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The Episcopal School of Knoxville Prepares Students for Higher Education

The mission of The Episcopal School of Knoxville is to prepare students for higher education and a lifetime of learning within the context of a loving, inclusive and family-centered community. We enrich our students’ intellectual, physical, cultural and spiritual growth so that they may realize their potential as children of God and citizens of the […]

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Montessori For Moms

Montessori Programs: How they Differ from Traditional Programs

On August 15, I became a Montessori Mom. My two-and-a-half-year-old son started his first year in the Primary classroom.  His transition from grandparents/nannies/MDOs to a full-time school week has been a whirlwind. Even though I am also an administrator at his school, I was an emotional wreck during his orientation week. I wasn’t sure if […]

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Berean School

Small Classrooms and Academic Excellence at Berean Christian School

Berean Christian School (BCS) serves Pre K-12 students in a Christ-centered and biblical environment. From the time our students join the BCS community, they experience a nurturing atmosphere of learning and discovery in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service. Our teachers and staff use innovative methods to engage students and to build a community of […]

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Tate's Barn

Tate’s School Expansion Continues with “The Barn”

Located in West Knoxville, just off Cedar Bluff Rd., Tate’s School just opened the most amazing Athletic & Dining Hall! It features a gym, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a kitchen where homemade meals are prepared for students. Resident Chef Gerry Gardner delights in encouraging healthy eating and incorporating fresh herbs and vegetables from […]

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Morning Star Featured

Morning Star Child Development Center Opens Kindergarten in Fall 2017

Morning Star Child Development Center is expanding its services by offering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. Founded in 1990, Morning Star Child Development Center with national accreditation (NAEYC) and 3 star rating provides excellent care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Full-time, part-time, parents’ day out, summer camp and after school programs […]

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How Mother's Day Out Saved My Sanity

How Mother’s Day Out Saved My Sanity

It’s not for everyone. I get that. In the stay-at-home mom community I’m a part of, it’s something that few of us do, but many of us speak of privately. Quietly, I’ve had numerous conversations with close mama friends, many of whom feel that putting their little ones in any kind of program prior to […]

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Episcopal School of Knoxville

Setting the Foundation: ESK’s Junior Kindergarten Program Soars

At the Episcopal School of Knoxville, both the administration and faculty believe that “play is the work of children,” and at no level is that more apparent than with the junior kindergarten program. From its inception at the start of the 2014-15 school year, the program has provided a place where students are able to […]

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Berean Christian School

Berean Christian School Achieves Academic Excellence with Small Classroom Environment

Berean Christian School (BCS) serves K-12 students in a Christ-centered and biblical environment. From the time our students join the BCS community, they experience a nurturing atmosphere of learning and discovery in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service. Our teachers and staff use innovative methods to engage students and to build a community of learners. […]

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Dance Into Fall

Dance Into Fall Event {Recap}

Back in September, Knoxville Moms Blog hosted its first Dance Into Fall Family Festival Event at Angela Floyd Schools at their West location. This event allowed families to try out dance and music classes, and also meet and greet with Knoxville private schools and health professionals.  Thanks to Brianna Leigh Photography for capturing the fun […]

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PHOTOS BY Amy Smotherman Burgess

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. 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, […]

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Montessori for Moms : Motherhood and Mindfulness

Montessori For Moms :: Motherhood and Mindfulness

Recently, I took a course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. On the first day, our teacher, Claudio Barrientos of the Mindful Center in Knoxville, asked us, “Why are you here?”  Calmly, he repeated, “Why are you really here?” Again, he quietly asked, “Why are you really, really here?”        I took the course because of my […]

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