Welcome to Tattnall Square Academy- home of the Trojans since 1969. Tattnall has a longstanding reputation for providing an exceptional education grounded in Christian faith. It’s the perfect balance for ongoing academic, spiritual, and extracurricular growth. With the help of our dedicated faculty and staff, your child will reach his or her full potential in these areas. As Tattnall Square Academy’s Head of School, I ensure you will receive a sound return on the investment in your child’s education. We expect our graduates to not only be fully prepared to excel in their respective colleges of choice, but also to be firm in their faith and willing and able to share this faith with others. We realize the choice of private school education is a decision of infinite importance, one that will shape the life of your family for years to come. We take our role in your child’s development seriously and dedicate ourselves to fostering relationships with both you and your child. We are excited that you have expressed an interest in Tattnall. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if I may be of assistance in any way.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to provide an exceptional college preparatory education, grounded in Christian faith. We partner with families to develop the disciplines for lifelong success, while inspiring a passion to glorify God in all that we do.
ABOUT TSA Tattnall Square Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The faculty and staff set the tone for excellence. Together with our students, we have created an exceptional Christian educational environment.Â As our school crest symbolizes, Tattnall Square Academy is dedicated to nurturing the mind, spirit, and body.
OUR HISTORY Tattnall Square Academy was chartered as a nonprofit corporation by the State of Georgia in 1969. Our school is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Tattnall Square Baptist Church members, school parents, and members of our community. Located in North Macon, Tattnall Square Academy is a co-educational day school for students in preschool through grade twelve and provides a college preparatory curriculum.
STATEMENT OF FAITH We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inherent Word of God (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21). We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30). We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11). We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by Godâ€™s grace and through faith alone we are saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5). We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29). We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28). We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18). This statement of faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach.
PRESCHOOL K3 & K4 Our mission in preschool is for your child to grow in the same way that Jesus grew. Luke 2:52 is our theme verse. It says, â€œAnd Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.â€? If Christ is our example, it is fitting then, for us to make it our mission to help your child grow in wisdom (knowledge), stature (movement and coordination), in favor with God (spiritually), and in favor with men (social skills). Our curriculum seeks to develop children in each of these areas with skills taught through thematic units and interactive play.
KINDERGARTEN Our goal is to educate, love, and nurture your children in a caring, Christian environment. Our curriculum provides many hands-on experiences that allow children to explore learning in creative ways through the use of various manipulatives. Our full day program allows these young students the opportunity to express themselves creatively and, by encouraging them to develop their problem solving skills through experimentation with handson-materials.
CHOOSE CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION All students participate in weekly chapel, small group sessions, and mission service while Christian faith and principles are woven into the everyday classroom environment.
DAYCARE & LUNCH AFTER SCHOOL CARE Our After School Care is available for students in K3 through 5th grade. This service is available from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. An additional charge will be billed separately for children picked up after 6:00 p.m. The program is open by reservation only for conference days, early dismissals, and other school events. Additional information can be requested through the Admissions Office.
SUMMER DAY CARE Summer Day Care is available for rising K4 through 5th grade students. The service is available from the end of the school year to the beginning of the next school year from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Morning and afternoon snacks are included; however, lunch is not. Students bring a sack lunch. An additional cost will be billed for children picked up after 6:00 p.m.
After School Care and Summer Day Care prices subject to change.
LUNCH - TSA CAFĂ‰ Students may choose from hot meal options each day or may purchase a la carte. A salad bar with fresh fruits and vegetables is also available on a daily basis along with cold sandwiches. A menu is published monthly on our website and sent home with students to make weekly lunch planning easy and convenient for our families. Students may also bring their lunch if desired. Students may enjoy their lunch in our lunchroom or in several designated outdoor dining areas. You may choose to make payments into your childâ€™s lunch account or pay on a daily basis. Lunchroom balances are sent home monthly, but may be obtained at any time by contacting a member of the lunchroom staff.
