Our Inspiration

Chattanooga is a city with a rich history and a bright future—a community with boundless capacity for innovation, transformation, and economic prosperity.

Unfortunately, these opportunities are not accessible for all members of our community, especially young men in urban core neighborhoods who are disproportionately impacted by poverty and educational inequity.

Two years ago, our founders toured the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) and walked away inspired by the transformational impact the school was having on the lives of young women. From that day forward we began to envision an all-boys public charter school that would provide the same educational opportunities for young men.

In 2016 our founders brought together a visionary group of innovators to create Chattanooga Preparatory School (Chattanooga Prep), which is located adjacent to CGLA to promote educational innovation and collaboration. We hope our inaugural class will embark on a journey that will redefine education in Chattanooga and open a door toward a better future for our students, their families, and the city of Chattanooga.

It is our sincere belief that our future students have gifts and talents that have been underserved—and the families and young men of Chattanooga deserve greater opportunity and choice. We hope you will join us in building the men of tomorrow and transforming the educational landscape of Chattanooga.


Click below to view the renderings of what will be our new and exciting school!

Building Renderings