New Parents

A Guide for New Tattnall Family Members


Spirit Shop Hours

Spirit Shop Hours 

Monday – Friday
7:30 – 9:00 & 2:00 – 3:45
Any changes to Spirit Shop hours will be noted in the announcements.
Uniform Info/Dress Code

Shop Lands’ End for approved uniform styles and options.  You can also sign up for the Lands’ End e-newsletter to receive sale notices and coupons. Our school code for Lands’ End is 900127457.

You can find the full TSA Dress code within the Parent/Student Handbook in your Veracross Parent Portal.


  • Lands’ End polo or oxford shirt with Tattnall logo (black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt/royal, maize/gold, chambray blue or white) tucked in at all times.
  • Long or short sleeve t-shirts under uniform shirts (solid royal, navy, white, or gray) with no lettering or printing
  • Khaki or navy pants with basic front and back pockets and belt loops, worn at the natural waistline with a belt
  • Khaki or navy shorts with basic front and back pockets and belt loops, worn at the natural waistline 
  • Shorts must be fingertip length
  • No Chubbies, 
  • No PFG or other fishing shorts
  • No cargo pants or shorts
  • No elastic cuffs 
  • No denim material
  • No athletic shorts
  • No distressed, ripped, or frayed clothing
  • No clothing with holes


  • Lands’ End collared shirt with Tattnall logos (black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt/royal, maize/ gold, chambray blue, pink or white)   
  • Long or short sleeve t-shirt under uniform shirts (solid royal, navy, white, or gray) with no lettering or printing
  • Khaki or navy pants or shorts worn at natural waistline 
  • Lands’ End plaid skirts or skorts, worn at natural waistline
  • Skirts, skorts, and shorts must be fingertip length
  • Solid black, gray, or white tights or leggings with no lace, lettering, or designs
  • No skintight or skinny pants
  • No khaki/tan leggings
  • No denim material
  • No yoga pants
  • No athletic shorts
  • No elastic cuffs
  • No distressed, ripped, or frayed clothing
  • No clothing with holes


  • TSA team outerwear – royal blue or gray 
  • Tattnall branded sweatshirts – from the Spirit Shop – may be worn Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Spirit Shop fleece
  • Letter jacket
  • Lands’ End approved outerwear with TSA logo
  • No camouflage
  • No blankets



  • Long khaki pants with basic front and back pockets and belt loops, worn at natural waistline, belt, and oxford shirt with Tattnall logo (white, light blue, or pin-striped), tucked in at all times
  • Lands’ End tie/bowtie or blue and/or gold tie/bowtie (school colors only)
  • Navy sports coat, Lands’ End sweater, or letter jacket 
  • No Chacos 


  • Lands’ End plaid uniform skirts and oxford shirts (light blue, white, or yellow) with Tattnall logo 
  • Lands’ End navy cardigan with Tattnall logo or letter jacket
Social Media

Tattnall uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In (Alumni), You Tube, Pinterest, and now Snapchat. We encourage our families to follow us on any or all of these sites and share news about your child that we should publish! Email [email protected] regarding social media at TSA.










Text Message Alerts

On occasion, Tattnall will send text message alerts for inclement weather announcements, important reminders, or any other urgent news. To ensure that you receive any text messages from Tattnall, visit your Veracross Parent Portal and add your cell phone number to your account.

Tattnall Traditions

Kids Yule Love – Held on the first Monday of December, this beloved Tattnall tradition incorporates the spirit of giving with performances by students at every grade level. From Kindergarten students performing the “Twelve Days of Christmas” to Santa’s special gifts for faculty and staff, the Kids Yule Love program has captured the hearts of Tattnall family members for nearly 30 years. Additionally, the program has positioned Tattnall Square Academy as one of the largest single donors of toys to the local charity.

Faculty Follies – What started as a simple fundraiser for the junior class would eventually turn out to be one of the most beloved traditions in Tattnall history. Mrs. Carolyn Smothers and Mrs. Shirley Kitchings, along with their daughters Mary Virginia (‘92) and  Julie (‘92), created the show to help raise money for the Jr./Sr. Prom. The duo quickly realized that Faculty Follies would prove useful as one of the strongest ways to form bonds between faculty and staff. After a brief hiatus, Mrs. Smothers, and daughter Carolyn Stuart (‘94), brought Faculty Follies back to the Trojan Hall stage in 2015.

Junior Dancers – In 1984, the same year the TSA Talent Show began, faculty members decided to feature juniors in a special dance routine. Initially, only female students participated, but in 1990 the male students joined their classmates. Today, the junior dance feature before Faculty Follies and the Talent Show is highly anticipated by all members of the Tattnall family. These students, under the director of Mrs. Carolyn Stuart, work tirelessly in the days leading up to the event to choreograph and master a special dance routine.

Moving Up – Mrs. Shirley Kitchings began the Moving Up Ceremony with the Class of 1990. After creating a Student Council during the 88-89 school year, Mrs. Kitchings began a ceremony to induct new Student Council officers. She then began the tradition of having the new Student Council President conduct the Moving Up Ceremony. The 2000 Moving Up Ceremony was the first year for the traditional senior video and Mrs. Kitchings’ famous poem, “Ode to the Senior Class.” Today, parents and students alike treasure Moving Up Day as it symbolizes transition and progress in the Tattnall family.

Running of the Halls – Each year, Tattnall seniors enjoy one final rite of passage as students on campus. At 3:00 p.m. on their final day of class, seniors run through the winding paths of the upper and middle school hallways as they are cheered on by underclassmen, faculty, and staff. The Class of 2016 has 16 Tattnall Travelers. The senior class ends their traditional run through TSA as they exit the Tattnall Alumni motto covering an entire wall,  “Once a Trojan, Always a Trojan.”

Tattnall Travelers – A Tattnall Traveler is a senior who entered TSA in either K4 or K5 and attended for twelve additional and consecutive years, from first grade through twelfth grade.

Lunch Program
The dining services are provided by SAGE Dining services who cater breakfast and lunch for the TSA Cafe. Breakfast is served daily beginning at 7:30 a.m., and menus are available on Tattnall’s SAGE website
Tattnall is pleased to offer parents the ability to manage their child’s meal account online. TSA uses to allow parents to log in at any time to deposit to their child’s account, view lunch account balances, set up recurring deposits, set up email notifications for account balances, or request a detailed report showing purchase history. To access this information, log on to and enter your unique school code. Student lunch codes can be accessed through Mrs. Grant in the Business Office at ext. 100.

Pay Schools Central Lunch Account

Weekly Emails

The marketing and communications office sends out weekly emails via Veracross every Monday during the school year. This email contains all relevant information for the current week and shows upcoming events for the remainder of the month. If you have not received an email from TSA, via Veracross, please contact Michael DuVall at to address any email communication issues.


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Summer Reading Selections

Lower School


Middle/Upper School


Summer AR Testing Dates and Times:

ALL Students who are rising 2nd -5th graders may continue to take AR quizzes from home. The school will send out an update if this changes with available testing dates and times to come to the Media Center.  Rising 4th-5th grade students should NOT test over their REQUIRED books until they return to school.  This will take place in the classroom with their teachers.  However, they are allowed to test over any other books they read for pleasure.


Head of School – Travis Absher ext. 171

Lower School Principal – Amy Morgan ext. 172

Dean of Discipline/Head Football Coach – John Garrett Abernathy ext 174

Tuition Information and Questions – Tara Johnson ext. 181

Admissions Office – Mallory Huff ext. 176

Communications and Publicity – Michael DuVall ext. 177

After School Care –  Sonia Duggan
ext. 188