Tattnall Square Academy

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Tattnall Square Academy
Frontentrance tattnall.jpg
High School Building
Address
Tattnall Square Academy is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Tattnall Square Academy
Tattnall Square Academy
111 Trojan Trail

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Coordinates32°53′30″N 83°43′17″W / 32.891559°N 83.721434°W / 32.891559; -83.721434Coordinates: 32°53′30″N 83°43′17″W / 32.891559°N 83.721434°W / 32.891559; -83.721434
Information
TypePrivate school
Motto"Dedicated to Excellence"
Religious affiliation(s)Baptist
Established1969
FounderTattnall Square Baptist Church
Head of schoolJohn Hankinson
Faculty75
GradesK3-12th grade
Enrollment600
Student to teacher ratio13:1
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Royal blue and gold
MascotTroy the Trojan
NicknameTattnall or TSA
YearbookHorizons
Website

Tattnall Square Academy (TSA) is a private, college preparatory Christian school located in Macon, Georgia, United States. It was chartered by Tattnall Square Baptist Church in 1969 and has been described at the time of its founding as a segregation academy.[1]

Tattnall is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.[2]

Tattnall Square Academy has been voted best of the best by the Macon Telegraph for six years in a row (2013-2018), best preschool (2015-2018), best summer camp (2015-2018), and best place to work (2016-2018).[3] The school is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of church members and parents. Officers are elected annually and term of service spans three years with new members nominated by the Board Committee. Tattnall is known mainly for its many successful athletic teams and its math team, which has won numerous awards around the state and southeast.[4]

History[edit]

The school was founded on February 5, 1969 by Tattnall Square Baptist Church.

Tattnall Square Academy was originally located on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Adams Street, in Macon, Georgia, across from Tattnall Square Park, in the Educational Building of Tattnall Square Baptist Church. It was relocated to its present location off Wesleyan Drive, near the Original end of Lakecrest Drive, on Trojan Trail, in 1972.[5] Originally, at the current location, the campus consisted only of the main building, Trojan Hall (then a gymnasium, currently an auditorium), the baseball, and football fields. In 1988, the school opened its football and track complex, which hosted eleven of the school's state football titles. Since then, a new elementary building, high school building, and athletic complex have been added to the campus. In 2004, the school's original gymnasium was converted to the aptly named "Trojan Hall", a 512-seat auditorium.[6] Also added was a new athletic complex which included a new basketball court, football and basketball locker rooms, and a sports medicine facility. Although once described as a segregation academy[1], Tattnall maintains a non-discriminatory policy.

Athletics[edit]

Tattnall currently competes in the Single-A subdivision of the Georgia High School Association. During the 2014-2015 school year, the school followed numerous other private schools in leaving the Georgia Independent School Association to compete in the Georgia High School Association.[7] Tattnall has won over 40 state and 115 region championships[8] to date, and most recently, Tattnall has won region titles in football (2016), baseball (2014-19), and fast-pitch softball (2017 and 2018), and state championships in baseball (2016, 2018, 2019). Currently, 75% of students compete on an athletic team.

Tattnall Square Academy's baseball team is a consistent contender for the GHSA Single-A state title and maintains top 10 state top 100 national rankings.

Academics[edit]

Tattnall Square Academy offers 18 dual enrollment and AP courses through Middle Georgia State University and Central Georgia Technical College. Also offered are 15 honors courses. The school has 14 extra-curricular clubs, including FCA and the Ecology Action Club. For two years each graduating class has achieved 90% HOPE Scholarship retention.

The Tattnall Square Academy Math team has built a championship standard amassing, on average, 19 first place trophies annually, winning the GHSA Single-A Private State Championship.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Accreditation and Membership[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Manis, Andrew Michael (2004). Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation in the American Century. Mercer University Press. p. 312. ISBN 9780865549586.
  2. ^ "Tattnall Square Academy." Web. 3 May 2011. <http://www.tattnall.org/>.
  3. ^ macontelegraph.secondstreetapp.com http://macontelegraph.secondstreetapp.com/l/2015-Best-of-the-Best-Ballot--Macon/Ballot/Organization. Retrieved 2019-04-20. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Math Team Archives". Tattnall Square Academy. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  5. ^ Tattnall Square Academy Homepage - Tattnall Homepage
  6. ^ "Who We Are". Tattnall Square Academy. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  7. ^ "Stratford, Tattnall Move to GHSA". Macon News. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  8. ^ "Championships - Tattnall Square Academy Athletics". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  9. ^ "Math Team Archives". Tattnall Square Academy. Retrieved 2019-04-20.