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Acing the Private School Application

Five great tips to help you seal the deal at your school of choice.

9 THE LISTINGS School profiles by county and category: Catholic, Christian, Montessori, Preschool, Special Focus, Traditional, Waldorf and Boarding.

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private school INDEX DAVIDSON COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Christ the King School Father Ryan High School Holy Rosary Academy Overbrook School Saint Ann School St. Bernard Academy St. Edward School Saint Henry School Saint Joseph School St. Pius X Classical Academy

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

Christ Presbyterian Academy The Covenant School Davidson Academy Donelson Christian Academy Ezell-Harding Christian School Franklin Road Academy Goodpasture Christian School Lighthouse Christian School Lipscomb Academy Nashville Christian School Oak Hill School St. Clement Christian Academy St. Paul Christian Academy

MONTESSORI SCHOOLS

Abintra Montessori School Casa dei Montessori Children’s House Montessori School Montessori Centre New Children First, A Montessori Community

PRESCHOOLS

The Academy of Harpeth Village The Gardner School of Midtown The Gardner School of Nashville Green Hills Child Development

SPECIAL FOCUS SCHOOLS Benton Hall Academy

TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS Harding Academy Harpeth Hall School Montgomery Bell Academy University School of Nashville

WALDORF SCHOOLS Linden Waldorf School

MONTESSORI SCHOOLS Bambini Village Montessori 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

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Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

Franklin Road Christian School Lancaster Christian Academy Middle Tennessee Christian School Providence Christian Academy

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SUMNER COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Pope John Paul II High School

MONTESSORI SCHOOLS

Hendersonville Montessori Academy

PRESCHOOLS

The Academy of Indian Lake Village The Goddard School

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The Classical Academy of Franklin Franklin Classical School Grace Christian Academy

MONTESSORI SCHOOLS Montessori Academy Montessori School of Franklin

PRESCHOOLS

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 The Gardner School of Brentwood The Gardner School of Franklin The Goddard School Holly Tree Christian Preschool Ivybrook Academy

SPECIAL FOCUS SCHOOLS The Comenius School Currey Ingram Academy Ironwood Academy Battle Ground Academy Creek Wood Academy

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The Private School Directory is published in spring and fall by Day Communications, Inc., 1229 Lakeview Drive, Ste. A, Franklin, TN 37067. Phone is 855-949-6678; Website is nashvilleparent.com. The Private School Directory is copyright © 2020 by Day Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The Academy of Gateway

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS Cedars Preparatory Academy

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BOARDING SCHOOLS The Webb School

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tips for acing a private school application Getting your child into a private school involves competition, even as early as kindergarten. Keep these helpful hints in mind for the best results. BY CHAD YOUNG

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ou've pinpointed the school you really want your child to go to, but now you're anxious that he won't get in. Relax! Focus on the process ahead and be confident for yourself and your child. Here are tips to help you seal the deal with your preferred private school.

1. APPLY IN THE FIRST ROUND Whether your child's a kindergartner or you are transferring a child in a higher grade, apply a good year prior to the year he will be starting for the best results. "The fall of the year prior — usually August or September — is the best time to apply," says Lynn Isaacs, enrollment coordinator at Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) in Nashville. "Getting an application in for first-round consideration is the best option," she adds. So tip number one is to begin investigating schools of interest well in advance of fall application deadlines.

2. YES, PRESCHOOL PREP MATTERS If you are aiming to enroll a kindergartner, be sure your child is well-prepared. "A preschool/PreK program experience is definitely preferred for candidates," says Isaacs. "Kindergarten candidates should be familiar with foundational skills such as counting, number/letter recognition, writing their name and writing numbers up to 10," she adds. Some schools have preschool programs that

feed into their kindergarten on up to 12th grade. If you want your child's elementary, middle and high school experience to be in the same place, research the ones that include preschool.

3. SCHOOL TOUR Ps & Qs Finding the right school match for your child is all about meeting your child's needs, but be aware that schools are looking for candidates they want, too. So put your best foot forward! While most schools host open houses throughout the year, you don't have to wait for one of those to pop up. Schools will generally welcome you to take a tour by appointment on certain days of the week, and this provides a great way for your family to get a personalized experience and for you to make a good impression. "Tours are typically an hour long and consist of an opportunity for parents to voice questions, communicate their own priorities, see classrooms, observe school activities and explore all learning spaces," says Isaacs. "We'll often pop into a class for a few minutes, especially if parents are curious about a certain subject or grade level," she adds. Familiarize yourself with the schools you're touring first by studying their websites. On the day of the tour, be sure to arrive on time so you're not rushed or stressed. Listen to your guide and ask key questions for your child. Afterward, be sure to send a thank-you note.

4. PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR HIS INTERVIEW The admissions' interview is a major component of your child's application. It's one of the best ways for the school to decide about you and your child. Some schools will interview you with your child, others will want to interview your child on his own. Be sure you know what their preference is prior to the interview moment! When it comes to your child (no mattter his age), practice for interviews several times at home before the interview takes place. Ask your child a few key questions such as, "What's your favorite subject and why?" and gently emphasize the importance of good manners, eye contact, using "Yes, Ma'am" and "Yes, Sir," and by all means, if it's an older child being interviewed, tell him not to bring out his cell phone under any circumstance!

5. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN INTERVIEW Enjoy the interview process as much as possible and be honest about your child. Any non-disclosure could jeopardize your child's enrollment. Be positive and helpful, providing brief and informative answers. And if you are in an interview process with your child, do not answer any questions meant for your child! Your interview — and the entire application process — will go smoothly as long as you do your due diligence. Best of luck! Chad Young is managing editor for this publication.

