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Thackston School

2023 Lake Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916-2903

(865) 522-0729


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Mrs. Thackston's School, as it was originally named, was the first private day school
in Knoxville. The school is situated in a historic old-style Fort Sanders home near the
University of Tennessee community near downtown Knoxville.
The founding principles have remained the same since the beginning. The school
was and still is devoted to providing a small, nurturing environment for educating
Classes are kept small, ensuring that each child receives the personal attention
needed to develop his/her natural talents and abilities. Our students develop strong
relationships with their teachers and classmates. Optimal learning takes place when
children feel accepted and secure.
At Thackston School, the student is the most important resource, and the school will
continue to provide traditional education enhanced by new and innovative ideas.
Excerpted from the preschool's website