Franklin Road Academy

4700 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220-0372
Tel: (615)832-8845
Grades: PK-12 | 716 students
Franklin Road Academy (FRA) is a private, college preparatory, co-educational, inclusive Christian school for students in grades Pre-K3-12.
The school attracts students throughout the Nashville area primarily Davidson and Williamson County residents.   Franklin Road Academy provides a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian community with an unwavering commitment to develop leaders of integrity and purpose.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 716 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Franklin Road Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature, European History, French Language, Latin, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistis, Studio Art - 3D Design, Studio Art - Drawing, U.S. History, World History,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Dress Code - Khaki pants/Plaid Skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Courtney Williamson
Admissions Associate Courtney Williamson


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Ice HockeySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1971, Franklin Road Academy is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, co-educational independent school offering the unique combination of a challenging and supportive educational experience in an inclusive Christian environment. FRA is a place where students are encouraged to think critically, act with integrity, and lead in service to others.There are currently more than 700 students enrolled in grades Pre-K-12. While many students begin attending FRA as early as pre-kindergarten, there are multiple entry points; therefore, students come from a variety of backgrounds and sending schools. The overall student population represents 46 zip codes, and 19% of students receive need-based financial aid totaling approximately $1.3 million.  FRA is accredited through AdvancED (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  FRA is also a member of National Association of College Admissions Counseling and complies with the Statement of Principles and Good Practices. 

Profile last updated: 09/11/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Father Ryan High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Oak Hill School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Oak Hill School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nashville
    Grades: PK-6 | 512 students
    0.2 miles
    4815 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
  • Nashville
    Father Ryan High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 928 students
    1 miles
    700 Norwood Drive
    Nashville, TN 37204
  • Nashville
    Our Savior Lutheran Academy
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 97 students
    1.4 miles
    5110 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
  • Nashville
    Montessori Centre
    Montessori School
    Grades: KG | 1 students
    1.7 miles
    4608 Granny White Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
  • Nashville
    Genesis Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 126 students
    2 miles
    430 Allied Dr
    Nashville, TN 37211

School Reviews

My child has been receiving an outstanding educational experience at Franklin Road Academy for nearly ten years now. I am confident that FRA has been preparing him well for success in college and in life. The academics are strong and class sizes small, which allows teachers to really get to know their students and provide personal attention. FRA's ASPIRE program, Math Lab and Writing Lab offer accelerated work, as well as support students that need individual assistance. Pre-K through 12 on one campus is a big plus, prevents gaps in learning and promotes the concept of community. The "inclusive Christian" community is loving, has become increasingly diverse and includes many international students now. The children at FRA are taught to be persons of integrity and to be of service to others through valuable service learning projects that are part of the curriculum. My child has multiple interests and has always had countless opportunities at FRA in academics, the arts and athletics. Our family feels so blessed to be a part of FRA!
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
My child has been at FRA for nearly ten years now, and we are extremely pleased with his experience at the school. I am confident that FRA is preparing him not only for success in college, but for success in life. The challenging academics and small class size along with the inclusive Christian atmosphere have been a winning combination. My son is known, loved and well-cared for by the teachers and administrators at the school. Importantly, FRA is teaching him to be an individual of integrity and purpose, committed to being of benefit to the world. This is a very different from the egocentricity that I see being cultivated in other educational environments. The true appreciation of a well-rounded student is a big plus at FRA, with so many opportunities in academics, the arts, athletics and service/philanthropy. The school has made great strides in increasing diversity and now has a large number of international students that enrich the educational experience.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
We have been at FRA for 14 years. We are so happy with our decision to send our children to this warm, inclusive, challenging school. My oldest was early accepted into college, and I attribute this to the incredible teachers. The school emphasizes a balanced, well rounded education. The Deans in the lower, middle, and upper schools are phenomenal. The new Head of school, Sean Casey, has been making wonderful changes. This is a great school.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
We are in our 2nd year at FRA and we love it. My children are receiving a fantastic, well-rounded education. The education not only is applicable to their academics, but goes into sports and extra curriculars as well. The school stresses balance and I can see this in my children. I highly recommend this school. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This is our 12th year at FRA, and I have never been more impressed and pleased with this school as I am this year. We have incredible new Deans in the Upper and Middle schools, a new Spiritual Emphasis Director, a new head of the Center for Philanthropic Studies, a new IPad program for the 5th and 6th grades, new math and writing labs, and a new Aspire Program. Couple that with our Lower School Dean and our outstanding facility, I can not image sending my children elsewhere. The academics are tough and my children are challenged to think outside the box. They are encouraged to be involved in both athletics and the arts. My children are receiving a well balanced education.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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