WELCOME TO TROUSDALE SCHOOL
Trousdale School serves high functioning adults with intellectual disabilities, providing academics and life skills for the purpose of learning independence. At Trousdale School, our vision is “Learning for Life.” We strive to be an authentic community in which students are empowered to continue learning across all dimensions of their lives, both inside and outside the classroom. Because we emphasize real-world situations and application of knowledge and skills, our educational approach can be termed “life-wide” learning. All students are age 22 or older.
Trousdale School’s holistic approach to education includes classes in traditional academic subjects (such as science, math, and reading), the arts (drama, music, and visual arts), as well as electives (cooking, gardening, etc). Students play on sports teams and receive training in personal fitness and computers. Trousdale School also provides programming that teaches life skills, as well as vocational coaching with the goal of job placement for each interested student. The educational approach of “life-wide” learning does not simply focus on one particular subset of skills with an individual, but rather it focuses on skills and interests across the whole life of that individual. At Trousdale School, this learning takes places in a community of true friends who cheer one another on and always strive for excellence. Students take great pride in their achievements and in their community.
TN DIDD Licensure
As of February 2017, Trousdale School is officially licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). 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. Please click here to read more about our licensure.
From My Perspective:
An Exhibition for All Artists, Featuring Artists with Disabilities
Trousdale School was proud to host our first annual juried art show in March 2016! The second annual show was held on March 16th, 2017. Please check back for pictures.
11th Annual Golf Tournament
Our 11th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Cleveland Country Club on April 10, 2017. Please check back for pictures.
9th Annual Musical - Summer Nights
Our ninth-annual musical, “Summer Nights,” will be held June 2-3 at Bradley Central High School Auditorium! Our show this year is inspired by 1950’s-era music and culture, a favorite among our students, and they are absolutely thrilled to share it with all of you! Our talented cast is ready to entertain you, so let’s pack the house!. Please click June 2 or June 3 for more information.
As of January 2015, Trousdale School is officially accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services! The School joins a group of less than twenty five across the nation, and the only organization in Tennessee with this particular accreditation. NCASES is a subset of National Association of Private Special Education Centers, and their respective websites are NCASES.org and NAPSEC.org. Please click here to read more about our accreditation.
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