Sullins Character Education

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Sullins Academy where we have been inspiring minds and developing character for nearly 50 years! We are grateful for your interest and the possibility of having your child and your family become members of our community.

The mission of Sullins Academy is to challenge each student academically in a nurturing community grounded in the development of character, leadership, and service. In preparation for higher education, we motivate students to realize their potential while encouraging a lifelong love of learning. Here at our school, every teacher, administrator, and staff member seeks to fulfill this mission on a daily basis. We strive to know our students well, meet their individual educational needs, and inspire them toward a lifetime of learning. Sullins students are encouraged to tackle challenges in a supportive environment which fosters perseverance and maturity. From our emphasis on character education to our community service program, Sullins students develop as citizens and scholars. Said simply, our students thrive in and beyond the classroom.

As Head of School, my vision is for Sullins Academy to be the premier school in Southwestern Virginia and Northeast Tennessee both scholastically and culturally. In addition to excellent academics, we also seek to embrace, develop, and showcase opportunities unique to our region. Our area boasts beautiful topography, incredible music, and strong fine arts including lively theater and storytelling traditions. At Sullins, we are committed to bringing these resources to our students while also providing experiences beyond the classroom through educationally appropriate field trips, nature, or other hands-on opportunities.

Upon graduation, Sullins Academy students emerge from a safe, nurturing environment where individual growth and curiosity have been encouraged. Because their educational skills and habits of mind have been established during their years at Sullins, our students are prepared to enter institutions of secondary education and beyond as leaders with vision and integrity. These young men and women are recognized for their intellectual curiosity, commitment to excellence, respect toward others, poise, presentation skills, and strong sense of community — tangible evidence of the Sullins Academy philosophies and traditions that will continue to mold them into citizens and leaders prepared for the twenty-first century.

We hope that you will visit our campus to learn more about the Sullins experience and see for yourself the unique way we prepare our students as citizens and scholars.

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