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the admissions process There are specific steps you'll need to complete, some with strict deadlines. Each school's admissions office will help you. Here are further things to keep in mind: • After visiting several schools, create your "short list" of the ones you wish to pursue. • Completing each school's application form sets the rest of the process in motion. • Schools have different admissions procedures, so review each one carefully, and don't miss the application deadline. The following items are typically required: • Completed application form. • The most recent academic transcript with grades. • Past standardized testing results. • Teacher references or observations. • Results of a standardized admission test and/or a schooladministered entrance exam. • A formal interview with your child. • Admissions testing for your child. Source: Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (taistn.com)

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (CKS) 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212 615-292-9465; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 248; Est.: 1937; cksraiders.org CKS partners 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, science lab, art and technology. Co-curricular and enrichment activities include forensics, drama, a parochial athletic program, private guitar/piano/voice lessons, Makerspace, student council, NJHS, STEM Fair, Science Olympiad and boy/girl scouts. With a focus on each child as a unique individual, our teachers challenge all students to maximize their potential and to live lives dedicated to faith, academic excellence, love and service. Voted 2018 and 2019 Nashville Scene Winner: Readers Poll. FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 615-383-4200; Grades: 9 - 12 Enrollment: 910; Est.: 1925; fatherryan.org Father Ryan is a coed, Catholic, college-preparatory school that has been forming lives of excellence in the Catholic tradition for 95 years. Its tradition of faith, knowledge and service produces students with excellent academic results and a commitment to their faith, service and social justice, all in a community where every is known and loved. We offer education across four grade levels, with 27 AP courses, the most visual and performing arts courses of any private school in Middle Tennessee, and co-curricular programs in athletics, band, theater, social justice and service. HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-1108; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 321; Est.: 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.

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OVERBROOK SCHOOL 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-292-5134; Grades PreK - 8 Enrollment: 300; Established: 1936 overbrook.edu Overbrook School roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. Named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Overbrook has a dynamic tradition of educating Private School Directory


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children in a community setting through study, prayer and service. Overbrook offers financial aid, family tuition discounts and after-school care. Extracurricular activities include multiple team sports and numerous clubs, activities and private music lessons. Bus service is available from Davidson and Williamson counties. SAINT ANN SCHOOL 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 615-269-0568; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 137; 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 respect, responsibility and doing the right thing to all students. Innovative programs, hands-on technology and a well-rounded, faith-based curriculum result in varied instructional activities including the related arts and Spanish. ST. BERNARD ACADEMY (SBA) 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-385-0440; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 380; Established: 1866 stbernardacademy.org SBA is a Catholic, independent, co-ed school near Vanderbilt, downtown and Hillsboro Village. SBA is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. The experience and expertise of our faculty 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. Since 1866, SBA has focused on preparing children academically, emotionally and spiritually to become leaders of tomorrow. SAINT EDWARD SCHOOL 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211 615-833-5770; Grades: PreK3 - 8 Enrollment: 300+; Established: 1952 stedward.org Celebrating 45 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, 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, loving environment. SAINT HENRY SCHOOL 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-1328; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 625; Established: 1957 sthenryschool.org We provide a vibrant, faith-filled, academically rich environment. Academic contests in almost every discipline (national history, spelling (please turn the page)

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (cont'd) and geography bees, math and science olympiads, MTSU STEM Expo, LEGO League, Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Contest, Mid-State Band Competition and Nashville art shows/contests). Zero Hour Program offers Latin, debate, guitar and drones. Sports teams for all levels, spring drama production, forensics, Scouts and many service opportunities. Full-time nurse practitioner, counselor and a resource department for educational testing, guidance and instructional support. Before and after care available. Saint Henry School builds the kingdom of God by forming students in faith, academic integrity and service to others. SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison, TN 37115 615-865-1491; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 320; Established: 1953 saintjosephschoolnashville.org We provide 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 and Chromebooks. Special classes like art, music, physical education, library and Spanish assist in developing well-rounded stu-

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dents. Co-curricular activities include sports (K - 8), band, forensics, scouts, choir and service to others. Saint Joseph School is accredited by AdvancED 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: 75; Est: 1961 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.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 615-373-9550; Grades: Preschool - 12 Enrollment: 1,292; 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 worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry

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of Christ Presbyterian Church. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more. THE COVENANT SCHOOL 33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 615-467-2313; Grades: Preschool 3s - 6 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2001 thecovenantschool.com

To be Known, To be Loved, To be Prepared. Our intentionally small community challenges our students' curiosity and helps them discover the courage to live authentically for Christ. 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. Make an appointment today to tour our beautiful campus.

DAVIDSON ACADEMY 1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37207 615-860-5300; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 700; Established: 1980 davidsonacademy.com

Davidson Academy offers a strong Christian foundation for college preparation by nurturing spiritual, intellectual, physical and social growth in an interdenominational setting. We celebrate a tradition of providing a safe, Christ-centered community where students are inspired to BE compassionate and creative, BUILD relationships with each other and with God, and BECOME servant leaders and all God intended. Our students have earned a 100-percent college acceptance rate, while the average amount in awarded scholarship offers exceeds $140,000 per student.


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DONELSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (DCA) 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-2926; Grades: PreK - 12 and 12-month to 3-year-old preschool program Enrollment: 828; Est.: 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.

EZELL-HARDING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 574 Bell Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-367-0532; Grades: 2 yrs - grade 12 Enrollment: 400; Established: 1973 ezellharding.com

Ezell-Harding Christian School (EHCS) 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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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (cont'd) FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY (FRA) 4700 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220 615-832-8845; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 885; Established: 1971 franklinroadacademy.com

Franklin Road Academy is a PreK - 12th grade coeducational independent school offering a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian community. FRA provides an excellent education within a collaborative learning environment, preparing students to attend the finest colleges and universities while also cultivating a concern for others. FRA is big enough to offer students opportunities to lead and pursue their passions and small enough to know our families and their stories. We foster a healthy student experience, with intentional class sizes allowing students to fully engage in the classroom while competing at a high athletic level or perfecting an art form.

GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (GCS) 619 W. Due West Ave., Madison, TN 37115 615-868-2600; Grades: 12 months - Grade 12; Enrollment: 941; Established: 1965 goodpasture.org

GCS offers a challenging environment in which each student may pursue and achieve individual academic goals. We offer a college-preparatory program with a rich heritage. On our Christ-centered campus, students of all faiths are welcome. Great Beginnings and preschool students learn physical, social and cognitive development skills. Elementary students receive Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, STEM lab, music, art, technology lab and library each week. First- through sixth-grade students participate in P.E. daily. Middle school students begin competing in athletics starting in fifth grade. Seniors average $100,000 each in scholarship offers and earn more than 400 cumulative hours of college credit prior to graduation.

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LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (LCS) 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-331-6286; Grades: K2 - 12 Enrollment: 525; Established: 1979 golcslions.org

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, Christcentered, quality education in a loving and caring environment. LCS has been the winner of Tennessee’s Toast of Music City, Best in Private Education and was recently recognized as one of the most diverse private schools in Tennessee. For 40 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.

LIPSCOMB ACADEMY 3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37204 615-966-6409; Grades: 2 years - grade 12 Enrollment: 1,221; Established: 1891 lipscombacademy.org

At Lipscomb Academy, the faith-based private school of choice in the Nashville area, experienced faculty prepare your child for the individual path after graduation. Students PreK - grade 12 are afforded the unique experiences that only Lipscomb Academy can provide: gifted services from age 2, distinctive global learning experiences including academic credit in Florence, Italy,


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NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (NCS) 7555 Sawyer Brown Road Nashville, TN 37221 615-356-5600; Grades: 6 wks - grade 12 Enrollment: 810; Established: 1971 nashvillechristian.org

Nashville Christian School is a private, college-preparatory school that serves students of all learning levels. Advanced students have opportunities for honors, AP and dual-enrollment classes as part of our scholars program while students with learning differences are served through the LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) program at NCS. All students take part in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. NCS also offers championship-level TSSAA athletics and has an awardwinning fine arts program as part of its many extracurriculars. Our mission is to be a Christian, authentic, dynamic school equipping students to be global leaders. Our 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.

ST. BERNARD ACADEMY • Excellent Catholic academic education for students three years old through 8th Level • Nurturing small class size and family-like environment • A rich 153-year history built on a foundation of self-discipline, compassion, mercy, and a sense of responsibility for social justice

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OAK HILL SCHOOL 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 615-297-6544; Grades: PreK - 6 Enrollment: 475; 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 student-centered 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.

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ST. CLEMENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 476 McMurray Drive, Nashville, TN 37211 615-333-9281; Grades: PreK - 8 stclementacademy.com

The mission of St. Clement Christian Academy is to provide academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. The school views itself as one of three major forces in the life of each child: the home, the school, and the church. The school intends to be an extension of the home, and therefore, a responsive listener to the home. It also intends to be cooperative with the church represented among the student body. The school is committed to a program of excellence which strives for the best instruction, through use of the best materials, in facilities of the highest quality.

ST. PAUL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5033 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 615-269-4751; Grades: Junior K - grade 6 Enrollment: 325; Established: 1971 stpaulchristianacademy.org

St. Paul Christian Academy integrates academic excellence with a passion for Christ to develop a strong foundation for young leaders who uniquely shape the world in which they live.

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MONTESSORI SCHOOLS ABINTRA MONTESSORI SCHOOL 914 Davidson Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-4317; Ages: 3 - 14 Enrollment: 130; Est.: 1981; abintra.org

Abintra is an inclusive, humanitarian, science-based community that trusts a child's natural curiosity. The 10-acre campus provides opportunities for hiking, archery, gardening and beekeeping. The integrated curriculum includes foreign language and the arts. Our spacious, multi-age classrooms create a welcoming environment for nurturing independence, motivation, and self-respect. At Abintra, we honor learning and recognize that it comes from within. Visit our campus to experience what makes Abintra unique.

CASA DEI MONTESSORI 7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville, TN 37221 615-673-8000; Ages: 14 months - 12 years Enrollment: 75; Established: 1998 casadeimontessori.com

classroom serves children ages 14 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. We also offer a homeschool enrichment program three days per week for school-aged children.

CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF NASHVILLE 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 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.

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.

NEW CHILDREN FIRST, A MONTESSORI COMMUNITY 1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215; 615-292-9938; Ages: 8 weeks - 10 years (fourth grade); Enrollment: 110 Est.: 2003; childrenfirstmontessori.org

New Children First Montessori is "home" to children ages 8 weeks through fourth grade. New Children First is a year-round, full-time private 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.

Each classroom in our three-room schoolhouse is served by its founding Montessori credentialed teacher, which offers stability to our school community. We pride ourselves in our accessibility to families and the bonds created through teacher longevity. Our teachers 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

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MONTESSORI CENTRE 4608 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37220 615-373-0897; Ages: 13 months - K Enrollment: 130; Established: 1966 montessoricentre.org

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17 Green Hills Child Development 18 Harding Academy 19 Harpeth Hall School 20 Holly Tree Christian Preschool 21 Holy Rosary Academy 22 Lighthouse Christian School 23 Linden Waldorf School 24 Lipscomb Academy 25 Montessori Centre 26 Montgomery Bell Academy 27 Nashville Christian School 28 New Children First, A Montessori Community

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WILSON COUNTY 79 Cedars Preparatory Academy 80 Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

BEDFORD COUNTY 81 The Webb School

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PRESCHOOLS 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 (science, art, culture and movement classes). Daily continental style breakfast/coffee station for families. Exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp and "Imagination" summer program. Come see why we have been voted Best Child Care Center in Williamson County for the past 12 years. Call today to reserve your child's spot!

THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF MIDTOWN 1811 State St., Nashville, TN 37203 615-360-7700; Enrollment: 170; Est.: 2011 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK thegardnerschool.com/schools/midtown-tn — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-882-0440; Enrollment: 150; Est.: 2005 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK thegardnerschool.com/schools/nashville

An academically-focused preschool for ages 6 weeks - 5 years, The Gardner School’s unique learning atmosphere incorporates a careful blend of traditional and Montessori styles of learning through teacher-directed activities, structured play and a full suite of supplemental enrichment courses. Our four-year degreed lead teachers are committed to providing a nurturing environment for learning where your child can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success, as well as sending you regular daily updates through the PreciouStatus app.

Our nationally-recognized curriculum enables us to offer a rich learning experience for each child in a school that is educationally engineered to stimulate their naturally inquisitive minds.

GREEN HILLS CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-383-3373; Grades: Infants - K Enrollment: 108; Established: 2011 greenhillschild.com

Green Hills Child Development is a private, yearround 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 programs. Tours by appointment.

SPECIAL FOCUS SCHOOLS BENTON HALL ACADEMY 5555 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220 615-791-6467; Grades: 3 - 12 Enrollment: 65; Established: 1977 bentonhallacademy.org

At Benton Hall Academy, we understand and celebrate that all human beings are unique in the ways we perceive the world. ​Unique ​in the ways we express our feelings. ​ Unique​in the way we relate to others. We have always understood that some students also learn differently than others. Rather than forcing out-of-the-box learners to conform to traditional teaching styles, classroom decorum and academic formulas, we believe it’s important to offer these children a learning environment that is as individual as they are themselves.

TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS HARDING ACADEMY 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-5510 Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 501; 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: 717; Established: 1865 harpethhall.org

At Harpeth Hall, girls find a place where they become independent thinkers and confident leaders. We are dedicated to all-girls education and to the development of each girl’s limitless intellectual and personal potential. Harpeth Hall students become leaders as they engage in critical thinking, intellectual risk-taking, and innovative problem-solving while being supported academically, socially and emotionally by faculty and staff. Each girl is known and valued every day for the unique individual she is. Harpeth Hall educates girls and young women in grades 5 - 12 to think critically, to lead confidently and to live honorably. Learn more at HarpethHall.org.

MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (MBA) 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 615-298-5514; Grades 7 - 12 (boys only) Enrollment: 793; Established: 1867 montgomerybell.edu

For more than 150 years, MBA has been dedicated to the development of young men of character, intellectual curiosity and physical well-being. 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. $2.3 million in need-based financial aid is available.

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE (USN) 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-321-8011; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 1,070; Established: 1915 usn.org

USN models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition 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. Need-based financial aid is available.

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WALDORF SCHOOLS 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

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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: 365; Established: 1999 school.saintrose.org

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.

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.

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“From the moment we stepped into Creek Wood Academy we knew that this was where our child belongs. We feel completely at home and at ease. The hardest part for a parent is to leave their child all day, but all the teachers and employees at Creek Wood help with that transition. Everyone knows our name and our child, which makes us feel that we are a part of something wonderful. We know this is a place our child can grow, learn, have fun and be in the best possible care outside of our home. There was never any doubt in our mind that our daughter would be happy at Creek Wood.” ~ Shelley P.

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS FRANKLIN ROAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3124 Franklin Road Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615-890-0894; Grades: K3 - 12 Enrollment: 622; 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 world-view 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.

LANCASTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (LCA) 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna, TN 37167 615-223-0451; Grades: 6 weeks - Grade 12 Enrollment: 900; Established: 1997 lancasterchristianacademy.org

Now enrolling students from 6 weeks - 12th grade. LCA provides non-denominational relevant biblical teaching, nationally certified curriculum, magnet school program serving K5 - ninth grade, challenging academics, computer programing, university dual enrollment for high school, college preparatory, daily ACT prep, low studentteacher ratio, annual Stanford achievement testing, individual attention, nationally rank championship athletics, elementary athletics and a thriving music/arts/drama program. Our students consistently produce high ACT scores and receive both academic and athletic scholarships. LCA is an outrageously fun school where kids of all ages grow in the Lord!

MIDDLE TENNESSEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (MTCS) 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-893-0601; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 725; Established: 1962 mtcscougars.org

Every day at MTCS we seek to provide our students with a Christ-centered, intellectually stimulating, character-building education. An education that focuses on the whole child — spirit, mind and body. We do this first by creating a Jesus-focused, faith-informed environment for our students. Add to that challenging and innovative academics taught by caring, competent and committed faculty. Round it out with creative music, art, drama and championship-caliber athletics performed and played by young people with skill and sportsmanship; and you see a picture of the unique and special group of kids we call our students. In this way, MTCS is truly unique in Rutherford County and beyond.