K3 & K4 eat in classrooms Kindergarten 10:55 - 11:25 1st grade 11:00 - 11:30 2nd grade 11:00 - 11:30 3rd grade 11:10 - 11:40 4th grade 11:25 - 11:55 5th grade 11:25 - 11:55 6th grade 12:03 - 12:36 7th grade 12:06 - 12:36 8th grade 12:00 - 12:36 9th grade 12:57 - 1:27 10th grade 12:53 - 1:27 11th grade 12:50 - 1:27 12th grade 12:47 - 1:27
LOWER SCHOOL FIRST GRADE Our mission in first grade is to establish a solid Christian education foundation in three specific areas. First, our academics are anchored in successfully integrating units in reading, language arts, and math. Next, our students develop socially through numerous group activities that develop cooperation and respect for self and others through our teaching of Christian character. The third and possibly the most important part of our students’ growth deals with their spiritual development which is taught through our Bible curriculum. Together with parents’ reinforcement at home and working together as a team, our mission becomes successful. Our ultimate goal is to provide a positive academic experience and to know each child’s strengths, needs, and learning styles.
SECOND GRADE Our mission in second grade is to help each child mature academically, spiritually, and socially. We strive to help each child recognize and develop his or her strengths and talents. Equipping students with reading skills and decoding strategies is a high priority. Our math curriculum provides students with a strong foundation of computation, problem solving skills, and math vocabulary. Our exploratory classes include a variety of opportunities for students to explore art, science, and technology. It is our goal to facilitate each child’s full potential.
THIRD GRADE Third grade is an exciting year full of many new experiences for your child. Third grade marks the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Within our content areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, and Bible, class work undergoes many changes in style and length. Third graders show evidence of expanding language with increased vocabulary. They are ready to engage in abstract discussions as they respond to curricula and life experiences. There is an increased level of independence that is formed and encouraged on a daily basis through the use of life skills. In order to meet the challenges of the future, third grade strives to help each child develop socially, emotionally, and academically in a Christ-like environment.
FOURTH GRADE In fourth grade, students are deepening their knowledge of mathematics, reading, and writing. While these are focus areas, we also begin a more in depth study of science and social studies. Fourth graders are equipped to complete more complex assignments that ask them to assimilate knowledge from a variety of resources. Students are encouraged to become independent learners across the curricula, while still benefitting from group interactions in a cooperative, Christ-like learning environment.
FIFTH GRADE The fifth grade teachers strive to provide a nurturing, Christian environment for our pre-teen learners to perfect basic skills with a college and career preparatory mind set. Our literacy goal is to offer a focus for instruction and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks, including the core areas of science and history. In the content area of mathematics our purpose is to develop fluency and understanding of mathematical operations and their applications in daily life situations.
Elementary Art is geared toward teaching all students the fundamentals of both art and art history. Beginning in preschool, we teach how everything begins with a simple shape and we use this same principle throughout their growing experience, building on it, and adding the basic elements of art. Each student experiences a multitude of mediums, such as chalk, oil, pastels, charcoal, markers, paper mache, plaster and clay. In the spring, their growth and talents are then proudly put on display in Tattnall’s annual Spotlight on the Arts.
DISCOVERY The DISCOVERY Program provides avenues of learning outside of the regular classroom for gifted/highly talented students in grades three - six. In order to be enrolled in DISCOVERY a student must meet criteria for admissions based on standardized tests, classroom performance/grades, teacher recommendation and testing. The class covers a range of topics not covered within the regular classroom setting. The goals of the DISCOVERY Program are to provide additional avenues for learning for gifted/highly talented students and to produce students who will contribute to their community to their utmost potential.
LAB 413 - LEARNING AND BELIEVING Based on Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” LAB 413 is a learning resource program which allows students to have individualized instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. Students will be assisted individually or in small groups either in the resource lab or in their own classroom. The purpose of this program is to support our students and teachers in their pursuit of academic achievement and excellence.
MUSIC In the music classroom at TSA, the primary focus is to develop a love and understanding of music in our students. Students experience music first hand through singing, movement, and instrument playing. Using the Orff-Schulwerk method, students use play to discover beat, rhythm, tuneful singing, and other musical elements. There are many opportunities for students to perform on stage throughout the year such as Grandparents Day, Christmas Musical, Spring Musical, and our annual Spotlight on the Arts. Students in 5th grade choose between band or chorus and attend the class three times a week. K3 through 4th grade students attend general music once a week.
