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Emerald Academy is a free, independently-operated, K-8 college preparatory school. Emerald Academy is Knox County's first and only public charter school.


Our Mission

Emerald Academy's mission is to grow scholars into leaders by creating the best learning culture for city students to develop the skills, habits and values for success in high school, college and life.

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Frequently Used Resources



Nutritional food for academic excellence! Our school lunch menus can be found here:

Transportation Information

Find Emerald Academy bus routes and the car rider protocol:


Uniform questions? Please contact our supplier, Educational Outfitters, at 865-583-3990 or visit their website: