NASHVILLE — A new private school set to open in the Nashville area one year from now will stress, among other things, character education and innovative thinking.
School officials will open at a temporary incubator location in July 2020 in the area, Hall said.
About 50 parents came out to hear Hall and other school officials discuss their plans at an information session at Nashville’s West End Community Church Friday.
“This is a private school that will cost about $6,000 a year. In the Nashville market other private schools probably cost about $12,000 – $22,000,” Hall told The Tennessee Star.
“For the beginning, it’ll be K-5, maybe K-8, depending on the enrollment and how that matches out. If we have the right enrollment then we’ll create a high school and junior high school as well.”
School officials are looking concurrently for both an incubator location and a location for the permanent building afterwards, Hall said.
According to slides Hall and others showed parents, Thales Academy teaches critical thinking and leadership skills, and it also teaches students how to develop themselves to their highest potential in life.
A classical curriculum, meanwhile, stresses grammar, logic, and rhetoric.
Parents approached Thales Academy founder Bob Luddy in 2006 and asked for his help developing a better educational option for their children, the slides went on to say.
Luddy, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is CEO of CaptiveAire, a commercial ventilation manufacturer.
The first Thales Academy opened in 2007 in the back of Luddy’s corporate office, and more schools opened after that in North Carolina.
Students who attend the academy have gone on to numerous prestigious and reputable colleges and universities, according to the slides.
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