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PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (PCA) 410 DeJarnette Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-0902; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 580; Established: 1996 providencechristian.com

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MONTESSORI SCHOOLS BAMBINI VILLAGE MONTESSORI 2378 New Salem Hwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-962-7066; Ages: 3 - 6 Enrollment: 30; Established: 2008 bambinivillage.com

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Learn More at HarpethHall.org 3801 Hobbs Road • Nashville, TN • 615-297-9543 A college preparatory school for girls in grades 5-12. Financial aid available

SUMNER COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL (JPII) 117 Caldwell Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-822-2375; Ages: 9 - 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 2002 jp2hs.org

JPII prepares students to be strong in mind, body, character and spirit for lives of learning and service balancing a traditional renaissance education with an innovative and creative curriculum offering students a robust academic program, including over 28 advanced placement and dual-enrollment courses. Students are encouraged to explore interests beyond the classroom through the unique INNOV8 program, including internship offerings. JPII 's Visual and Performing Arts Program in an essential component of the experience. Approximately 80 percent of JPII students participate in some facet of the competitive athletic program, home to 24 varsity level sports. Over the past fours years, 13 percent of JPII athletes have signed to join collegiate athletic teams. No matter what interests a student may have, everyone can find their place at JPII.

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SUMNER COUNTY (cont'd) MONTESSORI SCHOOLS 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.

PRESCHOOLS THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee academychilddevelopment.com See Davidson County listing.

THE GODDARD SCHOOL 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-822-9300; Ages 6 weeks - 6 years — and — 1059 Kennesaw Blvd., Gallatin, TN 37066 615-561-1515; Ages 6 weeks - 6 years goddardschool.com

The Goddard School provides the foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere, caring teachers support the healthy development of children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our year-round program offers families the choice of either a half- or full-day schedule.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY OF FRANKLIN 810 Del Rio Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-8556; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 80; Established: 2010 tcafranklin.org

The Classical Academy of Franklin is a distinctively Christian and classical school equipping students with tools to become lifelong learners. Our purpose is to assist parents in providing a Christ-centered education alongside a biblically-based curriculum, where subjects are interwoven with scripture. We offer grades K - 12, plus a part- and full-time preschool, and before and after care is available. We also offer a variety of extra-curricular activities.

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FRANKLIN CLASSICAL SCHOOL (FCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3777; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 170; 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. FCS aims to equip young men and women to know and serve Christ and to transform families, institutions and nations for the glory of God.

GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064 615-591-3017; Grades: PreK - 12; Enrollment: 703; Established: 2009 gcalions.com

Grace Christian Academy is an interdenominational, distinctly Christian school whose mission is to assist Christian families in the teaching of their children by providing them an experiential education that is biblically saturated, Christ glorifying, academically excellent, and service and mission oriented. At GCA, students, teachers, staff and parents are motivated toward excellence in all things. Because of this collaborative goal, the school emphasizes a challenging academic program and a broad range of extra-curricular programs. With a keen focus on developing the whole student, the faculty and staff of GCA are dedicated to discipling students and partnering with parents to help identify and foster the unique God-given gifts, talents, and skills within each student. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @gcalions

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MONTESSORI SCHOOLS MONTESSORI ACADEMY 100 Montessori Drive Brentwood, TN 37027 615-833-3610; Ages: 18 months - Grade 12 Enrollment: 275; Established: 1985 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 hands-on 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. Accredited by the American Montessori Society, International Montessori Council and AdvancEd.

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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 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; 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.

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Learn more and schedule a visit at mjca.org 735 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 | 615-758-2427

Distinctively Christian and Classical school that equips students to become life-long learners WHAT MAKES TCA DIFFERENT? Low student-teacher ratio Nurturing and caring staff Daily devotion and scripture-based learning Strong emphasis on Arts & Humanities Affordable tuition Welcoming, friendly atmosphere THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY OF FRANKLIN 810 DEL RIO PIKE | FRANKLIN, TN 37064 (615) 790-8556 | WWW.TCAFRANKLIN.ORG

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An academically-focused preschool for ages 6 weeks - 5 years, The Gardner School’s unique learning atmosphere incorporates a careful blend of traditional and Montessori styles of learning through teacher-directed activities, structured play and a full suite of supplemental enrichment courses. Our four-year degreed lead teachers are committed to providing a nurturing environment for learning where your child can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success, as well as sending you regular daily updates through the PreciouStatus app. Our nationally-recognized curriculum enables us to offer a rich learning experience for each child in a school that is educationally engineered to stimulate their naturally inquisitive minds.

THE GODDARD SCHOOL 98 Moss Lane, Franklin, TN 37064 615-835-2410; Ages 6 weeks - 6 years — and — 1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin, TN 37069 615-595-2525; Ages 6 weeks - 6 years goddardschool.com

The Goddard School provides the foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere, caring teachers support the healthy development of children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our year-round program offers families the choice of either a half- or full-day schedule.

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HOLLY TREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-6636; Grades: 6 weeks - 5 years Established: 1985 hollytreechildcare.com

Now Enrolling for Fall 2020

Holly Tree is about faith, family, fun ... Holly Tree features a nationally recognized curriculum, degreed and experienced teachers, a 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 as a part of our children’s ministry. "Family Time Events" planned monthly. Call today to reserve your child's spot!

Early Childhood through Eighth Grade info@hendersonvillemontessori.com

(615)264-3401

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THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF BRENTWOOD 1591 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027 615-613-0472 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2007 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK thegardnerschool.com/schools/brentwood — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN 131 Market Exchange Court Franklin, TN 37067 615-656-2800 Enrollment: 190; Established: 2010 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK thegardnerschool.com/schools/franklin

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PreSchool - 6th Grade thecovenantschool.com 33 Burton Hills Blvd. Green Hills

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PRESCHOOLS (cont'd) IVYBROOK ACADEMY 1268 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 615-933-6888; Ages: 18 months - 5 years Enrollment: 50 Established: 2020 ivybrookacademy.com/franklin-tn-campus

Ivybrook Academy provides a progressive approach to early childhood education, which values students’ individual voices within a vibrant community and cultivates compassionate citizens who find joy in learning. We're proud to combine the best practices of the Montessori method and the Reggio Emilia approach with our own progressive curriculum to provide children with tailored hands-on educational experiences that promote a life-long joy for learning. Through the use of these timetested methods and providing children access to the latest technology, Ivybrook sets students up for success inside our classrooms and beyond!

