Thales Academy Expands Raleigh And Knightdale Campuses To Include Junior High Grades Virtual Information Session On April 8th

Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of Pre-K-12 independent schools based in North Carolina, is expanding two of its Triangle area campuses to offer junior high grades on site in addition to their Pre-K and elementary programs, and a virtual information session for interested families to learn more about the Thales Academy junior high program is being offered via Facebook Live on April 8, 2020. Both Thales Academy Raleigh and Thales Academy Knightdale will offer sixth and seventh grades for the 2020-2021 school year, making them Pre-K-7 campuses, and each will add an eighth grade the following year, offering a complete Pre-K-8 preschool through junior high program at both campuses.

“We are excited to be expanding our campus to allow for continued growth and stability for our families all the way through students’ formative middle school years,” says Heather Brame, Administrator of Thales Academy Raleigh. “The Thales Academy junior high Classical Curriculum is designed to naturally build upon our elementary Direct Instruction foundation and develop older students’ independence and critical thinking skills, and to be able to offer this full progression for our students in a familiar and secure environment provides such value to their continued success as they mature.”

Hilary Herman-Pagliolo, Administrator of Thales Academy Knightdale, agrees: “Our sixth, seventh and eventually eighth grade students enjoy developmentally appropriate older student responsibilities and privileges, such as locker use, an eight period school day with class changes, and iPads for use on classwork and homework. They also benefit from a predictable, secure environment and valuable leadership opportunities afforded by being housed in a cohesive campus with the younger grades. We are thrilled to be growing into a full Pre-K-8 school to provide this positive, expanded educational experience for our students.”

Thales Academy is well known for offering a high-quality education at the lowest possible cost and is strikingly affordable compared to other private school and typical daycare tuitions. Its listed tuition rate includes all materials and technology, and there are never additional fees or fundraising.

Thales Academy’s Raleigh and Knightdale campuses offer a graduated annual tuition rate that ranges from $4,800 for Pre-K to $5,300 for K-5 to $5,500 for junior high.  These rates can be further reduced through sibling and early pay discounts, and scholarships are available as well.

“Enrollment is awarded on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage families to apply now,” explains Katherine Tripp, Thales Academy’s Director of Admissions. She adds, “In addition to the benefits of our affordable application fee and tuition rates, we often hear from families how grateful they are to Thales Academy for offering a strong educational option that helps them avoid other common stresses, such as school lotteries or constant redistricting, and they appreciate our predictable year-round calendar throughout all grades.”

Thales Academy’s Raleigh campus opened in 2012 and Thales Academy Knightdale opened in 2016. Both are part of a network of eight campuses in North Carolina, which instruct over 3,000 students, with more campuses opening each year, including Glen Allen, VA and Franklin, TN this summer. Student formation is designed to develop the entire person, which is achieved through a research-based teaching method, best-in-class instructors, and a culture that embodies traditional values. Hallmarks of Thales Academy include: rigorous, college-prep academics that emphasize learning to mastery; character formation; real world skills development; personalized attention and affordable tuition.

A Facebook Live Virtual Information Session about the Thales Academy Junior High and High School programs will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at noon EDT on the Thales Academy Facebook page:  For additional information about Thales Academy, including FAQs, admissions information, and virtual tours of the Thales Academy Raleigh and Knightdale campuses, visit

About Thales Academy

Thales Academy is a Pre-K-12 college preparatory network of schools that assists parents in cultivating virtuous, critical thinking, compassionate individuals. Thales Academy fosters high standards of accountability, academic achievement, and civic responsibility through the use of a rigorous curriculum, character development, and technical and non-cognitive skills development. Thales Academy seeks to deliver the highest quality education at the lowest cost to parents and the community. Students are well-prepared for success in college and beyond, consistently outranking nationwide peers on objective, standardized tests and mastering skills that last a lifetime. For more information and to apply for admission online, visit