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Tallulah Falls, GA
Students enrolled: 425
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Po Box 249
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

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(706) 754-0400
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June 04, 2015
As a rising senior, I don't actually feel prepared for college in all honesty. I feel like this school has made me fear college more than ever. Sending your child here for middle school? Do it. It's a great experience, or at least it was for me. But high school? I'd say it's good up until senior year. If your family isn't really into the religious scene, I wouldn't recommend sending your child here either even though this school says it has no affiliation with religion. Every Sunday, boarding students are require to attend chapel and most teachers are Jesus freaks. In tenth grade, I felt like my English teacher was shoving his religion down my throat. Overall in order to make your "mark" on this school, you have to be charismatic, extremely athletic, musically talented, and/or super intelligent. I don't fit into any of those categories. This school has certain standards that a child must meet in order to be accepted, but after seeing/meeting the students, I feel as though the school only wants the money and couldn't care less about how intelligent the new student actually is. We went from having about 160 students in the ENTIRE school to a total of 455 in my eleventh grade year.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2015
I was very happy at TFS. I had many wonderful opportunities that prepared me for college. I felt very accepted as a new student. My teachers were all very genuine and caring. If you attend a graduation you will see dozens of students crying telling their friends, teachers, and staff goodbye. I think that alone shows you what kind of experience a lot of these students are having. No school is perfect, but I would attend TFS again in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a student

May 04, 2015
If you are looking for a diverse community.. Then stay away from tallulah falls. Majority of their international students are from Korea and China..They are strict and the students there will not learn how to become independent and grow like they would in college. This is not a college preparatory school, they also do not have emotional counseling for students; They only have a college counselor. The teachers and faculty make you feel uncomfortable.. Their faculty comes from around the area so there isn't a diverse selection of faculty to accommodate the students there. People here are RACIST as well. Once again I advice you to STAY AWAY from this school.

- submitted by a student

February 11, 2015
My husband and I are the proud parents of a Senior at TFS this year. Our experience with faculty, administration and staff has been tremendous. I cannot imagine our son being any more prepared for his freshman year of college because of the rigor and high standards of a TFS education. Character building and molding has allowed our son to grow and develop with like minded parents and students. We are most grateful. Finally, SAT prep and dual enrollment courses have allowed him to have a choice among top tier schools for his college education.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2015
Lots of good things to say about TFS. Three of my children attended and all graduated. We felt they were well prepared for college, and that the faculty were well-qualified and caring. Many good opportunities for athletics and lots of special events going on year round. New facilities are awesome! If you're looking for college prep education in a small school setting, take a tour and talk to students and parents.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2015
I am a parent of a 6th grade and 8th grade student. I simply can not say enough about TFS. My children are thriving and simply love their school! The faculty are truly interested in each student and care about their success. Class sizes are very small and have a "family" feel. Academics are challenging, preparing students for the next grade level and beyond. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The facilities are beautiful and constantly growing/improving under the outstanding school leadership. Students are able to participate in many extracurricular activities. There are many sports offerings and students of all ability levels are able to participate. Students in middle school experience a class trip each year, learning out of the classroom is taken very seriously! If you are looking for a college prep middle/high school in North GA... this is it!

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2014
Tallulah Falls School has been a great fit for my daughter. She enrolled as an eighth grade student last year. Her experience last year prepared well for her first year of high school. She is challenged and nurtured by her teachers. Taking small classes with like-minded learners provides what she needs to thrive. Additionally, the sports program at TFS, under the leadership of Athletic Director Scott Neal, has been an unexpected bonus. I am very happy with our decision to move our daughter from public school to a quality independent school environment.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2014
TFS has provided my children with an experience of self-discovery into their young-adult lives. They are challenged by their teachers and peers yet motivated to seek answers and support to help them maximize their potential. Through the relationships developed with their teachers and other staff members they are surrounded by a caring family that sets the bar high, but encourages them to learn from mistakes and to not settle. Having only 60-75 in their grades makes it possible for them to know their classmates and for them to feel more like brothers and sisters that care for each other and cheer one another on. As a parent I am glad that they have chosen to hold enrollment to ensure this special place keeps its intimate feel. What a jewel!

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2014
My daughter spent 4 years here and recently graduated. She said it was awful, but she seemed to have friends and be happy to go back (it might have been a "I have to do it, might as well make the best of it" kind of thing though). Although physically and emotionally prepared for college after 4 years of boarding school, and graduating with over a 4.0 average, she still struggled getting into college. This school seems to take Georgia public school standards and just covers them with a private school shell. There doesn't seem to be any more or advanced learning going on here than in our local public high school (don't get me wrong the atmosphere is 100% different, but the academics are not). She often reported things that are repeated in earlier reviews, such as teachers talking about students, etc. I do have to say that every time I reached out to a staff member I found them to be very responsive. The dorm counselors as a rule were very approachable and friendly with the kids. Would I send my next kid there? Yes. But they aren't as academically rigorous as this one either. If they stepped up their academic program, this would be an awesome school.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
I currently go to this school, and this school was great when I first started attending 3 almost 4 years ago. It had a family-like atmosphere, but now it seems like the teachers and staff couldn't care less whether you pass or fail. This is still better than the local public schools, but it does seem as though there's more drug activity and pregnancy happening. While this is a college-prep school, I think their "mission statement" is a bit off. It says that they encourage critical thinking through homework and projects, but it all seems like busy work. I've been given billions of worksheets and papers to do, but they never get graded. While the school isn't affiliated with a certain religion, all the teachers seem to force their religion on the student. Some of the teachers also insult the students to their face in front of the whole class. So, here comes the final statement. Would I recommend this school? Probably not.

