Scientiae libertas | Knowledge is freedom

Join our teachers in a dynamic classroom where every student shines.

Students and teachers should be free to create and develop in an environment that fits each child’s needs. We meet every child right where they are at to jumpstart their journey to independence and lifelong, joyful learning.

Now enrolling K-6

Limited spots available for 2022-2023

Small class sizes and low student teacher-ratios ensure a customized program for every student.

  • The Reading Riot
    By Rachel Hill One of the primary goals at KiS is to help our students feel engaged, challenged, and supported wherever they are developmentally, which is why a mixed-age educational model works so well for us. Children grow and learn at different rates, and it is important to make each student’s academic journey as uniqueContinue reading “The Reading Riot”
  • Play-based Learning: Can We Make a Game for This?
    By Rachel Hill After stumbling across the book, The Playful Classroom by Jed Dearybury and Julie Jones, I was immediately consumed by the idea of play-based learning in the classroom. This educational framework quickly became an important professional development focus for this school year.  Games as a teaching tool is not a new concept toContinue reading “Play-based Learning: Can We Make a Game for This?”
  • This Belongs to You!
    Letting Children Take Control of Their Education By Heather Lee Schroeder Almost certainly, every child will hit a wall at some point in their educational journey and begin to feel like completing their schoolwork is too difficult. This is when we parents, in cooperation with our child’s teacher(s), need to both warmly encourage and holdContinue reading “This Belongs to You!”

elementary students at work
Mixed-age classrooms
student reaching toward camera
Diverse community
young student at her desk
Alternatives to standardized testing
students getting afterschool materials
AfterSchool learning

Safety Protocols

We are Covid-aware & offer a common-sense, science-informed approach to your health and safety.

Masks, social distancing, air filtration, and cleaning practices will continue.

“Many children with asynchronous learning needs do not have their emotional and social needs addressed within a traditional school setting.”

– Heather schroeder, kiS co-founder

Knoxville Innovation School
Conveniently located near West Town Mall | Knoxville, Tennessee

info@knoxvilleinnovation.org | 865.213.2295