Chattanooga Prep Opens Doors to First Class of Boys

Chattanooga Prep Opens Doors to First Class of Boys

Despite the Election Day traffic, despite the steady downpour of rain, despite first-day jitters, there was joy in the air Thursday as the 66 new students of Chattanooga Preparatory School were greeted by more than 300 men to start the school day for the first time.

Chattanooga Prep, the city's first all-boys public charter school, founded by Ted and Kelly Alling and partnered with Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, officially opened its doors.

Elaine Swafford, executive director of both CGLA and the new boys school, said Thursday was historic.

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