Tate’s School Opens Doors to New Middle School Classrooms

Tate’s School will hold an Open House for 6th grade admissions at its West Knoxville campus today, June 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM and this coming Thursday, June 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM. In addition, Open House dates will also be available on Tuesday, June 16th and Thursday, June 18th at the same times.

Campus Tours will begin in front of the camp office just off Bob Gray Road. Please call Tracey at 850.519.2488 if you need additional directions.

Here is a copy of the official press release regarding the Open House dates:

Knoxville, TN – Located in West Knoxville, just off Cedar Bluff Road, Tate’s School announced last month that they will be expanding into the middle school grades beginning with the 6th Grade in the fall of 2015.

This month, Tate’s will be welcoming families to their June Open House Extravaganza being held four days during the month of June. Families can enjoy a golf cart tour of the beautiful, tranquil 52 acre campus featuring 3 saltwater pools, the log cabin library, the teaching garden, tennis courts, a boating pond, and the unique rustic classrooms that define the campus. The newly dedicated section of campus for the middle school is open and will showcase a beautiful granite water feature along with two rustic buildings. The classrooms feature exposed logs and wooden beams consistent with the warm, inviting, non-institutional style unique to Tate’s campus. Small class sizes of 16 students each will allow for personalized instruction that is an integral part of Tate’s School’s culture.

WHEN: JUNE 9th, 11th, 16th & 18th
Daytime Hours 10 am – 2 pm, Evenings 4 pm – 7 pm
WHERE: The Main entrance to Tate’s School is on N. Cedar Bluff Rd. adjacent to Verizon.

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. Beautifully designed in the style of a Kentucky horse stable, 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.

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. Tate’s School Principal, Kaye Gardner Simmons, and Technology Specialist, Misty Anderson, were accepted earlier this year into the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Innovative Leaders Institute. “We will have a STEAM curriculum that is on the cutting edge, preparing students not only for high school, but for much sought after careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, ” said Simmons. Spanish and Latin instruction along with classes in theater, music, and visual arts will also be offered.

“ Parents and alumni have been asking me for many years to offer middle school grades “ said Lou L. Tate, Director and Founder of Tate’s. “Our middle school will allow us to further prepare our students to enter high school as role models in the community, confident in themselves, their abilities, and in their service to others.”

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Chris Strevel
Executive Director at Tate's Day Camp
Chris first joined Tate’s Day Camp in 1989 while attending the University of Tennessee. He thought he was only looking for a fun summer job but quickly learned that he had found his career. After serving as a camp counselor, head counselor, and assistant director, he accepted the Executive Director role in 1993.
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