STEM LAB/MAKERSPACE Students in grades 1st through 5th participate in the STEM Lab as a part of their exploratory rotation weekly. In the lab, students engage in activities and challenges that incorporate the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. The Makerspace is a part of our STEM Lab and provides students with a place where they can explore, create and invent. The makerspace is designed to foster student-led creativity, exploration and innovation.
TECHNOLOGY Elementary students in grades K4 through 5th go to the Chromebook or Chromebase lab once a week for a structured class in computer skills. In K4, K5, and 1st grade, students focus on correct finger placement, familiarity with the keyboard, computer terminology, and mouse techniques. The 2nd and 3rd graders are introduced to Google Docs and Slides, with an emphasis on choosing font style, color, inserting and typing paragraphs as well as an introduction to coding. With 4th and 5th grade students, the emphasis is on memorizing the alphabetic keyboard and mastering the techniques necessary to create Google Docs and Slides within Google Drive and GMail etiquette while also expanding more Scratch coding exploration.
LOWER SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES SOCCER ART BAND BASKETBALL MAKERSPACE DRAMA FOOTBALL ROBOTICS MATH TEAM STUDENT COUNCIL MUSIC CHORUS COOKING CHEERLEADING
MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE OF STUDY A two-semester calendar year is scheduled with 18-week semesters. Academic reports are issued every nine weeks. Comprehensive exams are administered at the end of each semester. Classes are 50 minutes, 5 days a week, 7 periods daily, with a 10 minute break period each day. Parents and students use Schoology, a LMS (Learning Management System). A LMS is an organized, consistent way for a school and its teachers to share instructional materials with students. It is also an organized, consistent means for parents to receive information about their child’s education.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Middle School students are required to provide community service hours each year. Students must complete one hour of service above his/her grade level by the end of the current school year.
EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES MATH TEAM BAND JUNIOR BETA CLUB DANCE TEAM MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL JUNIOR Y-CLUB BASEBALL
BASKETBALL DRAMA CHEERLEADING GOLF FOOTBALL CROSS COUNTRY SOCCER TENNIS WRESTLING TRACK & FIELD SWIMMING VOLLEYBALL ROBOTICS CLAY TARGET SHOOTING TEAM
GRADE LEVELS Our middle school model consists of a transitional sixth grade program along with a traditional seventh and eighth grade schedule.
UPPER SCHOOL COURSE OF STUDY A two-semester calendar year is scheduled with 18-week semesters.
WHERE WILL YOUR PATH LEAD?
Academic reports are issued every nine weeks. Comprehensive exams are administered at the end of each semester. Classes are 50 minutes, 5 days a week, 7 periods daily, with a 10 minute break period each day. Parents and students use Schoology, a LMS (Learning Management System). A LMS is an organized, consistent way for a schoolÂ and its teachers to share instructional materials with students. It is also an organized, consistent means for parents to receive information about their childâ€™s education.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Upper school students are also required to complete at least 20 hours of community service annually.
“What makes Tattnall the best is the heart of the faculty and staff. They meet the students’ needs, form true relationships with families and provide an exceptional academic program.” - Tattnall Parent
Our school has a faculty and professional staff of 88. All faculty members meet the same professional learning unit requirements as teachers certified by the State of Georgia. Our faculty averages 17 years of teaching experience, and 14 years is the average tenure at Tattnall. Working in an independent school offers our teachers the opportunity to use interactive teaching methods that engage our students and encourage higher order critical thinking skills.
