East Tennessee State University School is a great place to work and learn. Our school has a tradition of excellence that dates back to its beginning in 1911. In July of 1996, University School added another chapter to its rich history by implementing a year-round calendar. In doing so, we became the first K-12 laboratory school in the nation to take this innovative step.
The faculty, administration, and staff of University School are committed to providing a learning environment that nurtures the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student. We also recognize the importance of our role as a laboratory school. We have a special responsibility to model exemplary instructional practices to education students at East Tennessee State University and public practitioners in the region and nation. As we work preparing students in the 21st century, we are committed to achieving these important and complementary aims.
Educators in contemporary schools encounter new challenges every day. Unfortunately, yesterday's solutions are not always effective in solving today's problems. It is important that we as a community of parents, teachers, support personnel, administrators, and students embrace together the opportunity to face these educational challenges. The faculty, administration, and staff of University School welcome your participation. We hope you will communicate with us openly and will become actively involved in your children’s education.