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Our Mission

Our school’s purpose is to change educational outcomes. Since 1971, West End Academy has helped thousands of children escape from educational disaster by offering 1:1, individualized instruction, and small class sizes. Our mission is to reclaim success and opportunity for students who have encountered frustration and failure in their educational endeavors. Education is not a one-size-fits-all approach and all students are individuals who have unique and specific needs. Over the years, we have learned that students need one thing, a chance. This chance is one to grow and thrive to become successful individuals in all aspects of life. We strive to teach children academically and on the foundation of Christian principles, not only for today, but to give them hope for a future. We desire to bring hope back to the student and their family, as well as provide a platform for the student to build a successful sense of self-worth.

Vision and Philosophy

Our vision is to help Knoxville and surrounding areas children whose educational needs are not otherwise being met.

We are aware of thousands of children in Knoxville and surrounding areas looking for success in education. West End Academy wants to be of help to these students. We are committed to fostering a supportive environment. We will encourage high academic achievement and maintain our interest in developing the individual child, so that he or she might realize their fullest potential as creations of God.

West End Academy welcomes applications for admission from children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin in our admission policies, financial aid, or school activities. However, your child will be taught Christian principles while at our school.

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  • To provide a foundation for student success through Christian principles, consistency, and academic accountability

  • To provide a safe and secure learning environment with open communication

  • To provide an education that is designed for the students unique abilities and needs

  • To foster success

  • To build self-worth and eliminate shame from education 

  • To provide family and student-friendly homework schedules

  • To provide individualized instruction 

  • To provide consistent and caring discipline

  • To teach each student that learning can be fun

  • To foster a value-driven environment

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Answers You Need

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due on the first of every month. There will be a $25 late fee if it is not paid by the first.

How much is school tuition?

Please see our tuition and fees HERE.

Are your academic requirements the same as public school?

Yes! We are an approved school through the TN Department of Education. See more about our requirements and state requirements HERE.

Can I schedule a school visit?

Absolutely! Reach out at the information provided or fill out the form HERE.

Where can I find the school year calendar?

Please look HERE under calendar. 

How does transferring from another school work?

We take care of unenrolling your child from their current school if you decide that this is something that you want to do. We always wait for your final approval before unenrolling your child.