ACCREDITATION Tattnall Square Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association, and the Georgia High School Association. Tattnall accepts and classifies transfer credits or grade replacements from schools that are accredited by regional accrediting agencies that are part of the Commission on International and Transregional Accreditation.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK Grades earned in academic subjects are used to determine a student’s grade point average. All Advanced Placement Courses are weighted with an extra 5 points in the computation and honors courses are weighted an extra 2 points. Tattnall Square Academy recognizes students with an overall average of 90 or better in academic core classes at graduation as Honor graduates. Students who achieve an overall average in academic core classes of 95 and above are designated as Honors with Distinction graduates.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION Students must complete a total of 25 units + 1 unit of community service (20 hours per year, grades 9-12). Our college preparatory curriculum requires the following classes for graduation from Tattnall Square Academy: 4 units of Math 4 units of English 4 units of Social Studies 4 units of Science 3 units of Bible
1 unit of Health/PE 1 unit of Fine Arts 2 Academic Elective units 2 consecutive units of the same Foreign Language 1 unit of Community Service (20 hours per year, grades 9-12)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND DUAL ENROLLMENT AP American Literature AP Calculus AB DE English DE Humanities AP British Literature AP Calculus BC DE U.S. History DE Music Appreciation AP U.S. Government & Politics AP Art DE Psychology DE Public Speaking AP European History AP Physics DE Sociology AP Statistics AP Computer Science DE Art Appreciation Colleges and universities in the United States value AP exam grades in the admission process and use these grades to award college credit or advance placement. Dual Enrollment classes are in conjunction with Middle Georgia State College and Central Georgia Technical College.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES Our faculty realizes that each student has his/her own assets and needs. Therefore, we provide a wide variety of activities that attend to the interests of each studentâ€™s unique abilities. The following is a list of extracurricular activities currently available at the high school level. Senior Beta Club The Yearbook Staff Junior Beta Club Key Club Ecology Action Club Pep Club Student Council Robotics World Language Club Honor Council Band Y Club FCA Literary
CHOOSE PERSONAL ATTENTION The average class size consists of 13 students, allowing faculty the opportunity to better serve each individual studentâ€™s needs.
A YEAR IN NUMBERS CHOOSE
THE BEST Tattnall Square Academy was voted “Best Private School” by Macon Telegraph readers for seven consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
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ACCEPTED TO A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
TSA was also voted “Best Preschool” (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), “Best Summer Camp” (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and “Best Place to Work” (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). The Tattnall Math Team has built a championship legacy earning an average of 19 first place trophies annually. In 2019, the varsity math team won the GHSA 1A State Competition.
AWARDED IN SCHOLORSHIPS
RETAINED HOPE SCHOLARSHIP
AP & DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES
COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING All seniors are required to take the SAT and/or the ACT as well as apply and be accepted at a college or university by the end of their senior year.
SAT SCORES *Average of the top 20% for the class of 2020
*Average of the mid 50% for the class of 2020
ACT SCORES *Average of the top 20% for the classes of 2017-2019
*Average of the mid 50% for the classes of 2017-2019
CHOOSE TO PREPARE On average, 92% of graduates who earned HOPE retained it after their freshman year of college.
The Class of 2019 was awarded $2.5 million in scholarships (excluding HOPE) and were accepted to over 40 different colleges and universities.
TECHNOLOGY BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE As a Google Suite (G Suites) school, students in grades 5-12 need a device that is easily compatible with Google applications. In light of our experiences since becoming a BYOD/GSuite school, the Technology Support Team provides device recommendations as parents prepare to make a computer purchase for your students. Device guidelines and recommendations can be found at http://bit.ly/tsadeviceguidelines.
SCHOOLOGY Schoology is TSAâ€™s learning managament system that serves as a communication hub for parents, students, and faculty. Assignments, class announcements, faculty communication, lesson support and materials, and other helpful links are all posted to Schoology. It is vital that you login to Schoology on a regular basis. Fifth through twelfth grade students use Schoology daily in classes. All parents can access Schoology to view updated information on their childâ€™s classes and academic progress. Elementary classes create groups in Schoology to keep parents updated on classroom activities.
ATHLETICS FALL SPORTS Football Softball Volleyball Cross Country Clay Target Cheerleading Band
WINTER SPORTS Basketball Swimming Wrestling Cheerleading
SPRING SPORTS Baseball Soccer Track and Field Tennis Golf
COLORS: BLUE AND GOLD TEAM NAME: TROJANS MASCOT: TROY THE TROJAN DIVISION: CLASS A
GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
FINE ARTS 512 seat
Whether setting the stage, striking a chord, creating a masterpiece or simply exploring the talents of the individual, Tattnall Square Academy believes its students in the visual arts program gain an insight into themselves. The arts develop important life skills such as focus, concentration, imagination, discipline, and cooperation necessary for the students to succeed in academic areas as well as everyday life experiences.
