Where educators & parents come to shop.


The History of The Knowledge Tree

Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 30, 1957 as Fred P. Gattas Company.   The company has remained under the management and ownership of the Gattas family throughout its history.

The company expanded into school supplies and equipment in March of 1994 with the acquisition of Al Graci Educational Service.  Since that time, Knowledge Tree has expanded with additional retail outlets as well as the largest catalog operation dedicated to school equipment in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The company serves the school market through three retail outlets located in Memphis, one in Little Rock, and one in Horn Lake, Desoto County, Mississippi.  These stores offer teachers and parents educational material that make learning fun and effective.  The stores are staffed with sales professionals containing over 100 years of experience in the education field.  These associates are dedicated to providing the most appropriate solution for every customer need.

Our catalog division is staffed with experienced sales professionals who are committed to providing the greatest value in supplies and equipment required by our schools.  Our company is experienced with the ever-changing demands that educators face in creating effective learning environments.

Knowledge Tree prides itself on providing the education market with the best quality and price for all of its professional needs.  Whether it relates to furniture, supplies, curriculum supplements, or developmentally appropriate toys, Knowledge Tree is your best source.

Corporate Headquarters:

Knowledge Tree
5000 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN  38122