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NEW HAPPENINGS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS ARTS, ATHLETICS, TUITION, PHILOSOPHIES & MORE


C OL L EG E PR E PA R ATORY • NON- DENOM INATIONA L • C O - EDUCATIONA L • GRADES 6 -12

To Know & Be Known B U I L D I N G R E L AT I O N S H I P S W I T H O N E A N O T H E R & W I T H C H R I S T

At Brentwood Academy, our faculty and college counselors advocate for each student’s future by building relationships with them and by empowering them to pursue their dreams and their passions. Small class sizes make it possible for every student to be known, nurtured, and challenged according to their unique gifts. The investments we make in building relationships with our students are not just for their future, but for eternity.

Open House April 1, 2017 Campus Tours

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 AM Reservations not required.

brentwoodacademy.com 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood TN 37027


Start Your Journey

Lipscomb Academy is a college preparatory, intentionally Christian school that nurtures PreK-12 students to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve.

lipscomb.edu/journey


VANDERBILT PROGRAMS FOR TALENTED YOUTH pty.vanderbilt.edu (615) 322-8261 Day Program: Fall and spring Saturday options are available for students in grades K-6. Additionally, summer classes available for rising 1st-7th graders. pty.vanderbilt.edu/students/savy/

Offering professional development opportunities and conferences for educators and parents.

Saturday Intensive: Career focus within a hands-on laboratory environment. Fall and spring options for 7th-10th grade motivated and advanced learners. pty.vanderbilt.edu/students/wavu/

Residential Program: Summer options available based on grade for rising 8th-12th graders. Students will live and study on Vanderbilt’s freshman campus.

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Developing talent in gifted students…

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private school DIRECTORY Spring 2017 CONTENTS

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School News Updates on Fall school2011 happenings, programs and more.

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School Listings Explore the unique features of area schools.

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Enrichment Spotlights Discover local extracurricular programs.

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Private School Chart Quick-bit info including grades served at various schools, enrollment, tuition and more.

The Private School Directory is sponsored by:

Students at Linden Waldorf School in Nashville. See the school's listing on page 22.

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school INDEX Davidson County Abintra Montessori School The Academy of Harpeth Village Casa dei Montessori Children First, A Montessori Community Children’s House Montessori School Christ the King School Christ Presbyterian Academy The Covenant School Davidson Academy Donelson Christian Academy Ensworth School Ezell-Harding Christian School Father Ryan High School Franklin Road Academy The Gardner School of Midtown The Gardner School of Nashville Gateway Academy Goodpasture Christian School Green Hills Child Development Harding Academy Harpeth Hall School Holly Tree Christian Preschool Holy Rosary Academy Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy Lighthouse Christian School Linden Waldorf School Lipscomb Academy Montessori Centre Montgomery Bell Academy Nashville Christian School Oak Hill School Overbrook School Saint Ann School St. Bernard Academy St. Cecilia Academy St. Edward School Saint Henry School Saint Joseph School St. Pius X Classical Academy University School of Nashville

Rutherford County 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 14 15 15 16 16 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 22 22 22 22 23 23 24 24 26 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 28 29

The Academy of Gateway Bambini Village Montessori Community Christian Day School Franklin Road Christian School Lancaster Christian Academy Middle Tennessee Christian School Providence Christian Academy Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School

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Wilson County

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Boarding Schools

Maury County Agathos Classical School Columbia Academy Zion Christian Academy

Montgomery County Clarksville Academy

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PUBLISHER Stewart Day EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Susan Swindell Day

Sumner County The Academy of Indian Lake Village The Edison School Hendersonville Christian Academy Hendersonville Montessori Academy St. John Vianney School

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Williamson County The Academy of Cool Springs The Academy of Forrest Crossing The Academy of Heritage Commons The Academy of Maryland Farms The Academy of McKay's Mill The Academy of Powell Place The Academy of Seaboard Lane The Academy of Westhaven Battle Ground Academy Benton Hall Academy Brentwood Academy The Classical Academy of Franklin The Comenius School Creek Wood Academy Currey Ingram Academy Franklin Classical School The Gardner School of Brentwood The Gardner School of Franklin Gateway Academy Grace Christian Academy Holly Tree Christian Preschool Montessori Academy Montessori School of Franklin

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Cedars Preparatory Academy Friendship Christian School Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

The Webb School

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MANAGING EDITOR Chad Young ASSOCIATE EDITOR Kiera Ashford

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tim Henard ACCOUNT MANAGERS Teresa Birdsong Amy Carter Ben Haag Kyndall Maxey Larry Prescott CIRCULATION Kevin Mutz

The Private School Directory is published by Day Communications, Inc. Offices are at 3212 West End Ave., Ste. 201, Nashville, TN 37203. Phone is 615-2562158; Fax is 615-256-2114. Website is nashvilleparent.com. The Private School Directory is copyright © 2017 by Day Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

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Academics The Learning Lab of Brentwood The Learning Lab of Nashville Learning Rx Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth

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Nature/Outdoor Activities Peachtree Farms

After-School Activities Music City Indoor Karting

ON THE COVER:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville Children's Theatre

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A Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) student athlete on the pitch. The all-boys school was established in 1867 and today serves 750 in grades 7 - 12. MBA will mark 150 years with a celebration taking place on Saturday, April 29. See MBA's listing on page 24.


“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by

BIBLICALLY SATURATED, ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT

listening to words, but by experiences

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in the environment.”

Grace Christian Academy

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Now Enrolling  Pre-­‐K  through  12th  Grade   Contact  Suzanne  Brown  Admissions  Director     (615)  591-­‐3017  

Now Enrolling Pre-K through 12th Grade

Age 2 – Grade 6 Scan this QR code to watch a short video

615-264-3401 www.hendersonvillemontessori.com Voted Best Private School in Sumner County’s Readers Choice Awards 2013, 2014

Contact Suzanne Brown Admissions Director (615) 591-3017

Your child is not standardized Neither are we Your child deserves education that focuses on their strengths, while giving them the tools needed to overcome any weakness. At Cedars Preparatory Academy, we believe in an individualized model of learning, which gives every student the opportunity to learn in a manner that best suits their learning style. We build academic excellence on a firm foundation, and the results speak for themselves.

Good for children. Good for the world.

The Cedars Preparatory Academy 410 West Main Street Lebanon, TN 37087

(615) 547-4612

Columbia, TN 931-388-0556 PreK-12 www.AgathosSchool.com

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Lancaster Christian Academy Early Learning Center 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna, TN 37167 3721 Manson Pk., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (Opening in August) P (615) 223-0451 F (615) 223-8964 lancas terchristianacademy.org

Early Learning Centers 201 Mayfield Drive Smyrna, TN 37167 P (615) 220-5656

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private school UPDATES New additions, faculty changes, service projects and more from area independent schools.

The Covenant School (pg. 14) A new fifth- and sixth-grade program, Ignite, aims to strengthen student passion for finding self identity in Christ and helping them to grow in faithfulness, scholarship, responsibility and relationship to God and others. The Covenant School (33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville). Call 615-467-2313 or visit thecovenantschool.com.

Currey Ingram Academy (pg. 14)

Currey Ingram Academy students use a 3-D printer in the "Mustang Makerspace".

Newly opened is the Mustang Makerspace featuring 3-D printers, LEGOs, LittleBits, Makey Makey kits, a green screen set, clay for creating videos or claymation for stop-motion animation projects. The space also includes tools for creating, inventing, building and exploring. Currey Ingram Academy (6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood) Call 615-507-3173 or visit curreyingram.org.

The Edison School (pg. 15) Now accredited through AdvancED and SACS, The Edison School (2100-B Nashville Pike, Gallatin) has new programs: Project Jumpstart pairs kindergarten kids with with teachers who are also professionally trained therapists. Next, the E-Squared program allows children in grades K-8 to work toward a regular high school diploma, but with additional classroom support plus extended time for mastery. The school now provides free speech and occupational therapy services for qualifying students. Call 615-4315637 or visit theedisonschool.com.

Boys stroll across campus at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Hendersonville Christian Academy (pg. 21)

Students explore ever-changing "Moveable Classrooms" at Linden Waldorf School.

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Hendersonville Christian Academy (355 Old Shackle Island Road) hosts an inaugural Crusader Sports Jam and 5K at HCA North Campus (570 New Shackle Island Road) on Saturday, April 8. Featuring activities for all ages, a 5K, flag football, a baseball challenge, inflatables, food trucks and more, the school is also developing new athletic fields. Call 615-824-1550 or visit hcacrusaders.com.


