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Tallulah Falls School launches new academic year 


The hallways, quiet over the summer, shine with the promise of a new school year. 

Tallulah Falls School opened its doors for the 2017-18 academic year on Aug. 7. 

With an enrollment topping 500 for the first time, President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy said this is a reflection of Tallulah Falls School’s expanding reputation as a world-class college preparatory school. 

“We’ve developed a rigorous curriculum that provides educational excellence,”  Peevy said. “Our top graduates are moving on to college with a significant number of college credits, in some cases enough to begin their college career as a sophomore.” 

The school’s mission to elevate intellect and character is also illustrated in the continued commitment to offer substantial financial aid to motivated students from across the region, state, nation and world. 

At the middle school campus, 214 students in fifth through eighth grades started the new year with an assembly focusing on the Tallulah 12 and a house system that organizes students into four groups.

“The Tallulah 12, introduced last year, is a foundational approach to building community within an academic environment. Making an investment in the school community is the first priority for our middle school students,” Peevy said. “These students then develop a strong sense of school pride that remains with them until graduation.” 

At the upper school, 295 students continued their journey to a successful future as they embraced the academic offerings available. “With 18 college courses and a plethora of extracurricular and athletic options, a student can craft an educational experience highlighting his or her individual gifts and talents,” Peevy said. 

“Our highly qualified faculty and staff are looking forward to the new year,” Peevy said. “We have an outstanding group of professional educators working with our students; they put the student first in every interaction.” 

According to Peevy, the school opened with 509 students, 214 at the middle school and 295 at the upper school. There are 376 day students and 133 boarding students. The student body represents 12 countries, 10 states and 18 counties in Georgia.

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E. Lane Gresham/Tallulah Falls School 
On Monday, August 7, sixth-grade student Brit Shaw of Clarkesville is eager to start the day at the middle school campus of Tallulah Falls School. TFS opened with an enrollment of 509 students, reflecting the highest number of students in the history of the school. There are 214 students enrolled at the middle school and 295 at the upper school, 



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