SPECIAL FOCUS SCHOOLS Transformation through Education Exceptional education through a Christian worldview for PS-12

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THE COMENIUS SCHOOL (TCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3778; Grades K - 12 Tutorial K - 12; Enrollment: 850+ Established: 1992 thecomeniusschool.com

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CURREY INGRAM ACADEMY 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-507-3173; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 290; Established: 1968 curreyingram.org

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K - 12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences, such as ADHD and dyslexia, to achieve their fullest potential. Our students have average to superior intelligence but struggle in a traditional learning environment. Through evidence-based instruction, small classes and exceptionally trained faculty, we meet students where they are and help them grow into who they are meant to be. Each student has an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) to assess his/her strengths and academic goals. In addition to our strong academic program, we offer a broad range of arts, athletics, servicelearning and extra-curricular opportunities.

Belong. Together. Harding Academy students experience joy in discovery and the thrill of reaching goals, all within a nurturing, collaborative community of families, faculty, and peers.

Here, we practice empathy, develop confidence, and build lasting friendships alongside a lifelong love of learning. A PreK-8, coeducational independent school in Nashville, Tennessee hardingacademy.org | 615.356.5510

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IRONWOOD ACADEMY 3609 Wareham Drive Thompson's Station, TN 37179 615-589-6312; Grades: 1 - 12 Enrollment: 120 - 150; Established: 2011 ironwoodacademy.org

Ironwood Academy is a Christian, non-denominational, hybrid tutorial program for students in grades 1-12. We offer a new approach to parents who want more control over their child’s educational experience and who also want more time together as a family. Imagine a balance between homeschooling (but where we do the heavy lifting) and a progressive affordable private school with a flexible schedule. More like college, students attend classes three days a week (Tue - Thu) and work independently or with assistance to complete their assignments. Our instructors are certified teachers with advanced degrees who have a passion for the subjects they teach.


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TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY (K - 4) 150 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064 (5 - 12) 336 Ernest Rice Lane Franklin, TN 37069 615-794-3501; Enrollment: 812; Est.: 1889 battlegroundacademy.org

Battle Ground Academy is the oldest – and only – K 12 independent school in Williamson County. Through enhanced learning opportunities, intentional character development and an inclusive, welcoming community, we offer our students an elevated educational experience. Believing each BGA Wildcat is unique – and treating each as such – we create an indelible experience to equip him or her not only for success in college and career, but also for living with integrity, courage and compassion.

CREEK WOOD ACADEMY 100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-3331; Grades: 6 weeks - PreK Enrollment: 140; Established: 2002 creekwoodacademy.com

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615-649-4769

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615-757-6807

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 selfsufficient 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.

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WILSON COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 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

Commence your journey at www.EzellHarding.com

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

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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.

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BOARDING THE WEBB SCHOOL (BOARDING & DAY) 319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle, TN 37020 931-389-6003; Grades: 6 - 12 Enrollment: 320; Established: 1870 thewebbschool.com

We offer a strong college-preparatory education for girls and boys in grades 6 - 12. Guided by our core values of honor and integrity, our graduates are prepared for college and life. The community of 300 students is small by design to create lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth. Our mission is "to turn out young people who are tireless workers, and who know how to work effectively; who are accurate scholars; who know the finer points of morals and practice them in their daily living; who are always courteous." Daily bus service provided from Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Manchester and McMinnville.


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private school CHART School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Affiliation

Page

Abintra Montessori School

615-352-4317 abintra.org

Ages 3 - 14

130

Call for tuition

Nonsectarian

16

615-771-2898 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-465-6296 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-890-5885 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-646-6171 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-591-4040 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-824-1159 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-221-5155 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-771-1131 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-712-6374 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-373-7529 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-790-6737 academychilddevelopment.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Now enrolling

Call for tuition

NA

20

615-962-7066 bambinivillage.com

Ages 3 - 6

30

Noon dismissal: $3,500 $6,500; Full day: $4,500 - $8.500

NA

23

615-794-3501 battlegroundacademy.org

K - 12

812

Lower School: $19,240 Middle School: $23,790 Upper School: $24,620

NA

29

615-791-6467 bentonhallacademy.org

3 - 12

65

$16,585

Christian, Nondenominational

20

615-673-8000 casadeimontessori.com

14 months - 12 years

75

$5,600 - $10,550

NA

16

615-547-4612 thecedarsprep.com

Preschool - 5

125

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

NA

30

410 W. Main St., Lebanon 37087

Children's House of Nashville Montessori School

615-298-5647 childrenshousenashville.org

Ages 3, 4, 5, K

72

See website for details

NA

16

615-292-9465 cksraiders.org

PreK - 8

248

PreK: $8,160 Subsidized: $7,075 Full: $9,800

Roman Catholic

10

615-373-9550 cpalions.org

Preschool - 12

1,292

K-5: $15,450; 6-8: $20,040 9-12: $20,630 Preschool: Visit website

Presbyterian Church of America

12

914 Davidson Drive, Nashville 37205

The Academy of Cool Springs 270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 37067

The Academy of Forrest Crossing 337 S. Royal Oaks Blvd., Franklin 37064

The Academy of Gateway 1404 Gateway Blvd., Murfreesboro 37129

The Academy of Harpeth Village 7836 Learning Lane, Nashville 37221

The Academy of Heritage Commons 4615 Thompson's Ridge Road, Thompson Station 37179

The Academy of Indian Lake Village 151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 37075

The Academy of Maryland Farms 201 Westwood Place, Brentwood 37027

The Academy of McKay's Mill 1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin 37067

