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Tennyson Knolls Gets New Name, Mission

Tennyson Knolls Elementary will open next fall as Tennyson Knolls Preparatory School, meeting the community’s request for a smaller PK-8 school. The Board of Education approved the name change at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11.Tennyson Knolls students on the first day of school

“I am so excited by what this change will mean for our community,” said Principal Heather McGuire. “Our current fifth-grade students can stay at Tennyson Knolls (TK) if they choose and this is also an opportunity for future 7th and 8th-grade students to come back and join us at TK.”

“Over the past year, we have had many families ask us to consider this change so that their entire family can attend one school,” McGuire added. “We are also accepting applications from families from surrounding school districts as well.”

Current 5th-grade students at Tennyson Knolls will be “rolled up” into the 6th-grade class during the registration process, but families are also free to select a traditional middle school as well.

You can learn more about the online registration process here.

Planning is well underway to expand classroom spaces and facilities for middle school-aged students.