Welcome to West End Academy

West End Academy (WEA) is a non-profit organization and private school serving children of all ages in Knoxville, TN. Our school’s purpose is to change educational outcomes. We have learned that education is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We strive to teach children not only for today, but to give them hope for a future.

We serve students in Grades K – 12 with preschool six (6) weeks through Kindergarten. We are looking for children who want to be pillars of success in the community. We offer hope and strongly encourage high academic standards.


Pillars of Success

This year we will turn 46! Of course my age is more than 46, but West End Academy and I will celebrate 46 years and thousands of hope-building experiences with Knox area children, teenagers, and young adults.Let me challenge you to join with us in one or more of the following ways to help children become Pillars of Success for another 46 years:

• Be a mentor volunteer and donate one hour per week.

• Give to the scholarship fund that helps desperate children and their parents afford the services of West End Academy. A monthly contribution of $50.00, $100.00, or $200.00 over the next year would make a significant difference in the life of a child.

• Be a West End volunteer. We need office assistants, teachers’ aides, tutors, and fix-it people.

• Donate needed items. Call us to inquire about current needs.

• Join our Prayer Support Team as a coordinator, intercessor, or caller.

Thanks for your support,
Mr. D.


Heath Shuler is a former UT Volunteer & NFL Quarterback and U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district from 2007 – 2013.

Tina Wesson won a million dollars on the second season of Survivor, “Survivor: The Australian Outback”, is an accomplished athlete, wrote a book and is a spokesperson for the National Arthritis Foundation.

At West End Academy we have had many success stories like the ones you will find on our Testimonial page!

read their stories