The vision at Thomas Magnet School is to develop citizens that create an enduring and positive impact on any endeavors they pursue. Thomas Magnet is located in a rural Tennessee town known for agriculture and pencil manufacturing. Their school learning environment is based on Paideia Socratic Seminars which help students learn to express their thoughts and opinions by communicating openly during regularly held seminars. A student council organizes projects at the school; if a need arises within the community, students pick that up and take their ideas to their teachers to try it out. In addition, Thomas Magnet School partners with the Confucius Institute to bring Chinese classes to the school.