At a Glance

Nationally Accredited Paideia School Badge

A State of Tennessee Reward School
Serves grades K-12
Before & After Care
Magnet School
Offers bus transportation
Rock Point Learning Community
A Paideia School

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Powerschool Parent/Student Portal

Welcome from the Executive Principal

Principal, Jim Boles

Welcome to Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences! My name is Mr. Jim Boles and I am proud to serve as executive principal in an environment that is diverse and caring.

We are delighted you have chosen for your child to attend CSAS. It is our desire for you and the school to partner together for a successful year. Our partnership will allow your child to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Our faculty and staff are highly qualified and are excited about starting school. Your child is loved, capable and significant at CSAS. All of the faculty and staff will work hard to ensure your child is successful. We look forward to being a valuable partner with you and your child.

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School Description

CSAS follows the principles of The Paideia Proposal written by Mortimer Adler, advocating the same curriculum for all students. The course study is general, not specialized; liberal, not vocational; and humanistic, not technical. Advanced placement courses are not offered; instead, Paideia-focused classes offer their own strengths for all students. The school bases its learning on three pillars of instruction: didactic, Socratic seminaring, and coaching. CSAS is one of only two K-12 schools in the country to be founded as a Paideia School and maintain its principles throughout its history.

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School Details & Links

Family Involvement
& Support Services

Parent Teacher Organization
President: Laura Bass

CSAS Parent Teacher Organization
PTO Board meetings are monthly, and alternate between evening or lunchtime. Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns!






  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Band
  • Climbing
  • Cross Country
  • Football (HS-Tyner and MS-Normal Park)
  • Golf
  • Model UN
  • Soccer
  • String Orchestra
  • Student Government
  • Show and Concert Choir
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

For more about our athletics and other organizations, check out our Student Life page.


  • Brogdon Construction
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Mojo Burrito







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