Linden Waldorf School (pg. 22)

Saint Edward School (pg. 27)

Students can now enjoy an ever-changing classroom at Linden Waldorf School (3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville) with the "Moveable Classroom." For kids in first and second grades, each day children place benches in different configurations to promote active learning. Call 615-354-0270 or visit lindenwaldorf.org.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of Saint Edward School (190 Thompson Lane, Nashville), and celebratory anniversary events are planned throughout the year. In addition, a new plaid pattern for school uniforms has updated the old one. Call 615-833-3447 or visit stedward.org.

Lipscomb Academy (pg. 23)

Saint Rose of Lima School (pg. 29)

Lipscomb Academy (3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville) offers a new strings program in fine arts. Additionally, student mission opportunities now extend to Baja, Ensenada, Dominican Republic, India and Arizona. Call 615-966-6409 or visit lipscombacademy.org.

Montgomery Bell Academy (pg. 24) Montgomery Bell Academy (4001 Harding Road, Nashville) celebrates 150 years this spring. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, MBA hosts a 150th Year Celebration starting with a soccer game pitting alumni against the current junior varsity team. An alumni lacrosse game will also take place as well as the ENDADA Arts Festival (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.), a cocktail hour, dinner, fireworks and live music. Head to montgomerybell.edu to register and for further info.

Saint Ann School (pg. 26) Ella Grace Robertson recently received the National Catholic Education Association's Inaugural Youth Virtues Valor and Vision Award — only 10 students nationwide are selected for this accolade. Next fall, Saint Ann School launches the Hand in Hand Options Program for elementary grades to provide Catholic inclusive education to students with disabilities. Saint Ann School (5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville). Call 615277-9663 or visit saintannparish.com.

Saint Rose of Lima School (1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro) now uses the Handwriting Without Tears program for ages 3 through first grade. The easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and teachers. The school has added flexible seating in one of its classrooms so students can choose how they sit — on a stool, traditional chair, crate seat or yoga ball. This change helps students with ADD by giving them the opportunity to move around throughout the day. Call 615-898-0555 or visit school. saintrose.org.

University School of Nashville (pg. 29)

Girls show off the new plaid uniforms at Saint Edward School.

Quinton Walkeris the new head of high school at University School of Nashville (2000 Edgehill Ave.) Walker has a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Vanderbilt University, a Masters of Education in Leadership from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's from Duke University. Call 615-321-8011 or visit usn.org.

University School of Nashville's new Head of High School, Quinton Walker.

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Kindergarten - 8th Grade– Kindergarten The

Edison School

Innovative Solutions for Successful Learning

ENSWORTH EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD FULLY ACCREDITED 2 Years of Age - 8th grade OUR MISSION

Learning, Love & Service

Saint Rose Catholic School unites with the family to provide a quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment, promoting learning, love and service, which prepares students for the future.

Accredited 2016

8th Grade

Successful learning for children with learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia and autism, as well as anxiety and giftedness.

Successful learning for 2100 B Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN children with learning www.theedisonschool.com | 615.431.5637 differences including ADHD, dyslexia and autism, as well as anxiety and giftedness Preparing students for college,

life, and eternity

2100 B Nashville Pike • Gallatin, TN www.theedisonschool.org 615.431.5637

PreK3-12th Grade

offered for 6th through * PreK attends Music, Computer, * Band 8th grade Library and Spanish teachers PreK through * Enrichment electives offered for * Certified 7th and 8th grade 8th grade

* AdvancEd (SACS) accredited * Average class size 17 * Over 15 clubs and activities

football, cheerleading, * Athletics: cross country, basketball, volley

1414 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville

ball, golf, bowling and soccer.

test scores are all * Standardized above the national average

615.860.5300

www.davidsonacademy.com

1601 North Tennessee Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615.898.0555 - www.school.saintrose.org - admissions@saintrose.org

Casa dei Montessori

A Strong Foundation for the Next Generation

7646 Hwy 70 S., Nashville, TN 37221 A Delicate Balance

Toddler Program Starting at 12 mos.

Toddler through 6th Grade 615-673-8000 | casadeimontessori.com

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The mission of Holy Rosary Academy community is to support and encourage the development of each child’s unique set of God-given talents by providing a Catholic education grounded in Gospel values and committed to excellence.

Spring OPEN HOUSE • April 2 Pre K through 8th grade www.holyrosary.edu • 615-883-1108

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A student and teacher at Providence Christian Academy. See the school's listing on page 26.

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TRANSFORMATION THROUGH EDUCATION Christ Presbyterian Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student.

2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. / Nashville, TN 37215 / 615-373-9550 Visit us on campus, at cpalions.org, or on

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“Before Currey Ingram, Efraim had no time for sports with all the tutors and homework. Now, he excels academically, gets the help he needs at school, and is a leader in two sports.” – EFRAIM’s Mother To hear more from our students and their parents, visit...

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A K-12, independent, co-ed, college-preparatory day school in Brentwood for students with learning differences and unique learning styles. (615) 507-3173 I Financial Aid Available I Tours Offered Daily

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ABINTRA MONTESSORI SCHOOL 914 Davidson Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-4317; Grades: Ages 2-and-a-half Grade 8; Enrollment: 150; Est.: 1980 abintra.org Abintra Montessori School fosters students' independence, self-discipline, critical thinking and respect for self and community. Located in West Nashville, Abintra's beautiful, 10-acre campus and multi-age classrooms provide students with a quality education in a child-directed, respect-based environment. All classrooms integrate Spanish language instruction and the arts into the academic curriculum, offering individualized learning plans that promote curiosity, interest and skills. Our elementary and middle-school students enjoy unique opportunities for off-campus instruction, travel and internships. Accredited by SACS CASI (AdvancEd). THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee academychilddevelopment.com Come "Grow, Learn, Play" with us at The Academy! Peace of mind for you and excellence in education for your child. Degreed and experienced teachers, enrichment classes INCLUDED in tuition and offered by Prescholar Enrichments (science, art, culture and movement classes). Daily continental style breakfast/coffee station for families. Exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp and Discover the Adventures of Summer programs. Voted Best Child Care Center in Williamson County for the past nine years. Call today to reserve your child's spot! AGATHOS CLASSICAL SCHOOL 1201 Mapleash Ave., Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-0556; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 154; Established: 2003 agathosschool.com Agathos assists Christian parents in teaching and training their children to think and speak well and to love beauty, goodness and truth. We encourage each student to achieve his/her fullest intellectual, spiritual and physical potential. Agathos is a Greek word meaning “that which is good, beneficial and worthy of passing on to others.” We are prayerfully eager to pass along the classical tools that enable children to acquire facts, reason clearly, communicate persuasively and live a life "Soli Deo Gloria" — to the glory of God alone. BAMBINI VILLAGE MONTESSORI 1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-405-4778; Grades: PreK - K Enrollment: 24; Established: 2008 bambinivillage.com Bambini Village Montessori Preschool’s mission is to lead children to discover their own unique potential in an authentic Montessori environment. Bambini Village seeks to offer children an exceptional beginning to their academic careers while helping them to develop their independence and joy of learning. Now offering classes in Spanish and French. BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY (K - 4) 150 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064 (5 - 12) 336 Ernest Rice Lane Franklin, TN 37069 615-794-3501; Enrollment: 750; Est.: 1889 battlegroundacademy.org Battle Ground Academy (BGA) is a kindergarten through


