Leadership Team

Thank you for visiting with us. Tallulah Falls School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school serving approximately 550 students.

We enroll day students in grades four to 12 and boarding students in grades seven to 12. We have multiple unique opportunities for our students on our breathtaking 500-acre mountain campus.

Our mission is to create a strong intellectual foundation for our students and to help them develop positive character traits. We build that foundation with an extensive college preparatory curriculum, which includes 21 on-campus dual enrollment college classes available to our juniors and seniors. We also have created a culture where students serve, show empathy, and embrace each other in a way that always strives to make a difference. When people walk through our doors, they recognize something different about our students. We are preparing leaders with good character who can make decisions without having to think about them. 

Students also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventures throughout each academic year. Our campus is located in one of the United States' most desirable destinations, which gives students access to miles of hiking trails, camping, fishing, boating, snow skiing, biking, kayaking, and exploring in nature, especially Tallulah Gorge State Park, which borders our campus.

In an effort to continue developing the whole student, Tallulah Falls School expects students to benefit from learning opportunities both within and outside of the classroom. Our lower and middle school students take multiple interactive and educational field trips.

Our upper school students participate in our yearly Mid-mester experience - a week-long experiential learning opportunity designed for each grade. This past year included the following trips. We are currently in the planning process for next year’s trips.

Our freshmen travel to the Florida Space Coast, visiting historical Saint Augustine and the Kennedy Space Center. There, they have the opportunity to eat lunch with an astronaut and become a part of the long-lasting relationship with the space center that began when TFS students named the Space Shuttle Endeavor. 

The sophomores travel to historic Charleston, South Carolina, to experience encounters with the past, the diverse culture, and the beautiful ecosystem. 

TFS juniors toured various colleges and universities throughout the southeast. They visited public, private, large, and small institutions to get a feel for the best fit for them as they prepare to take the next steps on their educational journeys.

The seniors have the option to travel to places like New York or the Grand Canyon, as well as other choices such as a career exploration or an individual job shadowing experience.

In addition, we have a thriving athletic program that is a significant part of the life of the school. We have quality coaches, facilities, and equipment that give our athletes the best opportunity to compete. Every team strives to have a season of significance, with each athlete contributing to the life of the team. 

Our primary objective is student success. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to student-based learning. Everyone on campus – faculty, staff and students – embraces a unified goal – creating excellence in academics and character as these are essential to their education, careers, and life endeavors. 

Please contact our admissions office to schedule a personal visit to campus. We will be happy to provide a tour of our facilities, treat you to lunch, and answer all of your questions. We want you and your family to get a feel for the memorable "life experience" students enjoy at Tallulah Falls School.

I look forward to welcoming you to our campus and our family.

Dr. Larry A. Peevy
President and Head of School

A recent interview with Dr. Larry A. Peevy about Tallulah Falls School 


2023-24 Board of Trustees

Back Row (L-R): Larry A. Peevy, President and Head of School, Honorable Brian Rickman, Rick Story, David Chester, Assistant Head of School, James C. Weidner, TFS Board Chair, Alan NeSmith, Rev. James Turpen, Sr., Terry Rogers, and Ric Anderson, TFS Chief Financial Officer. 

Front Row (L-R):  Amy Atkinson, Gewene Womack, Peggy Pruett, Alice "Cookie" Noel, Kim Sekulow, Judy Forbes, and Donna Foland. 

Not Pictured: Elizabeth Chadwick, Matt McClurg, Ellen Alderman, Kathy Hanna, Barbara McCord, Judy Taylor, Doris W. Alexander, Lucy Willard, Nicole Braun.


Board Members, Click HERE (Effective July 1, 2022)

James C. Weidner, Chair

Elizabeth Chadwick, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

Matt McClurg, Treasurer

Peggy Pruett, Secretary

Amy Atkinson, Past Chair

Judy C. Forbes, Community Member-at-Large

Ellen Alderman, GFWC-Georgia Member-at-Large

Donna Foland

Kathy Hanna

Barbara McCord

Alan NeSmith

Alice "Cookie" Noel

Honorable Brian Rickman

Terry Rogers

Rick Story

Judy Taylor, Ph.D.

Honorary Trustees

Doris Alexander

Rev. James Turpen, Sr.

Lucy Willard

Gewene Womack

Ex-Officio Trustees

Larry A. Peevy, President, TFS

David Chester, Assistant Head of School, TFS

Kim Sekulow, President, GFWC-Georgia

Nicole Braun, GFWC-Georgia Junior Club Director

Accreditations & Memberships

Strategic Plan / SAIS Report (2019)