About Knox Prep

Knoxville Preparatory School will be an all-boys public charter school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. We will open the school in the fall of 2024 with an inaugural sixth-grade class and will add an additional class each academic year until we reach 12th grade for a total enrollment of 500 students.  We will offer a quality STEM-centered curriculum in addition to leadership development to ensure our students' future success in a fast-paced world. For additional details regarding the school, please take a look at the charter application here.

Want a sneak peak of what to expect from Knox Prep? Click below to step inside our model school, Chattanooga Preparatory School, for a closer look. You can also check out our 2024-25 Academic Calendar to see what is planned for the upcoming school year.

Invitation for Bid
Knoxville Prep seeks proposals for a Vended Meal Service. The individual or company will oversee menu planning, program compliance, staff training, and budgeting. The successful individual or company must be available as needed for on-site support.

Proposal Due Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
2024-25 IFB
Virtual Pre-bid Meeting: Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 11 AM
Please click here to join the meeting

Revised Request for Proposal
Knoxville Prep seeks proposals from qualified Proposers interested in providing Student Transportation Services as described in this RFP. The individual or company will provide full-service transportation services to include route development, daily and event transportation, staffing, and compliance.  

Proposal Due Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
2024-25 Revised RFP
Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, July 2 @ 10 AM
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Core Values

Service to Others
Emotional Intelligence
Creativity and Innovation
Perseverance and Resilience
Collaboration and Community

Governance Board

Comprised of educational, business, and community leaders, the Knox Prep advisory board bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the tasks of oversight and support for the development of our school's academic and operational goals.

Chair | Aaron Webb
Vice-Chair |
Ward Davenport
Treasurer |
David Caines
Secretary |
Edna Varner, Ed.DKelly Alling
Ted Alling
Tricia Allen
Moise Baptiste, PhD
David Bhattacharya, M.D.
Jimmy Haslam
Shewanee Howard-Baptiste
Aaron Love
Armando Rodriguez
Amber Williams, Ed.D.

Prep Public School Bylaws

June 6, 2024 | Meeting Book
February 9, 2024 |
Meeting Book
November 9, 2023 |
Meeting Book
September 6, 2023 |
Meeting Book
August 17, 2023 |
Meeting Book

Advisory Committee

We are currently looking to establish an advisory committee that will help advise our initial team on the development of Knox Prep. If interested, please contact, Micah Reed.


Michael Clark, Executive Director, KICKO Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach
Tiffany Davidson | ED Knoxville Policy Advisory & Review Committee
Reico Hopewell | Parent & Executive Director, Mend House Sober Living Community
Markus Jackson | COO, Boys & Girls Club of the TN Valley
Rick Kuhlman | Director, Knoxville Fellows
Goldie Littlejohn | Community resident and parent
Dasha Lundy | Co-owner, The Women LLC
Jeff Talman | VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rise
Zach Wishart | Educator
Bethany Yandell, Account Executive, Ackermann Marketing & PR
Dr. Jean Morgan Harper, Retired School Administrator


July 12th | University of Tennessee Knoxville