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Facts About Thackston School

Average class size: Kindergarten-5th grade 1-15
Average class size: Preschool-Pre-Kindergarten 1-10.
130 students enrolled
Founded in 1920, Thackston School is the oldest private day school in Knoxville.
More than half of the faculty members hold advanced degrees.
Our location provides easy access to the University of Tennessee and Downtown Knoxville.
Third generation children now attend Thackston.
After-school gives students opportunity to experience enrichment activities, i.e., Art Discovery Workshop, Cross Country, Guitar, Piano, Girls on the Run, Fun Time Gymnastics Bus, Violin, Chess Club, and Science Discovery.
State approved.
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Our Mission

Thackston School is a co-educational, independent elementary school serving students in Preschool through Fifth Grade. It is our mission:

  • To offer a nurturing environment so students may seek academic excellence.
  • To recognize and develop each student's unique talents and gifts.
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