"When these students are given tools, support and inspiration, they will continue to blossom and grow."

Tom Johnson, Founder, Trousdale School


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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.


Golf Tournament 2022 

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


 Art Show "From My Perspective" 2022

The annual art show is scheduled for November 3, 2022.  Please check back for details.


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