Lincoln Memorial University


J. Frank White Academy Expanding to Include Grades K-3

Harrogate, Tennessee, November 3, 2018 — The J. Frank White Academy (JFWA), located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), will expand to include kindergarten through third grade beginning in fall for the 2019-2020 school year. 

“We are excited to provide families in our community another option when it comes to learning,” said JFWA Interim Principal Bobby Lockhart. “The Academy has a longstanding tradition of preparing students for success in college and beyond, and we feel confident that instilling those values in elementary school will enhance their education every step of the way.” 

The Academy is a college preparatory school accredited by AdvancEd that currently serves students in grades four through twelve. JFWA offers small class sizes and access to LMU facilities and resources including the Carnegie-Vincent Library, Tex Turner Arena, advanced science labs, dining hall and athletic fields. Since its founding in 1989, the Academy has boasted a 100 percent college placement rate. Academy students achieve higher than average scores on state and national standardized tests such as the ACT. 

JFWA is located at the center of LMU in the Campus Quad in historic Farr-Chinnock Hall, renovated to include advanced learning technology for students. Nearby Kresge Hall is under renovation and will be updated to serve the needs of the lower grades. 

The elementary school curriculum will prepare students for educational opportunities in the future. JFWA will carefully balance the rigorous demands of a college preparatory school curriculum with the unique needs of young learners, all in a safe and secure environment. 

Tuition at JFWA includes lunches and up to 30 credit hours of college coursework for junior and senior level students who meet requirements. Tuition rates are tiered by grade level and monthly payment plans are available. After-school enrichment and some transportation are also available for an additional fee. 

Along with the excellent curriculum, JFWA offers a full range of athletic programs, extracurricular organizations and educational travel experiences, including numerous field trips and educational opportunities outside the classroom. 

For more information or to arrange a tour, call the main office at 423.869.6234. 

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].




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