"This is a magical place where we come to learn."

Nicole R., Student since 2008


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Trousdale School is a non-degree post-secondary program for high functioning adults, 22 years of age or older, with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to work toward providing independence as students transition from high school to adulthood through the creation of an atmosphere of creative learning, encouragement, and education. Our curriculum, currently offered through a day program, includes functional academics, life skills and occupational development. Because we believe in nourishing the spirit as well as the mind, sports, creative arts and social events are also a vital part of Trousdale School.  We are limited to those whose residence is located within the geographic area accessible to the school.  Trousdale School is awarded full accreditation through NCASES, the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services, which is a subsidiary of NAPSEC, the National Association of Private Special Education Centers.  The school is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The school is the first and only organization in the state of Tennessee to hold a license as a Developmental Disabilities Adult Habilitation Day Facility.  The school is in compliance with the requirements of the Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Vision

Learning for Life

Our Mission

Trousdale School serves adults with intellectual disabilities by providing academics, life skills, occupational development, arts and recreational programming for the purpose of building independence through life-wide learning.

Calling all artists!

Our 6th annual community art show, “From My Perspective: An Exhibition for All Artists, Featuring Artists with Disabilities” will be held at Trousdale School on  Thursday, November 3rd, 2022.

“From My Perspective” was created in 2016 to provide artists with disabilities in East Tennessee and North Georgia an opportunity to showcase their work alongside the work of their peers. The show is open to any individual who is age 14 or older. It is not limited to artists with disabilities. Each participant may submit three artworks. Participants will be recognized with a certificate at the evening session. A jury of professional artists will select four artworks of outstanding creativity, expression, or design to receive Silver Easel Awards. The show is free to enter and attend, and there will be a silent auction for artists who wish to sell their work. If artwork is sold, 100% of the purchase price will go to the artists (or organization) that submitted the work.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022  

Register online: Trousdale School (givesmart.com)

Printable Registration Forms  2022-Registration-Form-Only.pdf

Information about the show  2022-Information-Form-Only.pdf

For more information, please contact Sarah Bradley at sbradley@trousdaleschool.org or 423-479-7130.


Golf Tournament 2022 

The golf tournament is cancelled for 2022 but we appreciate any donations which support student scholarships.



CONTACT US TODAY: (423) 479-7130


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