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12th grade co-educational, independent school with a mission to ignite and nurture student curiosity, intellect and character. BGA is a school committed to innovation while providing a comprehensive college preparatory experience. We prepare our students to be successful in a world that values critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration as the foundation of a productive society. Founded on the principles of honor, integrity and character, BGA students in every grade focus on attributes that are vital for moral, ethical and leadership development. In 2015, BGA launched its Entrepreneurial Leadership Department, providing Upper School students with an academic track to develop critical 21st century skills. BENTON HALL ACADEMY 2422 Bethlehem Loop Road Franklin, TN 37069 615-791-6467; Grades: 3 - 12 Enrollment: 75; Established: 1977 bentonhallacademy.org Motivated me to excel • Made me realize I can learn and get good grades • Teachers care and help until I understand • Starting to love to learn, even math • Can't wait to go to college • All about second chances • Other teachers used to tell me I'd never graduate ... here, I've not heard those words • They taught me to do my best today and better tomorrow — I'll never forget that lesson • Students speak, we listen. At Benton Hall Academy, we focus on the non-traditional learner to break down barriers, offer individualized learning and a successful future. Also offering equine-assisted learning with Saddle Up! BRENTWOOD ACADEMY 219 Granny White Pike Brentwood, TN 37027 615-523-0611; Grades: 6 - 12 Enrollment: 780; Established.: 1969 brentwoodacademy.com Brentwood Academy is a co-educational, independent, collegepreparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person — body, mind and spirit — to the glory of God. Our commitment is to ensure that strong academics and challenging athletics prosper together in an environment in which God is the foundation. A spirit of cooperation, rooted in wholesome relationship, is necessary for this model of education to be effective. Our purpose is to provide each student a total experience that cultivates their personal gifts and talents, develops confidence and initiative, and promotes a personal relationship with Christ. CASA DEI MONTESSORI 7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville, TN 37221 615-673-8000; Ages: 12 months - 12 years Enrollment: 75; Established: 1998 casadeimontessori.com An amazing staff of credentialed teachers approved by the State Department of Education are dedicated to creating educational opportunities and discovering the emerging talents and interests of every student. The Montessori environment makes learning meaningful, enjoyable and enticing, leaving the child with a true understanding of the material as opposed to the memorization of facts and abstract concepts. Our toddler classroom serves children ages 12 months to 2-and-a-half years. We have a primary classroom for ages 2-and-a-half through kindergarten with flexible schedules available and an elementary classroom for ages 6 - 12. Summer programs offered. Please come and visit the community of Casa dei Montessori. (please turn the page)

1710 Woodmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 615-292-9938 www.childrenfirstmontessori.org

The Comenius School A Resource and Community for Homeschooling Families Kindergarten - 12th Grade

As the homeschool umbrella and tutorial arm of Franklin Classical School, we provide: Advising K-12 Tutorial g Record Keeping g Electives g Athletics g College Counseling g Graduation Ceremony g

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CEDARS PREPARATORY ACADEMY 410 W. Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087 615-547-4612; Grades: Preschool - 5 Enrollment: 125; Established: 2010 thecedarsprep.com Cedars Preparatory Academy is a unique private school dedicated to academic excellence. We provide a preschool and kindergarten program with both year round (261 days) and traditional (180 days) nine-month programs, as well as elementary grades 1 - 5, and summer programs for ages 2 - 12. Each child's unique gifts are honored in an exceptionally healthy, safe and nurturing environment. Please visit our website for tuition options. Extended care available. CHILDREN FIRST, A MONTESSORI COMMUNITY 1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-292-9938; Ages: 8 weeks - 10 years (grade 4); Enrollment: 100; Est.: 2003 childrenfirstmontessori.org Children First Montessori is "home" to children ages 8 weeks through fourth grade. Children First is a year-round, full-time preschool and elementary school certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and a member of the American Montessori Society. Our teachers nurture each child's spirit through the Montessori method, providing a loving environment to aid in the self-development of the whole child. Children are allowed to progress based on their developmental needs.

CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3404 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-298-5647; Ages: 3, 4, 5 and K Enrollment: 72; Established: 1973 childrenshousenashville.org Our mission at Children’s House is to guide a diverse group of children to become joyful, lifelong learners who respect others. We offer full and part day enrollment where children enjoy hands-on activities in multi-age, Montessori classrooms. Our faculty members guide children using the Montessori curriculum which we have aligned with the Tennessee Department of Education Learning Standards. We believe that children who experience diversity when they are young grow to accept and cherish differences in others and themselves. Need-based tuition assistance is available. Applications accepted year round; apply early. CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (CKS) 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212 615-292-9465; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 262; Est.: 1937; cksraiders.org For more than 75 years, CKS has partnered with parents to provide an educational journey that forms the heart, mind and spirit of children. Academic excellence stems from a curriculum that integrates a strong foundational core with the arts and technology. Courses for all grades include foreign language, music, PE, library, computer and middle school band/chorus. Co-curricular activities include forensics, chess club, a parochial athletic program, private guitar/piano/voice lessons, science club and boy/girl scouts. With a focus on each child as a unique individual, our teachers challenge each student to maximize their potential and live lives dedicated to faith, service and love.

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 615-373-9550; Grades: Preschool - 12 Enrollment: 1,308; Established: 1985 cpalions.org Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. CPA provides transformational education through a Christian world view and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more. CLARKSVILLE ACADEMY (CA) 710 N. Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040 931-647-6311; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 655; Established: 1970 clarksvilleacademy.com For more than 40 years, CA has provided students a superior college preparatory education. CA has recently been named to the Apple Distinguished School Program. This elite honor is given to schools exemplifying critical solutions-based thinking, technology-infused classrooms and more. From small class sizes to the one to one technology program, from the honors, AP and dual enrollment courses to the Division II athletic offerings, our students are given the opportunity to excel and thrive in many different areas. The curricula for the lower, intermediate and upper school have high academic standards combined with a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to develop talents, self-confidence and discipline. One-hundred percent of the graduating seniors receive college acceptance and scholarships.

Community Christian Day School Elementary

Now Enrolling for Kindergarten through 6th Grade for Fall 2017    

ABeka Book Curriculum

    

Christian Environment with weekly chapel

   

Small Class Size

will tell the next generation about the glorious

Licensed by the TN Dept of Education Four Year College Degreed Teachers with current TN State Teaching License Non-­Denominational Bible Curriculum

  

185 Enon Springs Road West Smyrna, TN 37167

Lunch and Snack cost included in tuition State of the Art Facility ipads

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THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY OF FRANKLIN 810 Del Rio Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-8556; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 90; Established: 2010 tcafranklin.org The Classical Academy of Franklin is a distinctively Christian and classical school equipping students with tools to become lifelong learners in the kingdom of God. Our purpose is to assist parents in providing a Christ-centered education for their children. To that end, The Classical Academy of Franklin provides a biblically based curriculum and teaches all subjects as part of an integrated whole with the scriptures at the center. We offer a part- and full-time preschool, and before and after care is available. COLUMBIA ACADEMY 1101 W. Seventh St., Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-5363; Grades: Preschool - 12 — and — 756 Beechcroft Road, Spring Hill 931-486-1002; Grades Jr. K - 5 Enrollment: 940+; Established: 1979 cabulldogs.org Founded in 1979, Columbia Academy (CA) is a place where rigorous academics and Christian faith come together to form an environment where students grow in knowledge, confidence and character. CA is an AdvancED (SACS) accredited collegepreparatory school offering students competitive TSSAA athletics, fine arts, extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities along with the ability to earn substantial college credit before graduation. CA maintains a satellite campus in Spring Hill for grades Jr. K - 5. (please turn the page)

A happy student at Ensworth School.

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Fr anklin Road

Christian School NOW ENROLLING FOR 2017 - 2018

$

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annual tuition

part-time/extended-care available

GRADES K3 - 12

Franklin Road Christian School is designed to assist the Christian home in the responsibility of training the child in a Christ-centered philosophy of life.

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An educational journey from infant through 8th grade.

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THE COMENIUS SCHOOL (TCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3778; Grades K - 12 Tutorial K - 12; Established: 1992 thecomeniusschool.com TCS: "an umbrella and tutorial arm of Franklin Classical School." TCS assists families in their effort to home educate their children. TCS seeks to be the best friend to our homeschool families and is committed to expanding services, courses and electives in the coming years. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL 185 Enon Springs Road W. Smyrna, TN 37167 615-220-2237; Grades Preschool - 6 Enrollment: 286; Established: 2009 communitychristiandayschool.com Community Christian Day School (CCDS) is a Category 1 private school licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education. This school provides excellence in education and spiritual growth. The students thrive in the 15-member or fewer class size where the Christian-based ABeka Curiculum is taught daily. Lunch and snacks are included in the tuition. CCDS also offers a preschool program, ages 6 weeks through PreK, and an after-school program for area Rutherford County schools with bus transportation provided. THE COVENANT SCHOOL 33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 615-467-2313; Grades: PreK - 6 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2001 thecovenantschool.com "Where 21st Century Skills Meet Timeless Truth." The Covenant School is an independent, co-educational elementary school for students in PreK - sixth grade. The small class sizes and personalized instruction allow every child’s natural curiosity to be nurtured in an environment that builds competent learners who become culture shapers. Active learning in every classroom meets the highest academic standards while being grounded by the timeless truth of Christ. Strong visual and performing arts, music instruction, athletics and extra-curricular options allow children to explore their strengths and talents. Visit our website and make an appointment to tour our beautiful campus, set in the heart of Green Hills! CREEK WOOD ACADEMY 100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-3331; Grades: 6 weeks - PreK Enrollment: 140; Established: 2002 creekwoodacademy.com Creek Wood Academy is raising the bar and setting a new standard in early child care. We seek to empower children to be the best they can be! We believe all people need to have opportunities to learn, grow and become healthy, responsible, independent and self-sufficient individuals. Creek Wood Academy provides children with love, joy, encouragement and the feeling of being special. This underlying philosophy helps ensure the satisfaction of the parents who entrust their children to our care. CURREY INGRAM ACADEMY 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-507-3173; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 330+; Established: 1968 curreyingram.org If your child has average to superior intelligence but is not reaching his/her fullest potential in a traditional classroom,


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look at Currey Ingram Academy. Through small classes and personalized instruction, we address each student's learning style — allowing students to soar ahead in strength areas while shoring up any areas of need. Each student has an individualized learning plan, and parents receive four parentteacher conferences per year. Strong arts, athletics and extra-curricular activities emphasize student strengths and talents, while speech-language support and strong guidance and college counseling support round out our approach to preparing every child for college and for life.

