Changing Educational Outcomes since 1971
  • From failing to graduating early
  • Overcoming obstacles given time and dedicaton
  • From poor attitude to Senior Class Salutatorian 


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Welcome and thank you for visiting West End Academy

We are glad you have an interest in our services. We are a private school in Knoxville, Tennessee which serves students in Grades K – 12 with preschool six (6) weeks through Kindergarten. We are looking for children who want to be pillars of success. We offer hope and strongly encourage high academic standards.

Since 1971, West End Academy’s Pillars of Success program has changed educational outcomes for thousands of students.

Some students arrive performing below capability. At West End Academy (WEA), students are given the tools they need for continued success wherever they go, making a positive contribution to their communities.

WEA focuses on 13 key areas of student development. Together, these elements form the Pillars of Success program at WEA, forging new beginnings!

Hours for grades K – 5 are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WEA has a four (4) day school week for grades 6 – 12; Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Messages from Heath Shuler & Tina Wesson

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.


WEA Preschool and After School Care

Preschool at West End Academy website is under construction. In the meantime, you can download the licensing info, application, parent handbook and other useful PDF files. WEA also has after school care with pickup from some schools. You will find those listed on the PDF file titled “After school pickup and other information” on the Preschool site.    Preschool

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Current Open Enrollment:

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st - 8th Grades
  • High School


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Illness Policy

If your child has a fever of 99º or more, vomiting, or diarrhea, please keep them home until their doctor clears them to return!


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