The Episcopal School of Knoxville’s Middle School Open House October 27th


The Episcopal School of Knoxville’s Middle School academic program is rich in opportunity for intellectual exploration and discovery as well as creative expression.

PHOTOS BY Amy Smotherman Burgess

The Episcopal School of Knoxville recognizes the middle school years as the most varied and exciting period in adolescent life. During this important time of intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual and emotional development, students establish foundations for success in high school, college and the world beyond. Our goal is to prepare students to walk confidently through the doors of the high school of their choosing. Mastering an essential core of knowledge, enhancing critical thinking skills, and developing effective communication strategies are integral components of the Middle School experience.

With the addition of a 22,000 sq. foot building set to open in November 2016, the expanded space for the arts, athletics, academics and innovation will allow ESK to deepen the middle school experience of Episcopal education. In the new space, students will hone their skills in collaboration, communication and critical thinking for the 21st century.

PHOTOS BY Amy Smotherman Burgess

In the new Makerspace, projects will quickly become a hub of creativity and innovation. Working with currents in motion, the space will augment the school’s ability to foster children’s curiosity and desire to create. With the Fine Arts being a focus at ESK with current offerings of a choral performing group, string band and concert band, the building will add flexible rehearsal and performance spaces for the growing and popular programs. Lastly the building will include a new gymnasium. With a record number of students participating in sports, the athletic facility will include a regulation high-school court for both basketball and volleyball and growth of a new soccer/football field, a multipurpose field and four tennis courts.

PHOTOS BY Amy Smotherman Burgess

Join us Thursday, October 27, at 6pm for a special event targeted toward middle school. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet ESK’s faculty, get a tour of Googe Hall and meet Middle School Director Red Waller. There will also be a panel of both current alumni students and families who will be available to answer your questions. Please RSVP to Admissions Director Alice Harris via email at [email protected] or call 865-218-4494.

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Eighteen years ago, I moved to Knoxville after graduating college and fell in love with the city that has now truly become my home. Shortly after moving here, I married my college sweetheart, and when not working we set out to travel as much as we could. After working as a financial manager for six years, I welcomed my first son in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later we added another baby boy to make us a family of four. In June 2016, we welcomed our third son. I founded Knoxville Moms in November 2013 which began my career as a work-from-home mom, and it grew to the expansion of Chattanooga Moms in March 2016. We welcomed our first girl in November 2017 making us a family of six and adding a little pink in our house. In June 2021, I became the co-owner of the Atlanta Mom website, and in March 2022 I became the owner of the Nashville Moms parenting website. When I’m not chasing the kids or stepping on Legos, you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about my toes in the sand. I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy providing local resources for families in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville.


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