Paideia Academy

  • Is your child being challenged to love God and love learning? Paideia Academy's classical Christian approach to education is not only focused on what the students are learning but also on the people they are becoming.
  • We strive for academic excellence with a clear understanding that all truth is God`s truth. Paideia nurtures the whole child in an engaging atmosphere and Christ-centered culture.

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

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2004

Student Body

Total Students215 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Paideia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,796
Tuition Notes2018-19 Tuition Rates: K-6 $8,796, 7-12 $9,084
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTisha Clapp

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Volleyball

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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-12 | 891 students
    2.7 miles
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865)813-4225
    2.7 NS-12
    891
  • Knoxville
    River's Edge Christian Academy
    River's Edge Christian Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: NS-12 | 382 students
    8.4 miles
    5600 Western Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865)201-1192
    8.4 NS-12
    382
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 986 students
    1.9 miles
    9800 Webb School Ln
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865)291-3830
    1.9 K-12
    986
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-12 | 1367 students
    4 miles
    11704 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37934
    (865)966-8858
    4 NS-12
    1367
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 169 students
    17.1 miles
    4615 Asheville Highway
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865)525-7807
    17.1 K-12
    169

School Reviews

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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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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $7,387 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Knoxville, TN is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).