To some, this may sound like an oxymoron.
That depends on where in the Tennessee Mountains. The area around Sewanee is particularly blessed with truly outstanding schools due to the location of the University of the South.
My daughter is a Sophomore at St. Andrews Sewanee School, which is affiliated with the University. Her experience there has been nothing short of inspiring. For gifted kids, the school is challenging and rewarding. www.sasweb.org
At the elementary school level, I recommend the public school located in Sewanee on the University domain. It is filled with the children of college professors and parents from the general community who care deeply about education. GreatSchools.net rates it 10 out of 10. www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/tn/312
With the combination of Sewanee Elementary, St. Andrews and the University of the South, you won’t find a more enlightened educational system anywhere.
Just another reason why our Village in a mountain paradise can be a diverse community of ages, cultures and experiences, including working families with kids.