Tallulah Falls School was founded in 1909. The founder of our school moved to this area to retire. But she realized there were very few educational opportunities in this region. And she began teaching kids how to read on the front porch of her cottage and her love and passion for education led to the founding of Tallulah Falls School in 1909.
One of the strengths of Tallulah Falls School is the sense of community that you see within the body of students and faculty. And just to see the looks on the students faces, we're truly invested in them on a daily basis. Just being a small private independent school gives you the opportunity to actually reach out and take a little bit more time to go reach a student.
When we consider a student for admissions at Tallulah Falls School, we're looking at many different aspects of the student's career. We want to make sure that our student who loves to learn who wants to be engaged in the educational process, we're going to do hands-on learning, we're going to move around, we're going to take trips. We want students who have parents who've committed to the same aspects of their education. So we look at their attendance, for instance. And really, we talk about what their life goals are, because we're preparing students to be more than just students. We want them to be leaders.
The school does a great job helping our families through financial aid.
One of the things we say as our founding mission is that we want to educate students from all walks of life and we want to make it affordable. 75% of our students do receive financial aid annually. Really, if you were to summarize the mission of the school is to elevate intellect and character in a college preparatory environment. We don't want students just to be good students. We want them to be good citizens. We want them to make good moral choices in their lives. Really, it comes down to how we approach education. You know, one of the things I think is really unique about Tallulah Falls School is you'll find across campus, there are people who've served here for a lifetime. They do it because they want to see students have a better opportunity and a better life, which goes back to the original founding of the school.