The Academy of Powell Place 203 Powell Place, Brentwood 37207

The Academy of Seaboard Lane 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 37067

The Academy of Westhaven 114 Prospect Ave., Franklin 37064

Bambini Village Montessori 2378 New Salem Hwy., Murfreesboro 37128

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

Benton Hall Academy 5555 Franklin Pike, Nashville 37220

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

Cedars Preparatory Academy

3404 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Christ the King School 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37212

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

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Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Affiliation

Page

The Classical Academy of Franklin

615-790-8556 tcafranklin.org

PreK - 12

80

$6,490 - $8,292

Christian

24

931-490-4302 (Columbia) 931-486-1002 (Spring Hill) cabulldogs.org

Preschool - 12 (Columbia) Jr. K - 6 (Spring Hill)

950+

$7,180 - $8,670

Affiliated with Church of Christ/ Nondenominational

21

615-528-3778 thecomeniusschool.com

Umbrella and Tutorial Programs: K - 12

850+

$6,490 - $8,292

Nondenominational

28

615-467-2313 thecovenantschool.com

Preschool 3s - 6

150

3-day PreK: $6,560; 5-day PreK: $9,660; K - 6: $14,060 $225 - $970 activity fee

Presbyterian - PCA

12

615-790-3331 creekwoodacademy.com

6 weeks - PreK

140

Available on website

NA

29

615-507-3173 curreyingram.org

K - 12

290

Day: $43,180 Boarding: $69,000

NA

28

615-860-5300 davidsonacademy.com

PreK3 - 12

700

PreK3 - K5: $11,825 1 - 4: $13,045; 5 - 6: $13.295; 7 - 8: $13,675 9 - 12: $14,175

Christian

12

615-883-2926 dcawildcats.org

PreK - 12 Preschool program for ages 12 months - 3 years

828

K: $9,315 1 - 5: $10,863 6 - 8: $12,308 9 - 12: $12,834

Nondenominational/ Christian

13

615-367-0532 ezellharding.com

2 yrs - grade 12

400

Stepping Stones & K: $9,995 1 - 5: $10,129; 6 - 8: $10,848; 9 - 12: $11,377

Affiliated with Church of Christ/ Nondenominational

13

615-383-4200 fatherryan.org

9 - 12

905

Call for tuition

Catholic

10

615-528-3777 franklinclassical.com

K - 12

170

K - 6: $8,540; 7 - 8: $6,870 9 - 12: $7,215 - $7,850 Elective courses: $160 - $940 All textbooks included

Nondenominational

25

615-832-8845 franklinroadacademy.com

PreK - 12

885

PreK (full time): $11,910 K - 4: $19,990 5 - 8: $23,980 9 - 12: $25,330

An inclusive Christian community

14

615-890-0894 frcsminutemen.com

K3 - 12

622

K3 - K4: $4,850 K5 - 12: $4,650

Baptist

22

615-613-0472 (Brentwood) 615-656-2800 (Franklin) 615-360-7700 (Midtown) 615-882-0440 (Nashville) thegardnerschool.com

6 weeks - PreK

150 (Brentwood) 190 (Franklin) 170 (Midtown) 150 (Nashville)

Call for tuition

NA

20, 26

615-538-2410 (Berry Farms) 615-595-2525 (Cool Springs) 615-561-1515 (Gallatin) 615-822-9300 (Hendersonville) goddardschool.com

6 weeks - 6 years

NA

Call for tuition

NA

24, 26

615-868-2600 goodpasture.org

12 months - grade 12

941

12 - 24 mos: $1,207/month PreK - 4: $12,450; 5 - 8: $12,900; 9 - 12: $13,152

Church of Christ All faiths welcome

14

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

The Covenant School 33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville 37215

Creek Wood Academy 100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin 37064

Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood 37027

Davidson Academy 1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 37207

Donelson Christian Academy 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville 37214

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 Pike, Nashville 37220

Franklin Road Christian School 3124 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro 37128

The Gardner School 1591 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 37027 131 Market Exchange Court, Franklin 37067 1181 State St., Nashville 37203 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, 37214

The Goddard School 98 Moss Lane, Franklin 37064 1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin 37069 1059 Kennesaw Blvd., Gallatin 37066 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville 37075

Goodpasture Christian School 619 W. Due West Ave., Madison 37115

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private school CHART

*Some tuition rates for the 2020 - 2021 school year were unavailable at press time. Contact schools to verify tuition.

School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Affiliation

Page

Grace Christian Academy

615-591-3017 gcalions.com

PreK - 12

703

PreK: $4,495; K - 5: $9,290 6 - 12: $12,500

Christian

25

615-383-3373 greenhillschild.com

Infants - K

108

Please see website

Nondenominational

20

615-356-5510 hardingacademy.org

PreK - 8

501

PreK: $12,500 K - 5: $20,275 6 - 8: $21,275

NA

20

615-297-9543 harpethhall.org

5 - 12

717

Middle School: $30,385 Upper School: $30,815

NA

20

615-264-3401 hendersonvillemontessori.com

Ages 2 - grade 6

45

$8,590 - $10,200

NA

24

615-377-6636 hollytreechildcare.com

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

NA

Call for tuition

Christian

26

615-881-1108 holyrosary.edu

PreK - 8

321

PreK: $3,475 - $7,400 K - 8: $6,495 Catholics; $8,270 non-Catholics

Catholic

10

615-589-6312 ironwoodacademy.org

1 - 12 Hybrid Tutorial Program

120 - 150

$8,400

Christian

28

615-933-6888 ivybrookacademy.com/franklintn-campus

18 months - 5 years

50

Call for tuition

NA

28

615-223-0451 lancasterchristianacademy.org

6 weeks - grade 12 (9 - 12 boarding)

