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High Hopes is 30!


Last year, more than 400 kiddos came through our doors for either education or therapy services. But it all started 30 years ago with a few families meeting in a living room over Rocky Road ice cream.


High Hopes' first birthday party


“Our son, Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy just celebrated his 31st birthday. There is no doubt in my mind that he would not be where he is today if it had not been for the early intervention of High Hopes. Michael had a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Miami University (of Ohio). He is a United Methodist youth director and will be attending seminary in either Columbus or Dayton in the fall. He and his wife, Megan have been married 3 years.”


-Vicki Hart

                       Yard Sale at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church                                                              July 1984


"I have always considered High Hopes to be my first child.  Now, at the 30 year milestone, she is a fully functional adult with her very own state of the art home.  I couldn’t be more proud... Happy Birthday High Hopes from your first Mom.  It is my sense that through all the twists and turns you have stayed true to your initial mission of holistic education that allows dignity and real world, life-long learning for all." 


-our first Executive Director, Carole Soucaze


High Hopes' opening day


Our birthday bash was Tuesday, July 22 with cake/popsicles for all the kiddos, a Happy Birthday banner in the front lobby, and balloons!

All the kiddos met on the playground and sang happy birthday to High Hopes!

Thank you for 30 years of support!


Friday morning fun with Edie








Help High Hopes win $5,000!


First Tennessee Bank is celebrating their 150th birthday by giving away $5,000 to a different nonprofit organization

EVERY DAY for 150 days! The first recipient

(determined by public voting) was selected March 29th. 

We need YOUR help!


Visit this link to place your votes for High Hopes (one per day from EACH DEVICE!) So fire up your work computer, laptop, tablet, and phone... Each vote counts! 

Use your votes to help High Hopes bring home $5,000!



Learn more about what High Hopes does for children in our community! 

Watch Grayson's story below.




Thank you to the many friends who visited our Open House!
May 1, 2014 was an amazing day in the history of High Hopes.


 A special thank you to Gnash and President Sean Henry from the Nashville Predators who helped us celebrate the opening of Gnash's Clubhouse. Thousands of children will benefit from the generosity of the Predators Foundation. 




High Hopes

was selected as a beneficiary for

A Vintage Affair 2014!

Save the date for the 
Grape Stomp Festival:


October 4th, 2014!




High Hopes has been selected as a beneficiary for the

2016 Dairy Dash, Purity's Moosic City 5k/10k run!




For more information on this fun event, click here!






We are home!!
High Hopes began a new chapter on Thursday, January 23, 2014 as we opened the doors of our new facility at 301 High Hopes Court in Franklin, Tennessee.
Thank you to every person who has helped make this dream a reality.


Click here if you need help finding our new building!

From I-65S:

Take exit 65 for Tennessee 96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro.
Turn right onto Murfreesboro Road.
Take the 1st left onto S Royal Oaks Blvd.
Turn left at Reliant Bank onto Creekstone Blvd.
Turn right onto High Hopes Court. High Hopes will be on your left.

From I-65N:
Take exit 65 for Tennessee 96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro.
Turn left onto Murfreesboro Road.
Turn  left onto S Royal Oaks Blvd.
Turn left at Reliant Bank onto Creekstone Blvd.
Turn right onto High Hopes Court. High Hopes will be on your left.

**Please Note** --  If you are using GPS to find our new home, you will need to enter the "old" street address -

301  Normand Court, Franklin, TN 37064.

     You can be a part of providing hope in our new building. Click here to make a gift!


Questions? Call Director of Development Bonnie Richardson at 615-550-1443.



High Hopes Voted #1!


High Hopes would like to extend a warm thanks to all of our wonderful supporters for voting us #1 in the Tennessean's "Pick of Williamson" polling! This was the first year for the Pick of Williamson awards, and we are thrilled to have been selected by such a terrific community.



This award is a great surprise since there was no official Preschool category for the voting. We are honored to have been chosen as the BEST Day Care in Williamson County! 


Limited openings for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Looking ahead to 2014-2015?

Schedule a tour by calling 615-550-1438 or e-mail Linda Cairatti today.


Working at High Hopes can be rewarding in so many ways!

Interested in joining the High Hopes Preschool team?

 Click here for more information.



High Hopes, Inc.

Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic

With over 25 years of excellence in serving children and youth in middle Tennessee, High Hopes offers a specialized environment for learning, where all children have an equal opportunity to lifelong success through education and supplemental therapeutic services, including physical, occupational, speech therapy, and more.


The Inclusive Preschool at High Hopes embraces a child-centered approach to education, offering small class sizes and custom-tailored curricula to meet the needs of each student. Working in tandem, High Hopes’ on-site Pediatric Therapy Clinic offers a wide variety of outpatient therapy services to children and youth through age 21, to gain skills that lead toward a positive and exuberant future. With a team of highly-experienced teachers and therapists, High Hopes offers an unparalleled opportunity for achievement for children and youth of all ability levels and walks of life!



High Hopes is a non-profit organization, serving children and families of Middle Tennessee. We greatly need and appreciate the support and friendship of our community! For more information on how you can help, please visit our Giving page!


The mission of High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic is to equip children and youth with the skills necessary to achieve success through education, rehabilitation, and loving support.