Williamson County parents are gaining a new option for providing their children with a high quality, affordable private school education.
Thales Academy, a non-profit that operates a network of K-12 independent schools based in North Carolina, is expanding to bring to Franklin its first Tennessee campus, the school said in a statement released on Thursday.
The campus will open in July, initially offering grades K-3 for the 2020-2021 school year, with more grades to come in future years.
“We look forward to offering our Thales Academy model of the highest quality education at the most affordable tuition price to Nashville area families,” said Bob Luddy, founder of Thales Academy. “We are excited for the opportunity to grow and serve students outside of North Carolina as we expand to Tennessee this summer.”
A parent interest meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at The Gate Community Church, 3835 Carothers Parkway, Franklin. The church will serve as the academy’s temporary campus, but the two organizations are not affiliated.
Parents can sign up to attend this free informational meeting here.
Luddy and two campus administrators will present information about Thales Academy and will be available to answer questions. Children are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, visit their website here.
Thales Academy operates eight campuses in the Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina areas, instructing over 3,000 students, and continues to add campuses as demand for its school model grows. Student formation is designed to develop the entire person, which is achieved through a research-based teaching method, best-in-class instructors and a culture that embodies traditional values, according to the academy’s statement.
Hallmarks of Thales Academy include: rigorous, college-prep academics that emphasize learning to mastery; character formation; real world skills development; personalized attention and affordable tuition with no extra fees or fundraising. Tuition is $6,000 per year, with payment plans, discounts, and scholarships available. Thales Academy does not accept vouchers.
Thales Academy was established in 2007 in a temporary facility in the back of Luddy’s corporate office, according to the academy’s website. Luddy, our founder, is also president and founder of CaptiveAire Systems, a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems.
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