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DONELSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (DCA) 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-2926; Grades: PreK - 12 and 2- to 3-year-old preschool program Enrollment: 855; Established: 1971 dcawildcats.org DCA's integration of faith and learning in a collegepreparatory context provides an ideal environment to teach students in truth, challenge students in the midst of a caring community and equip students to lead for God's kingdom. DCA strives to provide students a framework to learn and live in a manner that demands the best from each individual. Rigorous curriculum, including numerous advanced placement and dual enrollment courses, are taught in the context of a biblical world view.

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THE EDISON SCHOOL 2100-B Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-431-5637; Grades K - 8 Enrollment: 32; Established: 2012 theedisonschool.com The Edison School (TES) focuses on children with learning differences. With a student/teacher ratio of 7:1, students thrive in our highly individualized environment. TES offers a two-tiered program: E1 is geared toward children with specific learning differences (ADHD, autism, dyslexia, anxiety, gifted) with average to above-average cognitive abilities; E2 was developed for children who need more time to process information than their E1 peers. The Project Jumpstart classroom focuses on kindergarten-aged children who require a different instructional and behavior – management strategies than those required to teach typically-developing children.

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DAVIDSON ACADEMY 1414 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37207 615-860-5300; Grades: K3 - 12 Enrollment: 725; Established: 1980 davidsonacademy.com Davidson Academy, proud to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence, serves 725 students in grades preschool through 12. This interdenominational, Christian, college-preparatory school provides a safe, nurturing, academically rigorous program. Students are encouraged to explore their potential through a wide range of courses, athletics, fine arts and extra-curricular activities. Quality, experienced teachers provide reliable communication, valuable opportunities for parental involvement and superior preparation for any choice of college.

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ENSWORTH SCHOOL Grades: K - 8 (615-383-0661) 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 — and — Grades: 9 - 12 (615-301-5400) 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221 Enrollment: 670 (K - 8), 463 (high school) Established: 1958; ensworth.com Ensworth is a K - 12th grade co-educational independent school. The school promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity and to be contributors to society. Programs include challenging academics, visual and performing arts, fitness and athletics, and service learning in an environment that nurtures the whole child. EZELL-HARDING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 574 Bell Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-367-0532; Grades: 2 yrs - grade 12 Enrollment: 404; Established: 1973 ezellharding.com Ezell-Harding Christian School helps students ages 2 through 12th grade to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our students average an ACT score of 25 and enjoy a 96 percent college placement rate. Members of the TSSAA, the Eagles have 18 total state championships in athletics. With faith as our cornerstone, EHCS students, teachers, parents and administrators bear witness to the world that life together in God is beautiful.

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FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 615-383-4200; Grades: 9 - 12 Enrollment: 940; Established: 1925 fatherryan.org Father Ryan is a co-educational, Catholic, college preparatory high school rooted in its more than 90-year tradition of faith, knowledge and service. It offers education curriculum across five grade levels, with 26 Advanced Placement courses, and 100 percent of its most recent senior class was accepted to more than 160 colleges and universities, receiving more than $27 million in scholarships. The school also offers a strong co-curricular program in athletics, band, theater, social justice and service, with national recognition for each of these programs. Father Ryan holds membership in Cum Laude Society and was the first school in the state to hold dual accreditation from SACS and SAIS. More info is available at the website.

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FRANKLIN CLASSICAL SCHOOL (FCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3777; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 145; Established: 1992 franklinclassical.com FCS is an independent, private, Christian school that provides a rigorous, well-rounded education that is biblically based and spiritually vital in the equipping of young men and women to know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to transform families, institutions and nations for the glory of God. FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 615-832-8845; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 740; Established: 1971 franklinroadacademy.com Franklin Road Academy is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade co-educational independent school where students are inspired to pursue their academic and co-curricluar passions and encouraged to make a difference in the lives of others. We value a well-rounded student experience, and our intentional class size allows students to fully engage in the classroom while competing at a high athletic level or perfecting an art form. FRANKLIN ROAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3124 Franklin Road Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615-890-0894; Grades: K3 - 12 Enrollment: 475; Established: 1974 frcsminutemen.com The vision of Franklin Road Christian School (FRCS) is to provide challenging academics, life-giving community and transforming discipleship. FRCS provides a Christian worldview curriculum and servant leadership training. We partner with families to pursue rigorous, college-bound academics within a caring community, experienced through vital, committed relationships among faculty, students and parents. We honor Jesus Christ by integrating Christian discipleship into an academic setting that includes fine arts, athletics and global missions.


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FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (FCS) 5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087 615-449-1573; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 551; Established: 1973 friendshipchristian.org One of the few schools in the country to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2017, FCS is dedicated to uniting a Christian worldview with exceptional academics, arts and athletics. All 63 members of the 2016 graduating class were accepted into college and were offered $9.3 million in scholarships. The average ACT score for the top 10 percent was 31, the top 25 percent average was 29, the top 50 percent average was 28 and the overall average was 25. FCS has also celebrated 13 athletic state championships in the last 10 years. Choice matters. Choose Friendship. THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF BRENTWOOD 1591 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027 615-613-0472 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2007 — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN 131 Market Exchange Court Franklin, TN 37067 615-656-2800 Enrollment: 190; Established: 2010 — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF MIDTOWN 1811 State St., Nashville, TN 37203 615-360-7700 Enrollment: 170; Established: 2011 — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-882-0440 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2005 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK thegardnerschool.com At The Gardner School (TGS), we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for learning where your child can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success. Our nationally recognized curriculum enables us to offer a rich learning experience in a school that is educationally engineered to stimulate their naturally inquisitive minds. At TGS, your child will have a full suite of enrichment programs to further enhance their creative abilities and talents. GATEWAY ACADEMY (GA) 5500 Maryland Way, #110 Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-2929 — and — 2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 102 Nashville, TN 37212 615-377-2929; Grades: PreK - 12 mygatewayacademy.com GA is a fully accredited school that optimizes the learning environment for each student by providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects based upon the student’s individual needs. Our highly personalized approach accommodates each student’s strengths/weaknesses and boosts confidence levels while building critical thinking skills. GA is ideal for students who need a more flexible schedule than traditional schools provide to catch up, keep up or move up.

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GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 619 Due West Ave., Madison, TN 37115 615-868-2600; Grades: 12 months - Grade 12; Enrollment: 918; Established: 1965 goodpasture.org Goodpasture Christian School is designed to offer a challenging environment in which each student may pursue and achieve individual academic goals. We offer a college preparatory environment with a rich heritage. On our Christ-centered campus, students of all faiths are welcome. Elementary students receive Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, STEM lab, music, art, technology lab and library each week. New campus plans include the construction of an entrepreneurial center, makerspace lab, television studio, mission center and a two-court gymnasium. Graduating seniors average $85,000 each in scholarship offers and earn more than 400 cumulative hours of college credit prior to graduation. Our campus is home to state-of-the-art technology including 3D scanning and printing, engineering and robotics.

