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Tallulah Falls to join GIAA beginning with 2024-25 school year


Tallulah Falls School has decided to leave the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) for the Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA) beginning in the 2024-25 school year. This will place TFS in the 2024-26 reclassification cycle for GIAA.

"TFS has long been a member of the GHSA and has appreciated the association throughout our tenure, yet strongly feels the growing GIAA will best suit the needs of its student-athletes, coaches, and community," says President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy.

"GIAA ( provides a structure that aligns better with private education, allowing independent schools a more inclusive voice at the table and more input in enhancing the combined athletic and academic experience. While still providing competitive opportunities, both in simple team participation and for those who desire next-level options, GIAA provides a stronger allowance for attracting students locally and from around the globe."

"Over and over, with the help of Athletic Director Scott Neal, we examined the pros and cons of both associations, sought continual input from our coaching staff, and discussed with other independent schools their reasons for staying in GHSA or for joining GIAA; we concluded that the GIAA would enrich the overall TFS student-athlete experience and more closely align with our mission,” states Peevy.

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