Harding Academy

170 Windsor Drive
Nashville, TN 37205-0372
Tel: (615)356-5510
Grades: K-8 | 472 students
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 Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 472 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Harding Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Lower School tuition (grades K-5) for the 2014–2015 school year is $17,150 Middle School tuition (grades 6-8) for the 2014–2015 school year is $17,465

School Notes:

  • 484 students (grade K–8)
  • 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
  • School Founded 1971
  • Head of School Ian Craig
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2013–2014: 96 percent of students choose to participate—91 percent in two sports and 46 percent were four-season athletes.
  • 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: 01/29/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Montgomery Bell Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montgomery Bell Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Overbrook School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nashville
    Grades: 7-12 | 716 students
    0.3 miles
    4001 Harding Road
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Nashville
    Grades: 5-12 | 680 students
    1.4 miles
    3801 Hobbs Road
    Nashville, TN 37215
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-9 | 699 students
    1.5 miles
    6401 Harding Rd
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Nashville
    Akiva School
    Grades: K-6 | 61 students
    2 miles
    809 Percy Warner Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-12 | 1072 students
    2.1 miles
    211 Ensworth Place
    Nashville, TN 37205

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