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GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064 615-591-3017; Grades: PreK - 7; Enrollment: 625; Established: 2009 gcalions.com The mission of Grace Christian Academy is to assist Christian families in the teaching of their children by providing them an experiential education that is distinctively Christian, biblically saturated, Christ glorifying, academically excellent, and service and mission oriented. Accredited by SACS and ACSI. GREEN HILLS CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-383-3373; Grades: Infants - K Enrollment: 108; Established: 2011 greenhillschild.com/faq Green Hills Child Development is a private, year-round Christian preschool and kindergarten under the Department of Education. Our mission is to support the God-inspired way young children learn, respecting each child's path to social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. Please visit our website to find out more, including the advantages of smaller classes for children in our PreK and Kindergarten program. Tours by appointment. HARDING ACADEMY 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-2974; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 500; Established: 1971 hardingacademy.org With a focus on rigorous academics taught by nurturing teachers, Harding Academy students thrive within a uniquely balanced and motivating environment. At the heart of the Harding Academy advantage is our fundamental commitment to the PreK - 8 structure, which supports every student’s social, emotional and academic needs in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our students excel academically and are also accomplished athletes, artists and leaders. HARPETH HALL SCHOOL 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215 615-297-9543; Grades: 5 - 12 (girls only) Enrollment: 690; Established: 1865 harpethhall.org At Harpeth Hall, girls and young women find a place where they become independent thinkers and confident leaders ready to pursue their bravest ambitions. Our students draw from the very best of Harpeth Hall’s rich traditions


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and its timeless values — honor, integrity, excellence and leadership — to think critically about how best to engage authentically in their school community and beyond. Our teachers encourage collaboration and instill excellence. They’re thoughtful and intrepid innovators in the classroom and labs and mentors on the stage and the playing field, creating coursework that brings out the very best in their students. Girls matter at Harpeth Hall. Visit our website to learn more about how Harpeth Hall is where girls come to “Dream Big and Go Far!” HENDERSONVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 355 Old Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 570 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-1550; Grades: Preschool - Grade 12; Enrollment: 300; Established: 1977 hcacrusaders.com Our goal is to assist the home and church in teaching students the Word of God and the skills and knowledge necessary to live a productive Christian life. Our challenging academic program is accompanied by athletic and fine arts opportunities. Hendersonville Christian Academy has two convenient locations in Sumner County. HENDERSONVILLE MONTESSORI ACADEMY 162 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-264-3401; Ages: 2 - Grade 6 Enrollment: 45; Established: 1992 hendersonvillemontessori.com Hendersonville Montessori Academy is a school for students ages 2 - sixth grade. Each student has the opportunity to become independent, self-disciplined and self-directed. The talents of all children are honored while giving them the opportunity to discover, research and understand actions and academics. Young children are learning concretely through their senses, while older children are learning abstractly, building and practicing executive function skills that will prepare them in all aspects of their lives. Visit our website to see children in action, and sign up for our "Montessori in Motion Tours" to actually see for yourself how the program works. HOLLY TREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-6636; Grades: 6 weeks - 5 years Established: 1979 — and — 3421 Old Anderson Road Antioch, TN 37013 615-366-1750; Grades: 6 weeks - 12 years Established: 1985 hollytreechildcare.com Holly Tree is about faith, family, fun ... Holly Tree features a nationally recognized curriculum, degreed and experienced teachers, center-wide classroom surveillance system, coded keypad entry and large, shaded playgrounds. All meals and snacks included in tuition — including "Wake Up Wednesday" continental breakfast served weekly! Enrichment classes available and tuition includes weekly Children's Chapel and JAM (Jesus and Me!) classes taught by our experienced children’s ministry. "Family Time Events" planned monthly! Call today to reserve your child's spot! (please turn the page)

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HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-1108; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 325; Established: 1954 holyrosary.edu As a National Blue Ribbon School, Holy Rosary Academy is proud to be considered one of the best schools in the nation. Our mission, since 1954, is to support and encourage the development of each child's unique God-given talents providing a Catholic education grounded in gospel values and excellence. We serve grade levels PreK - 8 with current enrollment at approximately 325. JONATHAN EDWARDS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 4479 Jackson Road, Whites Creek, TN 37189 615-876-7291; Grades: K - 11 Enrollment: 125; Established: 2009 jecanashville.org When we say we are committed to celebrating the lordship of Christ over all things, cultivating students' minds for their fullest capacities and creating a culture of virtuous childhood ... we are serious. Come see what makes Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy so special. LANCASTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna, TN 37167 615-223-0451; Grades: 6 weeks - Grade 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 1997 lancasterchristianacademy.org Atmosphere, character, relationship and education are important words at Lancaster Christian Academy (LCA). LCA is an incredible school located in Smyrna serving students from 6 weeks old to 12th grade. LCA provides an excellent education in a contemporary Christian environment where students thrive and succeed in a loving, safe, fun atmosphere. Highly motivated Christian taechers, nationally recognized accredited curriculum and individual attention are a daily part of student life. To schedule a tour: knights.office@lcaknights.com or 615-2230541. LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (LCS) 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-331-6286; Grades: K2 - 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 1979 lighthouseministries.org/school LCS is the unique solution for parents dedicated to preparing their children for life. LCS is an unrivaled, multicultural educational institution that reflects the community it serves, providing an affordable, Christ-centered, quality education in a loving and caring environment. LCS was the 2015 winner of Tennessee’s Toast of Music City, Best in Private Education. For more than 35 years, LCS has provided a quality education that prepares future leaders for college, while equipping them to live out God’s purposes for their lives. LINDEN WALDORF SCHOOL 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 615-354-0270; Grades: PreK - 8, plus parent/ child class; Enrollment: 200 Established: 1997; lindenwaldorf.org Our mission is to provide education that honors the stages of childhood, cultivates a love of learning and addresses the whole child. The curriculum balances strong academics with artistic and practical skills to provide a rich, engaging experience that prepares children to meet the future with clarity of thought, a caring heart and the confidence to initiate change. We encourage you to attend a Windows on Waldorf tour to be inspired by this time-tested educational approach.

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LIPSCOMB ACADEMY 3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37204 615-966-6409; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 1,300; Established: 1891 lipscombacademy.org The elementary school offers a core curriculum of literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and Bible. Other weekly subjects include art, music, physical education and technology. The middle school allows students to build independence, responsibility and decision-making skills to prepare them for the rigors of the high school environment. The high school prepares students to meet their goals after graduation through challenging college preparatory classes, dynamic experiences in the fine arts, championship athletics and more. MIDDLE TENNESSEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-893-0601; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 685; Established: 1962 mtcscougars.org Founded on the tradition of providing excellence in education and spiritual growth, we have been committed to the ministry of Christian education for more than 50 years. Providing college preparatory academics, championship level TSSAA athletics and award-winning fine arts programs, our students encounter numerous opportunities of growth on every level. Our class of 2014 graduated with 100-percent college acceptance. We offer a loving school community with committed teachers and staff inspiring Christ-like character and service. MTCS is a triple accreditation school teaching for tomorrow, while training the spirit, mind and body for eternity. MONTESSORI ACADEMY 6021 Cloverland Drive Brentwood, TN 37027 615-833-3610; Ages: Infants - Grade 8 Enrollment: 250; Established: 1967 montessoriacad.org Students flourish in our positive, respectful environment. Multi-age classrooms facilitate the executive functions of critical thinking, independence, and leadership skills. The full complement of Montessori materials provide handson understanding of abstract concepts, invite order, and precision. Our certified teachers foster an environment of academic curiosity while providing a nurturing environment that promotes social, academic, and emotional growth. Dually accredited by the American Montessori Society and AdvancEd. MONTESSORI CENTRE 4608 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37220 615-373-0897; Ages: 2 months - K Enrollment: 122; Established: 1966 montessoricentre.org Founded in 1966, Montessori Centre is the area's oldest Montessori program. We have earned our reputation as Nashville's premiere Montessori school, striving to foster independence, confidence and a lifelong love of learning in children from infancy to kindergarten. Our family of compassionate, Montessori-certified educators guides each child’s unique academic, physical and social development within diverse, multi-age classrooms. We offer part-time and full-time schedules, extended care and a wide selection of enrichment courses such as art, music, yoga and science.

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MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN 244 Noah Drive, Franklin, TN 37064 615-794-0567; Ages: 18 months - Grade 6 Enrollment: 110; Established: 2001 montessorifranklin.org Our mission at Montessori School of Franklin is to be a place that nurtures and celebrates the unfolding of each child’s potential. We provide a carefully designed environment for children to develop respect for themselves, others and the environment; increasing independence; gradual exposure to wider environments; opportunities to make decisions and solve problems; and intellectual growth through the availability of beautiful, ordered and purposeful materials. Our trained staff provides a warm and loving environment for children of diverse backgrounds to experience the joy of learning. Before and after care available. MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (MBA) 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 615-298-5514; Grades: 7 - 12 (boys only) Enrollment: 750; Established: 1867 montgomerybell.edu MBA is the oldest private school in Tennessee. MBA’s motto of “Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete” reflects the school’s dedication to the ethical, intellectual and physical growth of young men. MBA prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence, as evidenced by the number of National Merit and AP scholars each year. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 14, the school provides the necessary support to achieve. At MBA, leadership is emphasized, the arts are celebrated and athletics are played at the highest level. Financial aid is available.

