CLAYTON – Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of K-12 independent schools is expanding. A Clayton campus is planned for 2023.
Thales Academy Clayton will be built in the Flowers Plantation community, near the Flowers Crossroads retail village, at 65 Flowers Parkway.
The new campus will match other Thales Academy campuses, with facility features including polished concrete floors, floor to ceiling windows, and a clean and modern aesthetic throughout. Thales recently opened new locations in PIttsboro and Cary for the 2021-2022 school year.
“We are thrilled to be joining the Cary, Pittsboro, and Clayton communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve more families who are looking for a high quality, affordable education for their children,” says Bob Luddy, Founder and Chairman of Thales Academy. “We have had extremely high demand at our campuses with hundreds on some of our waitlists. We are excited to open these new campuses in order to provide space for more families who are eager to join us.”
Early estimates place enrollment in Clayton between 100 and 200 students for the first year. Tuition varies slightly by campus location, but all three new Triangle area campuses will be just over $5,000 per year, and scholarships, a Full Pay Discount, and payment plans are available.
The Flowers Plantation campus will initially employee 7 to 10 teaching staff and one administrator.
Applications for all new Thales Academy campuses are first-come, first-served (internal waitlists and transfers will be honored first) and will remain open until seats are filled and a waitlist is created.
Thales Academy Pittsboro K–5 and Thales Academy Cary K–5 are the eighth and ninth Thales Academy campuses in the Triangle and will bring the total number of campuses overall in the growing Thales Academy network to thirteen brick and mortar campus locations in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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 with no extra fees or fundraising. In addition to the low cost, other tangible benefits include: a stable, proven educational approach, a consistent calendar, and a simple dress code. The school strives to cultivate critical thinkers by teaching how to think, not what to think; fostering often forgotten skills such as writing and grammar; and developing confident leaders with strong character.
Students interested in Thales Academy may learn more and apply online at ThalesAcademy.org. Interested teachers may also apply for employment at ThalesAcademy.org/Contact/Careers.