroll in advanced and Pre-AP courses. Tate’s School was the first elementary school in the state of Tennessee to become a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) campus. Spanish and Latin instruction along with classes in theater, music, and visual arts will also be offered.

Later this year, students across Tate’s campus will be able to appreciate the new Athletic and Dining Hall scheduled to open in January 2016. This new facility will offer an exciting opportunity to expand sports training, creative arts programs and includes a dining area where homemade, nutritionally sound meals will be prepared daily.