St. Bernard Academy is a Catholic, independent co-educational elementary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1866. • Home to 340 “Bears” from Junior Kindergarten through 8th Level. • Outstanding, rigorous curriculum that fulfills the goal to develop the whole child: mind, body and spirit. • Average class size of 12 students St. Bernard Academy

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MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (MJCA) 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615-758-2427; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 550; Est.: 1979; mjca.org MJCA is a college preparatory school that extends a variety of opportunities in the many academic, fine arts and athletic activities provided. MJCA offers an outstanding academic product with moderate tuition rates in an environment which includes growing sports and fine arts programs, a student leadership academy and dual enrollment courses where students can earn college credit upon graduation. More than 95 percent of MJCA’s graduates attend college, many with academic and/or athletic scholarships. MJCA is fully accredited by ACSI and AdvancEd. NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (NCS) 7555 Sawyer Brown Road Nashville, TN 37221 615-356-5600; Grades: 6 weeks - 12 Enrollment: 703; Established: 1971 nashvillechristian.org NCS is a 6 weeks - grade 12 college-preparatory school whose vision is to help students realize and pursue their full potential — spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially — while learning to establish and grow their relationship with God. Students of all levels are challenged to succeed at a high level to prepare them for future success. Advanced students have opportunities for AP and dual enrollment classes as part of a scholars program while students with learning differences are served through the LIFE program. All students take part in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. NCS is accredited by AdvancED and NCSA and offers competitive TSSAA athletics and an award-winning fine arts program as part of its many extracurriculars. (please turn to page 26)


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OAK HILL SCHOOL 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 615-297-6544; Grades: PreK - 6 Enrollment: 521; Established: 1961 oakhillschool.org Oak Hill School offers educational opportunities for boys and girls in PreK through sixth grade. At Oak Hill School, we understand that every child is unique. Our progressive academic approach fosters an environment where students establish themselves as leaders, creative problem solvers and collaborative learners, all while becoming persons of integrity grounded in Christian morals and values. With a dynamic curriculum, exceptional instruction and high achievement as an expectation, Oak Hill School provides a joyful foundation for your child’s future success. OVERBROOK SCHOOL 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-292-5134; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 344; Est.: 1936; overbrook.edu Overbrook roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. Founded in 1936 by the Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation, Overbrook is a co-educational, prekindergarten through eighth-grade independent Catholic school with a dynamic tradition of educating children in a community setting through study, prayer and service. Overbrook offers financial aid, family tuition discounts and after-school care. Clubs and after-school activities include nine team sports and more than 19 clubs/activities. Named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Overbrook School now offers bus service from Williamson and Rutherford counties.

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PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (PCA) 410 DeJarnette Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-0902; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 375; Established: 1996 providencechristian.com PCA is a classical, interdenominational Christian school whose mission is to teach students to seek God's truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning. PCA recently added more than 42,000 square feet to the current campus including 25 new classrooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium and a library/media center. PCA offers a biblically-based, college preparatory academic program. ​Students enjoy a balance of academics and service projects and have opportunities for involvement in numerous athletics and fine arts program. PCA varsity athletes compete in the TSSAA. Before-and-after-school programs available.

PREKINDERGARTEN-8TH GRADE CO-EDUCATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION SINCE 1936.

SAINT ANN SCHOOL 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 615-269-0568; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 145; Established: 1921 saintannparish.com/school Saint Ann School offers a diverse learning community focused on spirituality, academics and service. With a long history of academic excellence in a Christian environment, we promote responsibility and respect to all students. Innovative programs, hands-on technology and a wellrounded, faith-based curriculum result in varied instructional activities including band and Spanish.

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ST. BERNARD ACADEMY (SBA) 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-385-0440; Grades: Junior K - 8 Enrollment: 340; Established: 1866 stbernardacademy.org SBA is a Catholic, independent, co-ed school near Vanderbilt, downtown and Hillsboro Village. In the 2016-17 school year, SBA celebrated 150 years of educating the young minds of Nashville and unveiled the largest addition the school has seen in more than 50 years! The experience and expertise of our teachers along with the challenging curriculum helps our students build a strong educational foundation during their most formative years. The nurturing family-like environment allows children to develop into motivated young adults prepared for their next steps in education. Service learning, to focus on giving back, is implemented in every grade level.

Zion Christian Academy Tour our School Meet our Family Share in our Experience

Training both heart and mind for the glory of God

. Preschool -12th Grade . Safe, Caring Environment . Nondenominational . College Preparatory

Accredited by: AdvancED and ACSI zioneagles.org

. Member of TSSAA . Full Arts and Athletic Programs . Bus Services Offered 6901 Old Zion Rd. Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 388-5731

Students at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School in Murfreesboro. See the school's listing on page 29.

ST. CECILIA ACADEMY 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-298-4525; Grades: 9 - 12 (girls only) Enrollment: 272; Established: 1860 stcecilia.edu Exercising its mission on the foundation of the life and teaching of the Catholic Church, St. Cecilia Academy ennobles young women, equips them to excel and inspires them to lead lives of integrity. Financial aid is available. ST. EDWARD SCHOOL 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211 615-833-5770; Grades: PreK - 8 (3-yearold program now available); Enrollment: 300+; Established: 1952; stedward.org Celebrating 65 years of service, St. Edward School has been at the forefront of Catholic education in the Nashville community. We are more than a school; we are a family. We embrace cultural diversity, academic excellence with an emphasis on math and science, and the spiritual formation of your child. Our dedicated teachers, with an average tenure of 15 years, will engage your child in active learning within a Christ-centered and loving environment. In order to serve all families in our community, our tuition is the same for all faiths. (please turn the page)

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Welcome to Providence Christian Academy.

We are an inter-denominational Pre-K – 12th grade school located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Providence Christian Academy offers a classical education with a Christian worldview and parental involvement. As our mission statement says, “We are teaching students to seek God’s truth and equipping them with the tools for a lifetime of learning.”

PRE-K-12TH GRADE • SMALL CLASSES • ADVANCED ACADEMICS STRONG ATHLETICS, MUSIC, & FINE ARTS PROGRAMS Call to schedule a tour and learn more!

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SAINT HENRY SCHOOL 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-1328; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 639; Established: 1957 sthenryschool.org We support the family through a strong religious and academic curriculum. As the whole child is the focus, we strive to form students spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally. Our instructional program revolves around a strong academic curriculum including art, computer, music, band, chorus, Spanish and physical education. Co-curricular activities include drama, forensics and sports. The school provides a resource department for educational testing, guidance and instructional support for the classroom, a full-time guidance counselor and a full-time nurse practitioner. ST. JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL 501 N. Water, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-230-7048; Grades: PreK3 - 8 Enrollment: 100; Established: 2003 saintjohnvianney.org The mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the church in their responsibility of forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next. Our SACS/ AdvancED accredited program offers a challenging curriculum which also includes art, music, technology, library, physical education and Spanish. We offer one of the best student to faculty ratios in Middle Tennessee, which allows us to provide amazing personal attention in a close-knit, caring environment. SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison, TN 37115 615-865-1491; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 330; Established: 1953 saintjosephschoolnashville.org Saint Joseph School provides children of all faiths with a strong academic foundation. Our students benefit from a diverse curriculum designed to prepare them for future success in high levels of education. We also offer a Resource Program targeting both students who struggle academically and those who work above the standard. Our core classes are enhanced with the newest resources and technologies including smart boards with student remote systems. Special classes like art, music, physical education and Spanish assist in developing well-rounded students. Co-curricular activities include sports (K - 8), video club, band, forensics, scouts, choir, environmental club and service to others. St. Joseph School is accredited by SACS and the state of Tennessee. Bus service is available in some areas. ST. PIUS X CLASSICAL ACADEMY 2750 Tucker Road, Nashville, TN 37218 615-255-2049; Grades: PreK3 - 8 Enrollment: 80; stpiusnashville.org St. Pius X Classical Academy is a small, Catholic school located in North Nashville. St. Pius X has been noted for its academic excellence and offers a low student-teacher ratio. The school utilizes a classical approach and offers daily worship, athletics, and before and after-care programs. St. Pius X is accredited by AdvancEd and a member of NCEA.


