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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, and Social Studies and also instruction in Religion, Character Education through Tribes, 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

Visit 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 865.218.4494 or 865.777.9032 ext. 296 to schedule a tour.

Apply Online- 2019-2020 Applications are available October 1. 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 an Evaluation and Assessment- The Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family to schedule an admissions evaluation and visit once the application has been received.

Notification of Admissions Decisions- Applications for Priority Round Admissions must be complete by December 1st. Priority Round Admission Decisions will be mailed by February 1st. Applications for First Round Admissions must be complete by January 10th. First Round Admission Decisions will be mailed March 1st. Enrollment contracts, tuition agreement, and deposit are due by March 10. The Episcopal School of Knoxville will offer Rolling Admissions space provided. The Episcopal School of Knoxville will operate Waitlist Admissions as needed. 

Enrollment Contract- Enrollment contracts will be issued upon acceptances from the Admissions Committee. This online enrollment contract, accompanied by a non-refundable enrollment deposit, must be returned to the school within one week from the date of the submission of the enrollment contract. No enrollment is complete until the signed contract and enrollment fees are received by the school. 

We appreciate your interest, and hope to assist you any way we can.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  


Mary Lovely

Director of Admissions



The Episcopal School of Knoxville admits qualified students of any race, religion, color, nationality 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 or ethnic origin in administration of its policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.