- submitted by a community member

May 12, 2014
Tallulah Falls School has probably been the best place I've ever had the privilege to attend. It is like a home to me, rather than just a school. Unfortunately, I will soon have to transfer schools but not by my choice, I did everything I could to stay but I could not sway my parents. They don't have any problems with the school but a chain of events has lead up to my leave. I hope I can return before I graduate. Excuse my nerdy reference but if this Hogwarts then I am Tom Riddle because this is my home. I have found lasting friendships even with students in the grades above me. The students are all so friendly and even if there is some drug use or sexual activity, there is way less than there is at other private schools. As stated in an earlier comment, those who do not like it here are those who will not be tolerated. TFS has really helped me become a better person as a whole and I have really and truly (I think) found myself here. This is where I am happy, this is where I find joy. I recommend sending your children, at any age, the boarding program will accept sixth graders! The change might be big and you might miss your child but in the end it will most definitely be worth it.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2014
I went to this school for my first three years of high school. I went here to get away from public school. I never once regretted going here. This is a good school. Of course, there is some drama with the students, but i was never involved. I was treated exceptionally well at this school,by students and teachers. It prepared me for college extremely well. I went to college a year early instead of attending for my senior year. When I got to college, I was very prepared and have gone on to make straight A's in a tough major. TFS pushed me to be a better person and student.Now of course, there is not a school that is going to be perfect. The school has grown a lot, which cuts down on the "family" feel of the school. Also, at times I did feel as if the staff were extremely cliquish, more than the students themselves. It is a small school, everyone knows everyone else's business, academically and personally. Often I would hear "certain" staff members talking about other students, which i found inappropriate. I am thankful I was able to attend here for three years.The school just does not put up with misbehaving students,those who hate it are the ones who were not tolerated well here.

- submitted by a community member

October 25, 2013
I am very sorry that some of the students and parents did not feel welcomed at Tallulah. My son is an African American male in the 10th grade and he loves the school. The academics are above par and he has never once reported being bullied. The teachers have a masters degree or better. They are always there for the students and very encouraging. I did have a parent tell me that she thought a certain teacher was prejudice, but my son has him this year and has an "A" in his class, and works with him in the drama department. They have never made my son feel uncomfortable or out of place. He's established life long friendships from the states spanding abroad. I am glad that God placed Tallulah and it's wonderful staff in our lives.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2013
I am also a former student. I was a part of the influx that the author of the previous comment spoke about. I never got to experience the "warm family feeling" that all of the generations before me speak about. I came directly into chaos. The staff members are very bias and ethnocentric. Although the education I received was stellar, the horrible experience made me regret choosing to go to this school. You can't trust the staff members and they definitely don't trust each other. This is why their turn-over rate is SO high. The students from a nearby military academy (Riverside) compared their rule book to ours. Needless to say:TFS had them beat! If you want a boarding school in GA try Darlington or Rabun Gap. They cost more, but at least they're enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend TFs to my worst enemy.

- submitted by a community member

July 04, 2013
This will probably be the most honest review that you will get about this school. Six years ago Tallulah Falls was a little school that was a tight knit family. A few years ago however it got a very crowded and not in the best way. I recently graduated from the school. I am very happy to have went there but as years had gone on, the family experience left. It did not feel like home anymore. Being a boarding student is especially difficult because of the use policies on computers, cell phones and other devices. One time there was a rule made saying you can't go to school listening to your MP3 player or iPod. The rules in the boarding aspect were just overall ridiculous and impossible to deal with at times. And many times group punishments are enacted. Though the dorm counselors were inexperienced, the teachers care a tremendous bit about you. It is also very easy to be involved in a wide array of activities including the several sports teams that students have little interest in. Basically tallulah falls makes you look really good so you can get into college, isn't that what high school is all about,

- submitted by a community member

November 11, 2012
Tallulah falls school is not a school I would recommend is you are considering Boarding School. I honestly have never seen my daughter so unhappy. She is constantly bullied and harrased due to rumors. My daughter has been to see the principal several times hoping that the rule "No harrasing or bulling tolorence school" placed by the principal would be put in place to a girl has continuously bothered her over a year about boy. Also, I have noticed the amount have drug usage and sexual activity has increased greatly. The school was great until the commitee stopped taking time to view the applications of ones wanting to apply; now they simply just take first come first serve. The president is great, but he doesn't realize what the school is becoming.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2007
This is the best school ever. You wud definetly want to send ur child here. It will give them the public school life along with the private school education

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2006
Tallulah falls school turned out to be more than we had dreamed and hoped for ,Its a place where the teachers truly care about your childs education ,it has a wonderful schedules,beautiful camps and an amazing staff.It truly is the school of my choice and has one of the least expensive tuition prices in the south east.

- submitted by a parent

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Tallulah Falls School
Po Box 249, Tallulah Falls, GA  30573
(706) 754-0400
Last modified Tallulah Falls School is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
Tallulah Falls School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top