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Welcome to The Episcopal School of Knoxville! We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about ESK and the excellent education we have to offer your child.

In addition to maintaining high academic standards and a student/teacher ratio of 9 to 1, we at The Episcopal School of Knoxville believe in educating the whole child through the core academics of Literature, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and also instruction in Religion, Character Education through Tribes Agreements, and Community Service. We take pride in a warm, family centered environment that provides our students with the emotional security necessary to achieve their full potential as students and as citizens.

The Episcopal School of Knoxville is committed to both the academic excellence and the personal growth of our students. Small classes combined with the talents of the finest teachers allows us to nurture our students' natural curiosity and enthusiasm. ESK instills a love of learning at an early age and establishes a strong academic foundation for the future success of our students. We believe that meaningful learning comes from collaboration, problem-solving and making connections, so our approach to learning is interdisciplinary.

In the tradition of Episcopal schools nationwide, our curriculum includes an introduction to the fine arts, a challenging and inclusive physical education program, as well as outstanding extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs. ESK believes in the importance of spiritual and personal growth and of building a community of individuals who are kind, honest, independent, and compassionate. 

Our hope is by touring our campus and visiting the website you will find The Episcopal School of Knoxville to be a great fit for your child and family.

Steps for the Application Process

Tour our Campus- The best way to learn about The Episcopal School of Knoxville is to visit our beautiful campus during the school day.  Call the Admissions Office at 865.777.4212 or 865.777.9032 ext. 355 to schedule a tour.

Apply Online- 2022-2023 Applications remain open throughout the school year as long as spots are available. 2023-2024 applications are open starting September 1, 2022. To begin the Online Application process, select Create an Account from the menu above.  Then log into your account and provide the information necessary to Create a New Student Application for your child.  You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your child's application at any time by selecting the Student’s Name.

After submitting the application, you will be able track online your admissions status at the school by logging into your account.  There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms, and if necessary reprint the supplemental forms.

The application includes a $50 non-refundable application fee for Jr. Kindergarten and a $85 non-refundable application fee for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  

Schedule a Student Visit Day and Assessment- The Admissions Office will contact your family to schedule an admissions evaluation and visit once the application, school records, and at least one teacher recommendation form have been received.

Notification of Admissions Decisions- Decisions will be emailed on a rolling basis. The Episcopal School of Knoxville will operate Waitlist Admissions as needed. 

Tailored Tuition- Once your child has been accepted, you have the opportunity to apply for tailored tuition. Click here for more information on tuition assistance. 

Enrollment Contract- Enrollment contracts will be issued upon acceptances from the Admissions Committee. This online enrollment contract must be completed within two weeks of acceptance.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to getting to know you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  


Corinne Mattern

Director of Admissions and Advancement



The Episcopal School of Knoxville admits qualified students of any race, religion, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnic origin in administration of its policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.