Harding Academy

170 Windsor Drive
Nashville, TN 37205-0372
Tel: (615)356-5510
Grades: PK-8 | 490 students
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The mission of Harding Academy is to educate and inspire young people to become thoughtful, creative, life-long learners who are self-disciplined, responsible, caring citizens.
Harding Academy offers an educational environment and developmentally-appropriate experiences designed to foster academic excellence and to nurture each student's intellectual, emotional, social, and moral growth. The school supports development and enrichment of the curriculum, as well as the use of a variety of learning experiences to challenge each student, stimulate creativity, and inspire a life-long desire for learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 490 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Harding Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $10,000 Lower School tuition (grades K-5) for the 2015–2016 school year is $17,800 Middle School tuition (grades 6-8) for the 2015–2016 school year is $18,320 Middle School tuition (grades 6-8)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS, DAISIES, BROWNIES, JUNIOR GIRLS SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUT CADETS, DISC GOLF, HARDING ACADEMY SCHOOL OF DANCE, HOMEWORK CLUB, LOWER SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, MUSIC LESSONS, SOCCER, BASEBALL, FLAG FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL, THE CHESS CLUB OR CHESS TEAM DISC GOLF, HOMEWORK CLUB, MUSIC LESSONS, CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS,
DAISIES, BROWNIES, JUNIOR GIRLS SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUT CADETS,
HARDING ACADEMY SCHOOL OF DANCE,
LOWER SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM,
SOCCER, BASEBALL, FLAG FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL,
THE CHESS CLUB OR CHESS TEAM,

School Notes

  • STUDENTS & FACULTY
  • 495 students (grade PreK8)
  • class size average: 18
  • kindergarten represents 27 sending schools
  • 5 counties and 28 zip codes represented at Harding
  • teaching faculty: 55
  • percent hold advanced degrees
  • FOUNDED
  • School Founded 1971
  • Head of School Ian Craig
  • ACCREDITATIONS
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • ACADEMICS
  • Spanish, French, and Latin offered.
  • In 2013 51 students earned recognition on the national language exams
  • In 2012-13, 32 of 49 seventh graders qualified to take the ACTs. Of those who took the test, 17 received state recognition and 4 received national recognition (top 3% nationally).avg.
  • ISEE score in 2013 was 6 (averaged subtests)avg.
  • ERB stanine is 7.8 for 8th graders historically (averaged subtests)avg. middle school reading score is post high school
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 2 to 3 all-school initiatives each year (e.g. Second Harvest, Soles for Souls, and Rally Foundation)middle school service days each trimester
  • individual grade-level initiatives--K-Humane Society; first-Teddy bears for Metro police; second-UNICEF; third-Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital; fourth and fifth-McNeilly Center for Children; faculty-50 Forward
  • VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
  • grade level plays for kindergarten through thirdfall musical for grades fifth through eighthspring musical for grades first through eighthstrings programband and choral programsindividual grade level rock bands sixth through eighth
  • ATHLETICS
  • Early Fall Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls/Boys Cross Country
  • Fifth Football
  • Sixth Football
  • Seventh/Eighth Football
  • Girls/Boys Golf
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Late Fall Sports
  • Girls/Boys Soccer
  • Girls/Boys Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Winter Sports
  • Girls/Boys Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls/Boys Swimming
  • Spring Sports
  • Boys Baseball
  • Disc Golf
  • Girls/Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls/Boys Tennis
  • Girls/Boys Track
  • Recent Successes
  • 2014 H.V.A.C. Girls Volleyball Champions
  • 2014 H.V.A.C. Boys Cross-Country Champions
  • 2014 H.V.A.C. Girls Cross-Country Champions
  • 2014 H.V.A.C. Boys Golf Runners-Up
  • 2014 H.V.A.C. Girls Soccer Runners-Up
  • 2014 G.N.A.C. Girls Basketball Champions
  • 20132014: 96 percent of students choose to participate-91 percent in two sports and 46 percent were four-season athletes.
  • GRADUATES
  • The Class of 2013 chose 13 high schools: Ensworth High School (15), Harpeth Hall (12), University School of Nashville (8), Montgomery Bell Academy (5), St. Cecilia`s Academy (2), Brentwood Academy (1), Collegiate School of Louisville (1), Father Ryan High School (1), Franklin Road Academy (1), Phillips Academy - Exeter (1), St. Andrew`s School-Sewanee (1), Webb School of Bell Buckle (1)LOCATIONSMain Campus170 Windsor DriveKever Park152 Blackburn AvenueAthletic Facilities6506 Hwy 70

Profile last updated: 02/09/2016

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School Reviews

Harding Academy is an outstanding elementary school. We chose HA because of its challenging yet nurturing environment. The kids and families are made to feel welcome and it allows confidence to grow throughout the student body. Every one supports one another at HA and you feel part of a greater community. Both of our children have strived academically and socially. As a Harding Alum myself, I am always proud to state HA as our school.
- Posted by Parent, 03/17/16
Harding Academy's academic excellence stems from its incredible faculty. With an impressively low student-teacher ratio, my child has been encouraged to think critically and independently with skills for a lifetime. The school is extremely challenging yet nurturing. The buddy system, Houses, and community code create a warm and inviting atmosphere where a child can thrive and broaden their experience across grade levels. HA has sparked my child's curiosity, leadership skills, artistic ambitions, and athletic ability.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16
Harding Academy is an outstanding private elementary school. It strikes a balance between being academically challenging but also nurturing. It offers countless opportunities to develop leadership skills and critical thinking. For a relatively small school, it also offers a wealth of opportunities in the arts, athletics, technology, and after school enrichment programs. The school abides strongly by its Community Code of values. We think the prek through eight experience here is unparalleled in Nashville and we are so impressed with the leadership opportunities offered for middle schoolers. We have been delighted with the faculty. Our children have blossomed, each in their own way, and we can't think of a better school in Nashville.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16
The perfect place for my two boys. Nurturing, challenging, supportive. We are so happy to be part of the Harding community.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16

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