Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,796
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Paideia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
2004

Student Body

Total Students
215 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Paideia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2018-19 Tuition Rates: K-6 $8,796, 7-12 $9,084
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Director of Advancement, Doug Carr

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Board Game Club, Community Service Projects, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Music and Theatre Classes, Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hall Intramural Activities

School Notes

  • Classical & Christ-centered education
  • Pre-K program
  • Small class sizes and active parent & teacher involvement 
  • Fine arts (art, music, theater) classes weekly
  • Upper School features Hall Model, Socratic Method humanities classes, and Harkness approach to study of Great Books
  • New facililties with ongoing development

School Reviews

5  
This is a wonderful school for families whose priority is to teach their children a Christian, Bible-based worldview. I strongly support classical schools (do some research) and have been amazed by the students that graduate...they are grounded in academics and can articulate the reasoning behind their faith. I continue to be impressed by what the school offers (considering its size) and the teachers are top notch! Every time I visit, I want to stay and attend the omnibus classes, and participate in the conversation with these grounded and highly knowledgeable teachers. I haven't seen anything else that even comes close..the whole experience is unique, and the small size and style of teaching really lends itself to relationship building. If you want lots of bells and whistles then look elsewhere, but if your priority is solid academics and grounded spiritual teaching then you need to put this on your list.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,796
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $7,513 for elementary schools and $7,306 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Knoxville, TN is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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