Clayton-Bradley Academy is an independent PreK-12th grade school in Blount County, convenient to Knoxville and the surrounding areas. This small, year-round school offers students a nurturing place to excel through "being-there" experiences, creative project-based learning and real-world applications within the context of a rigorous curriculum.
In early 2013, a small group of educators and parents came together to brainstorm the idea of a different educational option for our community. They believed in the power of experiential learning and student ownership of the learning process, combined with a positive and enriching school environment. Included in the group were Pat Bradley-the current Executive Director of Clayton-Bradley Academy, Linda Jordan - a leading expert in Highly Effective Teaching, and Kevin Clayton - CEO of Clayton Homes.
CBA opened its doors in 2013 with 77 students in grades K-6 but has quickly grown to over 300 students in PK-12th grade. One of our goals is to maintain the small, family feel that we started with, so we will reach full capacity at 580 students, with approximately 40 per grade level.
To ignite the power of learning
Clayton-Bradley Academy is dedicated to creating a student-centered, positive, and challenging environment where all students excel through:
Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills
Board of Trustees
The Innovative Education Partnership is comprised of leaders in education, business management, finance, media technology, and community service. Advisers to the board include retired presidents, CEOs and top officials of leading STEM industries.
General Manager, Knoxville Convention Center (SMG)
Professor, University of Tennessee
Bradley Family Representative
VP of Development, TDK Construction
Clayton Homes Representative
VP, Corporate Services, Clayton Homes
Retired, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Finance & Administration, University of Tennessee
VP of Research and Solutions, ProNova
Attorney, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Director, Environment, Safety and Health, Oak Ridge National Lab
Chairman & Founder, Digital AV
Vice Chancellor for Communications Emerita
University of Tennessee
Senior Implementation Advisor
International Center for Leadership in Education
Principal, Lower School
Principal, Upper School
Counselor, Lower School
Counselor, Upper School
Director of Community Outreach
Director of Enrollment Management
Marketing & Camp CBA
Accountant, Business Office
Assistant, Business Office
Financial Assistant, Business Office
Assistant, Lower School
Assistant, Upper School
Thank you for your interest in working with Clayton-Bradley Academy.
We look for special individuals with a proven background in innovative education, coupled with a desire for student success. We encourage you to take the time to study our website.
Questions can be directed to Kendall Terry at terryk@claytonbradleyacademy.