Lincoln Memorial University

About J. Frank White Academy

Coming in fall 2019, JFWA is exanding to include grades K-3.

Founded in 1989, the J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) is a college preparatory school located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.  Fully accredited by AdvancEd, the J. Frank White Academy serves students in grades 4 through 12 who desire a college preparatory education. Successful applicants normally have at least a 2.0 GPA at the school from which they are transferring.  The Academy does not offer special education programs and does not accept students who have a history of chronic disciplinary problems.

The Academy is located on the Campus Quad of the beautiful, 1,000 acre LMU campus which enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains.  Whether it is because of the close-knit family atmosphere and extra attention given to each student or the excellent academic opportunities, parents choose to give their children the advantage of a private school education for many reasons. 

JFWA also offers a part-time program for students who are currently in a registered home school program. Part-time students may be eligible to take any Academy class. Students wishing to participate in the part-time day school program must complete a student application and must meet all admissions requirements for full-time Academy students. Copies of the most current standardized test scores and current immunization record or waiver must be submitted with the application. For more information call Cory Cheek, 423.869.7185 or email


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752