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SAINT ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-898-0555; Grades: Ages 2 - Grade 8 Enrollment: 350+; Established: 1999 school.saintrose.org Saint Rose Catholic School unites with the family to provide a quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment, promoting learning, love and service, which prepares students for the future. Fully accredited. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE (USN) 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-327-3812; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 1,050; Established: 1915 usn.org USN models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic tapestry of metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning and the pursuit of excellence. Expect to find superb faculty, low teacher-student ratios and outstanding athletic and artistic opportunities at USN. Financial aid is available. THE WEBB SCHOOL (BOARDING & DAY) 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle, TN 37020; 931-389-6003; Grades: 6 - 12 Enrollment: 315; Established: 1870 thewebbschool.com Founded in 1870, The Webb School has a history of academic excellence with an emphasis on character development. Webb offers a vigorous college-preparatory education for students in grades 6 - 12. Guided by our core values of honor and integrity, the goal of The Webb School is to motivate young men and women to reach their potential. The community of 315 students is small by design, to create lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth. Webb's friendly environment and emphasis on honor and integrity truly creates a place we are proud to call the Character of Home. ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 6901 Old Zion Road, Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-5731; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 500; Established: 1979 zioneagles.org Founded in 1979, Zion Christian Academy provides excellent academic preparation within a biblical world and life view. The non-denominational program brings in quality Christian teachers from a wide range of church backgrounds. Dual accredited through AdvancEd (SACS) and ACSI. Our technologyrich learning environment prepares our students for future success in college and career. Highest ACT average for our graduates in the area with national merit scholars awarded regularly. Full arts program with TSSAA athletics. Training both hearts and minds for the glory of God. Check on our variable tuition plan.

HIGHLIGHTS St. Cecilia Academy has been ranked the #1 Best Catholic High School in Tennessee. Innovative “Physics First” science curriculum Nationally recognized fine arts program 12 competitive varsity sports Domestic and international travel opportunities

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After-School Activities

Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Ste. 403, Nashville 615-242-3275 • musiccityindoorkarting.com Nashville's newest hot spot for teens and after-school activities features indoor racing along with other fun attractions. We're also here to help with your private school fundraising efforts and school events. We also offer summer camps.

Arts

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 • fristcenter.org The Frist is committed to helping all ages and backgrounds become more familiar, knowledgeable and appreciative of art. The center's Martin ArtQuest offers 30 hands-on art stations for children, and the museum brings in a vast array of art exhibits throughout the year. Admission at the Frist is always free for ages 18 and younger. Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-9103 • nashvillect.org Formed in 1931, NCT is the oldest professional theater company for children and families. Each season, NCT offers high-quality theater productions for young audiences along with drama classes and camps.

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Peachtree Farms 4819 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington 615-419-1089 • peachtreefarms.com Peachtree Farms offers English riding lessons for all ages and levels, beginner to advanced taught by certified instructors. We have horses and ponies for youth riders. Ask about our summer camp programs.

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private school CHART Religious Affiliation

Page

Early Childhood: $13,425 Elementary: $14,520 Middle: $16,750

Nonsectarian

10

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

10

PreK - 12

160

$3,800 - $6,600

Christian

10

615-405-4778 bambinivillage.com

PreK - K

24

$2,850 - $6,350

NA

10

615-794-3501 battlegroundacademy.org

K - 12

750

Lower School: $18,470 Middle School: $22,390 Upper School: $23,150

NA

10

615-791-6467 bentonhallacademy.org

3 - 12

75

Lower School: $14,208 Upper/Middle: $14,884

Christian, Nondenominational

11

615-523-0611 brentwoodacademy.com

6 - 12

780

$23,490

Christian, Nondenominational

11

615-673-8000 casadeimontessori.com

12 months - 12 years

75

$5,600 - $10,550

NA

11

615-547-4612 thecedarsprep.com

Preschool - 5

125

Preschool: $6,999 Elementary: $8,745

NA

12

615-292-9938 childrenfirstmontessori.org

8 weeks - grade 4

100

$6,620 - $12,000

NA

12

615-298-5647 childrenshousenashville.org

Ages 3, 4, 5, K

72

See website for details

NA

12

615-292-9465 cksraiders.org

PreK - 8

262

Preschool: $6,940 Subsidized: $5,975 Full: $8,395

Roman Catholic

12

615-373-9550 cpalions.org

Preschool - 12

1,308

K-5: $12,655; 6-8: $16,490 9-12: $16,970 Preschool: Call for tuition

Presbyterian Church of America

12

931-647-6311 clarksvilleacademy.com

PreK - 12

655

PreK - 12: $8,275

NA

12

615-790-8556 tcafranklin.org

PreK - 12

90

$5,990 - $6,990

Christian

13

931-388-5363 (Columbia) 931-486-1002 (Spring Hill) cabulldogs.org

Preschool - 12

940+

$6,900 - $8,320

Affiliated with Church of Christ/ Nondenominational

13

615-528-3778 thecomeniusschool.com

Umbrella and Tutorial Programs: K - 12

Umbrella: 1,050 Tutorial: 40

Umbrella: $75 - $125 Tutorial: Call for tuition

Nondenominational

14

615-220-2237 communitychristiandayschool.com

Preschool - 6

286

$6,840

Nondenominational

14

615-467-2313 thecovenantschool.com

PreK - 6

150

PreK 3 day: $4,800 PreK 5 day: $8,000 K - 6: $13,000

Presbyterian - PCA

14

33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville 37215

Creek Wood Academy

615-790-3331

6 weeks - PreK

140

Available on website

NA

14

K - 12

330+

K - 12: $39,900

NA

14

School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Abintra Montessori School

615-352-4317 abintra.org

Ages 2-and-a-half grade 8

150

academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years (some locations take up to 12 years)

931-388-0556 agathosschool.com

914 Davidson Drive, Nashville 37205

The Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools 11 convenient locations in Middle Tennessee

Agathos Classical School 1201 Mapleash Ave., Columbia 38401

Bambini Village Montessori 1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro 37129

Battle Ground Academy 150 Franklin Road (K - 4), Franklin 37064 336 Ernest Rice Lane (5 - 12), Franklin 37064

Benton Hall Academy 2422 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin 37069

Brentwood Academy 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood 37027

Casa dei Montessori 7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville 37221

Cedars Preparatory Academy 410 W. Main St., Lebanon 37087

Children First, A Montessori Community 1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Children's House Montessori School 3404 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Christ the King School 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37212

Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 37215

Clarksville Academy 710 N. Second St., Clarksville 37040

The Classical Academy of Franklin 810 Del Rio Pike, Franklin 37064

Columbia Academy 1101 W. Seventh St., Columbia 38401 756 Beechcroft Road, Spring Hill 37174

The Comenius School 408 Church St., Franklin 37064

Community Christian Day School 185 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna 37167

The Covenant School

100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin 37064

creekwoodacademy.com

Currey Ingram Academy

615-507-3173 curreyingram.org

6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood 37027

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Religious Affiliation

Page

K3: $9,975; K4/5: $10,332 1 - 6: $11,382 7 - 12: $11,928

Interdenominational

15

855

K: $8,235 1 - 5: $9,995 6 - 8: $11,325 9 - 12: $11,920

Nondenominational/ Christian

15

K-8

32

K - 8: $13,500 Project Jumpstart: $15,000

NA

15

615-383-0661 (K - 8) 615-301-5400 (9 - 12) ensworth.com

K - 12

K - 8: 670 9 - 12: 463

K - 5: $19,960 6 - 8: $22,180 9 - 12: $24,845

Nonsectarian

16

615-367-0532 ezellharding.com

2 yrs - grade 12

404

Preschool - 4: $8,750 Middle: $9,375 High: $9,775

Church of Christ

16

615-383-4200 fatherryan.org

9 - 12

940

Call for tuition

Catholic

18

615-528-3777 franklinclassical.com

K - 12

145

Call for tuition

Nondenominational

18

615-832-8845 franklinroadacademy.com

PreK - 12

740

PreK - K: $6,659 - $17,930 1 - 4: $17,930 5 - 8: $20,921 9 - 12: $22,086

An inclusive Christian community

18

615-890-0894 frcsminutemen.com

K3 - 12

475

$4,350

Baptist

18

615-449-1573 friendshipchristian.org

PreK3 - 12

551

Call for tuition/check website

Nondenominational

19

615-613-0472 thegardnerschool.com

6 weeks - PreK

150

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-656-2800 thegardnerschool.com

6 weeks - PreK

190

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-630-7700 thegardnerschool.com

6 weeks - PreK

170

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-882-0440 thegardnerschool.com

6 weeks - PreK

150

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-377-2929 mygatewayacademy.com

PreK - 12

NA

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-377-2929 mygatewayacademy.com

