Thales Academy Announces Reduced Tuition for Franklin Campus to Provide Economic Relief

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Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of Pre-K-12 independent schools, announced Friday that it is offering a significant tuition reduction for its new campus in Franklin, Tennessee.

The tuition reduction is intended to help “offset the effects of the struggling economy” brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the school said in a Friday press release.

“Due to the economic effects of statewide closures, we have decided to reduce tuition to help make our affordable tuition model even more accessible to families in the Franklin area during this challenging time,” said Bob Luddy, founder of Thales Academy.

He said the tuition reduction will in no way deteriorate the quality of the education offered by Thales Academy.

“Our goal is to offer the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost to families, and we recognize that this is a time of increased financial stress for many. We are working to minimize costs as much as we can to offset the economic impact and allow families to continue to invest in a strong education for their child,” he added.

Under an early pay option, families can now save up to $1000 and pay only $5000 for a full year’s tuition if they pay the entire amount up front. If they prefer to spread payments over the year, they can save $700 and pay the $5,300 in annual tuition over 10 monthly payments.

“Tuition at Thales Academy covers all materials for the year, and our families appreciate that we never fundraise or charge any hidden or unexpected fees,” said Katherine Tripp, admissions counselor at Thales Academy. “Scholarships are also available for hardship cases. It is our mission to make a Thales Academy education attainable for all students.”

The Franklin campus will initially offer grades K-3 for the 2020-2021 school year, with more grades to come in future years. Due to the stay-at-home mandate issued by Gov. Bill Lee, in-person information sessions and tours for Thales Academy Franklin have been replaced with virtual options for the duration of the order, said the press release.

The school said virtual information sessions are being offered periodically and are posted on the Thales Academy Franklin Facebook page.

Thales Academy said its teachers and staff have been hard at work preparing a “full scale e-learning program” so that students can continue to learn in all subject areas during the pandemic.

The school currently operates eight campuses in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina and will open campuses in Franklin, Tennessee as well as Glen Allen, Virginia in July of this year.

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