900

$9,000 - $11,500

Nondenominational

22

615-331-6286 golcslions.org

K2 - 12

525

$6,995

Nondenominational

14

615-354-0270 lindenwaldorf.org

PreK - 8 parent/child class

200

Parent/child: $475/semester - $895/year; Early childhood: $8,600 - $11,800; Grades 1-8: $16,850; need-based financial aid available

Non-Sectarian All Inclusive

21

615-966-6409 lipscombacademy.org

2 years to grade 12

1,221

Call for 2 - 3-year-old program tuition; 3-day PreK: $8,940; 5-day PreK: $13,622 K - 4: $15,684 5 - 12: $17,169

Christian

14

615-893-0601 mtcscougars.org

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

725

PreK: $8,800 TK - K: $8,975 1 - 6: $9,970 7 - 12: $10,765

Church of Christ/ Nondenominational

22

615-833-3610 montessoriacad.org

18 months - grade 12

275

$9,250 - $17,150

NA

25

615-373-0897 montessoricentre.org

13 months - K

122

$6,470- $12,860

NA

16

615-794-0567 montessorifranklin.org

18 months - grade 6

110

$8,000 - $12,050

NA

25

615-298-5514 montgomerybell.edu

7 - 12 (boys only)

793

$29,500

NA

20

615-758-2427 mjca.org

PreK - 12

550

Preschool: $3,370 - $6,520 K - 12: $7,680 - $8,140

Baptist

29

3279 Southall Road, Franklin 37064

Green Hills Child Development 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Harding Academy 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville 37205

Harpeth Hall School (girls only) 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville 37215

Hendersonville Montessori Academy 162 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 37075

Holly Tree Christian Preschool 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood 37027

Holy Rosary Academy 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville 37214

Ironwood Academy 3609 Wareham Drive, Thompson's Station 37179

Ivybrook Academy 1268 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin 37064

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 Upper School: 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37204 Lower School: 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville, 37204

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

Montessori Academy 100 Montessori Drive, Brentwood 37027

Montessori Centre 4608 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37220

Montessori School of Franklin 244 Noah Drive, Franklin 37064

Montgomery Bell Academy 4001 Harding Road, Nashville 37205

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

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School

Phone/Website

Grades

Enrollment

Tuition*

Affiliation

Page

Nashville Christian School

615-356-5600 nashvillechristian.org

6 weeks - grade 12

810

K - 1: $10,135 2 - 5: $11,400 6 - 8: $11,945 9 - 12: $12,295

Affiliated with Churches of Christ/ Nondenominational

15

7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville 37221

New Children First, A Montessori Community

615-292-9938 childrenfirstmontessori.org

8 weeks - grade 4

110

$7,600 - $13,640

NA

16

615-297-6544 oakhillschool.org

PreK - 6

495

PreK: $11,670 K - 6: $19,630

Christian

15

615-292-5134 overbrook.edu

PreK3 - 8

300

PreK: $5,100 - $8,500 3 - 5 day options available) K - 8: $14,815

Catholic, all faiths welcome

10

615-822-2375 jp2hs.org

9 - 12

600

Catholics: $14,900 Non-Catholics: $16,900 (sibling discounts)

Catholic

23

615-904-0902 providencechristian.com

PreK - 12

580

PreK: $4,000 3-day, $6,650 5-day; K: $8,000 1 - 12: $11,000

Interdenominational

22

615-269-0568 saintannparish.com/school

PreK - 8

137

Participating Catholics: $7,098 Others: $9,946 Sibling discounts

Catholic; open to all denominations

11

615-385-0440 stbernardacademy.org

PreK - 8

380

$13,670

Independent Catholic

11

615-333-9281 stclementacademy.com

PreK - 8

NA

PreK 0 - 4: $4,000 - $6,000 K - 8: $6,500

Christian/Coptic Orthodox

15

615-833-5770 stedward.org

PreK3 - 8

300+

PreK: $4,400 - $7,300 K - 8: $6,950 Catholics $8,360 Others

Catholic

11

615-352-1328 sthenryschool.org

PreK - 8

625

Catholics: $7,335 (sib disc.); Others: $8,771 Call for PreK tuition

Catholic

11

615-865-1491 saintjosephschoolnashville.org

PreK - 8

320

Catholic: $6,702 Non-Catholic: $9,270

Catholic

12

615-269-4751 stpaulchristianacademy.org

Junior K - grade 6

325

3-day JK: $7,995; 5-day JK: $13,995; K - 6: $19,145

Interdenominational Christian

15

615-255-2049 stpiusnashville.org

PreK3 - 8

75

Catholic: $5,477 Non-Catholic: $6,077 Sibling discounts

Catholic

12

615-898-0555 school.saintrose.org

2 years - grade 8

365

Preschool Catholic: $5,935 Others: $7,400 K - 8 Catholic: $6,085 Others: $8,080

Catholic

21

615-327-3812 usn.org

K - 12

1,070

LS: $21,624 MS: $24,628 HS: $26,832

NA

20

931-389-6003 thewebbschool.com

6 - 12

320

Day tuition 6 - 8: $20,050; Day tuition 9 - 12: $21,400 Boarding tuition 7 - 12: $42,100

NA

30

1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville 37220

Overbrook School 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

Pope John Paul II High School 117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville 37075

Providence Christian Academy 410 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro 37130

Saint Ann School 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37209

St. Bernard Academy 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville 37212

St. Clement Christian Academy 476 McMurray Drive, Nashville 37211

St. Edward School 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville 37211

Saint Henry School 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

Saint Joseph School 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison 37115

St. Paul Christian Academy 5033 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 37215

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 E., Bell Buckle 37020

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