PreK - 12

NA

Call for tuition

NA

19

615-377-2929 goodpasture.org

12 months - grade 12

918

$9,855 - $10,855

Church of Christ All faiths welcome

20

615-591-3017 gcalions.com

PreK - 7

625

$8,735 - $9,785

Christian

20

615-383-3373 greenhillschild.com/faq

Infants - K

108

Please see website

Nondenominational

20

615-356-2974 hardingacademy.org

PreK - 8

500

NA

20

School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Davidson Academy

615-860-5300 davidsonacademy.com

K3 - 12

725

615-883-2926 dcawildcats.org

PreK - 12 Preschool program for ages 2 - 3

615-431-5637 theedisonschool.com

1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 37207

Donelson Christian Academy 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville 37214

The Edison School 2100-B Nashville Pike, Gallatin 37066

Ensworth School 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville 37205 (K - 8) 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville 37221 (9 - 12)

Ezell-Harding Christian School 574 Bell Road, Antioch 37013

Father Ryan High School 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville 37204

Franklin Classical School 408 Church St., Franklin 37064

Franklin Road Academy 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville 37220

Franklin Road Christian School 3124 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro 37128

Friendship Christian School 5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon 37087

The Gardner School of Brentwood 1591 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 37027

The Gardner School of Franklin 131 Market Exchange Court, Franklin 37067

The Gardner School of Midtown 1811 State St., Nashville 37203

The Gardner School of Nashville 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville 37214

Gateway Academy Brentwood 5500 Maryland Way, #110, Brentwood 37027

Gateway Academy Green Hills 2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 102, Nashville 37212

Goodpasture Christian School 619 Due West Ave., Madison 37115

Grace Christian Academy 3279 Southall Road, Franklin 37064

Green Hills Child Development 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Harding Academy

PreK: $12,000 K - 5: $18,810 6 - 8: $19,610 *At press time, some tuition rates for the 2017- 2018 school year were unavailable. Please contact schools to verify tuition.

170 Windsor Drive, Nashville 37205

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private school CHART Religious Affiliation

Page

Middle School: $26,900 Upper School: $27,930

NA

20

300

Call for tuition

Christian environment; open to all faiths

21

Ages 2 - grade 6

45

$6,500 - $8,500

NA

21

615-377-6636 (Brentwood) 615-366-1750 (Antioch) hollytreechildcare.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

--

Call for tuition

Christian

21

615-883-1108 holyrosary.edu

PreK - 8

325

PreK: $6,945 Participating Catholics: $6,028

Catholic; open to all denominations

22

615-876-7291 jecanashville.org

K - 10

125

$5,690 - $7,970

Nondenominational

22

615-223-0451 lancasterschristianacademy.org

6 weeks - grade 12 (9 - 12 boarding)

600

$6,500 - $10,000

Nondenominational

22

615-331-6286 lighthouseministries.org/school

K2 - 12

550

$5,995

Nondenominational

22

615-354-0270 lindenwaldorf.org

PreK - 8 parent/child class

200

Parent/child: $400/semester Early childhood: $5,240 $9,850; Grades 1-8: $14,250

Non-Sectarian All Inclusive

22

615-966-6409 lipscombacademy.org

PreK - 12

1,300

3 day PreK: $5,460 5 day PreK: $9,119 Elementary: $11,400 Middle/High: $12,602

Christian

23

615-893-0601 mtcscougars.org

PreK3 - 12 (PreK available 2, 3 & 5 days)

685

PreK: $4,350 - $8,170 TK - K: $8,790 1 - 6: $9,350 7 - 12: $9,690

Church of Christ/ Nondenominational

23

615-833-3610 montessoriacad.org

Infants - grade 8

250

$9,250 - $17,150

NA

23

615-373-0897 montessoricentre.org

2 months - K

122

$8,670- $12,480

NA

23

615-794-0567 montessorifranklin.org

18 months - grade 6

110

$6,700 - $11,750

NA

24

615-298-5514 montgomerybell.edu

7 - 12

750

$25,200

NA

24

615-758-2427 mjca.org

PreK - 12

550

Preschool: $2,161 - $5,990 K - 12: $7,230 - $7,670

Baptist

24

615-356-5600 nashvillechristian.org

6 weeks - grade 12

703

K 2 6 9

Affiliated with Churches of Christ/ Nondenominational

24

615-297-6544 oakhillschool.org

PreK - 6

521

PreK: $10,889 K - 6: $18,321

Christian

26

615-292-5134 overbrook.edu

PreK - 8

344

PreK: $6,730 (half day; extended day available) K - 8: $13,390 (sib disc)

Catholic, all faiths welcome

26

School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Harpeth Hall School (girls only)

615-297-9543 harpethhall.org

5 - 12

690

615-824-1550 hcacrusaders.com

Preschool - 12

615-264-3401 hendersonvillemontessori.com

3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville 37215

Hendersonville Christian Academy 355 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 37075

Hendersonville Montessori Academy 162 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 37075

Holly Tree Christian Preschool 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood 37027 3421 Anderson Road, Antioch 37013

Holy Rosary Academy 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville 37214

Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy 4479 Jackson Road, Whites Creek 37189

Lancaster Christian Academy 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna 37167

Lighthouse Christian School 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch 37013

Linden Waldorf School 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 37215

Lipscomb Academy 3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37204

Middle Tennessee Christian School 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro 37129

Montessori Academy 6021 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood 37027

Montessori Centre 4608 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37220

Montessori School of Franklin 244 Noah Drive, Franklin 37064

Montgomery Bell Academy (boys only) 4001 Harding Road, Nashville 37205

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 37122

Nashville Christian School 7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville 37221

Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville 37220

Overbrook School 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

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1: $8,650 5: $9,840 8: $10,350 12: $10,690

*At press time, some tuition rates for the 2017- 2018 school year were unavailable. Please contact schools to verify tuition.

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• Small class sizes and student/teacher ratio • New pre-K program with seamless transition to grades K-8 • Integrated classroom technology and personal laptops for grades 5-8 • Convenient location in West Nashville • Small class sizes and student/teacher ratio • Interactive touch pads for grade K-4 and personal laptops for grades 5-8 • Catholic environment centered around the sacraments, scripture, service, and morality

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Religious Affiliation

Page

PreK: $3,800 3-day, $6350 5-day; K: $7,850 1 - 12: $10,300

Interdenominational

26

145

Participating Catholics: $6,372 Others: $9,656

Catholic, open to all denominations

26

Junior K - 8

340

$11,200

Catholic

27

615-298-4525 stcecilia.edu

9 - 12 (girls only)

272

$17,740

Catholic

27

615-833-5770 stedward.org

PreK3 - 8

300+

$6,500 includes general fees (sibling discount)

Catholic

27

615-352-1328 sthenryschool.org

PreK - 8

639

Catholics: $6,163 (sib disc.); Others: $7,370 Call for PreK tuition

Catholic

28

615-230-7048 saintjohnvianney.org

PreK3 - 8

100

Catholic: $5,860 Others: $7,765

Catholic

28

615-865-1491 saintjosephschoolnashville.org

PreK - 8

330

Catholic: $6,141 Non-Catholic: $8,611

Catholic

28

615-255-2049 stpiusnashville.org

PreK3 - 8

80

Catholic: $5,477 Non-Catholic: $6,077 Discounts for siblings

Catholic

28

615-898-0555 school.saintrose.org

2 years - grade 8

400+

Preschool Catholic: $5,125 Others: $5,790 K - 8 Catholic: $5,495 Others: $7,140

Catholic

29

615-327-3812 usn.org

K - 12

1,050

LS: $19,672 MS: $22,406 HS: $23,929

NA

29

931-389-6003 thewebbschool.com

6 - 12

315

Day tuition: $18,400 $19,700; Boarding tuition: $38,000

NA

29

931-388-5731 zioneagles.org

Preschool - 12

500

Call for tuition

Nondenominational

29

School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Providence Christian Academy

615-904-0902 providencechristian.com

PreK - 12

375

615-269-0568 saintannparish.com/school

PreK - 8

615-385-0440 stbernardacademy.org

410 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro 37130

Saint Ann School 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37209

St. Bernard Academy 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville 37212

St. Cecilia Academy 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

Saint Edward School 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville 37211

Saint Henry School 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

St. John Vianney School 501 N. Water Ave., Gallatin 37066

Saint Joseph School 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison 37115

St. Pius X Classical Academy 2750 Tucker Road, Nashville 37218

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro 37130

University School of Nashville 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 37212

The Webb School 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle 37020

Zion Christian Academy 6901 Old Zion Road, Columbia 38401

*At press time, some tuition rates for the 2017- 2018 school year were unavailable. Please contact schools to verify tuition.

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