TUITION AND FEES
The tuition and fees below are for the 2019-2020 school year. All tuition and fees are subject to change. Application and Testing Fee: $60.00 The non-refundaable application and testing fee applies to prospective students to cover the cost of matriculation.
K3 (FULL DAY) K4 (FULL DAY) KINDERGARTEN GRADES 1-5 GRADES 6-8 GRADES 9-12
Tuition payments are made in 12 monthly installments beginning in June and running through May of the following calendar year.
There is a $300.00 discount per child for tuition and fees paid in full for the entire family account by June 17.
Tattnall Square Academy accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as payment for tuition and fees. Automatic recurring monthly tuition credit card payments may be set up through the Finance Office or online.
Families may also set up a montly automatic bank draft for tuition payment. Please contact the Finance Office to discuss this payment option or go online.
OTHER FEES AND SERVICES
The Academic Support and Enrichment Program is available to students in grades 7-12 who meet certain requirements. The program is designed with a small student teacher ratio. The cost of the program is $1,350.00 a year ($150.00 per month from September -May).
An annual re-enrollment fee of $150.00 per child is charged to guarantee placement for the upcoming school year. Re-enrollment fees are billed each calendar year. An entrance fee of $500.00 per family (non-refundable) is payable only upon entrance of the first child to Tattnall Square Academy. The fee may be divided equally and paid on a monthly basis during the year.
Electives: High School Art Driverâ€™s Ed
TEACHER TESTIMONY WE ARE FAMILY Written by: Shirley Kitchings
If you asked me for one word to describe Tattnall Square Academy, I would have to say family, for several reasons. To begin, I have taught here for thirty-four years, almost half my life. During this time, Tattnall has become my second home, and lasting relationships with fellow faculty members and Tattnall families have been formed. So what does it really mean to be family? Families have ties that bind. When I came to Tattnall in August of 1982, I was quickly welcomed into the Tattnall family. I was a single parent with a sevenyear-old daughter, Julie. I had planned to be a stay at home mom, but my life had not worked out as I had planned, and I needed to return to teaching to make ends meet. Two weeks before school started, God answered my prayers with an English position at Tattnall. As Jeremiah 29:11 states, God had great plans for me. Teaching at Tattnall provided me with much more than a paycheck. I gained a Tattnall family to walk with me on this journey of life. Beloved English teachers Doe Watson and Pat Jenkins welcomed me, mentored me, helped me and inspired me to try to be the best teacher I could be. More importantly, my Tattnall family partnered with me in my attempt to raise my daughter Julie “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Over the years that followed, my Tattnall family provided Julie with much more than a strong academic foundation; they reinforced the Christian foundation she was being taught at home and at church. Tattnall is also where she met Bryan Scott, a godly student who took her out on her first date and who married her six years later. Now, my Tattnall family is partnering with them to raise their children, my grandchildren – Avery, Brynn, and Asa Scott – to glorify God in all that they do. As students have moved or graduated and as teachers have retired, our Tattnall family has had to say our goodbyes. Nevertheless, the Tattnall ties still bind us. These ties are strong, Tattnall Strong, and examples abound, from students who come back “home” to visit on college breaks, to alumni who are now enrolling their children, to retired teachers who meet regularly to catch up on old times, to daughters like Julie Scott and Carolyn Stuart, who return to teach at Tattnall with their moms. We have many lasting traditions teachers at TSA began, such as K5 students searching for the Gingerbread Man, Thanksgiving feasts, Faculty Follies, the Kids Yule Love Christmas Program and the Moving Up Ceremony. Over the years, we’ve laughed together, cried together, rejoiced together, played together, and most importantly, prayed together, and our Tattnall family bond has been made stronger in the process. That’s to be expected, however, for we share the same bloodline. We bleed blue and gold, so there will always be no place like home, our Tattnall home! To parody a popular 1979 hit, “We are family! All my Tattnall Trojans and me!”
CHOOSE TRADITION Founded in 1969, Tattnall has established a rich family history that is second to none.
WHAT DO I DO NOW? EXPLORE THE TATTNALL WEBSITE at www.tattnall.org
CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE Tiffany Herndon, Admissions Director 478.477.6760 ext. 176
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