Franklin Road Academy

4700 Franklin Pike,
Nashville, TN, 37220-0372
Tel: (615)832-8845
Grades: PK - 12 | 708 students
Franklin Road Academy (FRA) is a coeducational, college-preparatory school, serving qualified students in Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Founded in 1971, FRA is a caring and supportive community of parents, teachers, and students within an inclusive Christian environment.
Our mission is to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning, emphasizing academic excellence and college preparation; to develop students of integrity with Christian values to sustain and lead them in lives that will make a difference; and to guide students to discover needed balance for life through opportunities in the arts, athletics, and activities.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 708 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Franklin Road Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
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
Admissions Director Courtney Williamson
Admissions Associate Courtney Williamson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Nearby 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)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Nashville The Oak Hill School
    (Christian)
    4815 Franklin Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37220
    (615)297-6544
    (Christian)
    0.2  mi  |  512  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Nashville
    Father Ryan High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    700 Norwood Drive
    Nashville , TN , 37204
    (615)383-4200
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  928  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Nashville
    Our Savior Lutheran Academy
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    5110 Franklin Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37220
    (615)833-1500
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.4  mi  |  106  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Nashville
    Montessori Centre
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    4608 Granny White Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37220
    (615)373-0897
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1.7  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Nashville
    Lipscomb Academy
    (Church of Christ)
    3901 Granny White Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37204
    (615)966-6409
    (Church of Christ)
    2  mi  |  1306  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 10, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended September 07, 2013 - 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

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