Nashville Christian School

7555 Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN 37221-0372
Tel: (615)356-5600
Grades: PK-12 | 659 students
At Nashville Christian, the administrators, teachers, coaches, and staff seek to mentor and guide each student into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our goal is that each senior graduates equipped with not only a great education, but also with solid personal faith that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.
At Nashville Christian, the administrators, teachers, coaches, and staff seek to mentor and guide each student into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our goal is that each senior graduates equipped with not only a great education, but also with solid personal faith that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.
Nashville Christian School is a PreK-12th grade college-preparatory school that offers challenging academics from a christian perspective. College and universities from around the country have proudly accepted Nashville Christian students and awarded them millions of dollars in scholarships each year.  Our graduates go on to become successful professionals, leaders, and servants who make a difference in our world.
Our athletics department operates as an extension of our school's mission. We believe in the importance of athletics as a platform to teach the gospel and to impact our student's lives both during and after their careers at Nashville Christian School.
Nashville Christian School serves students at all learning levels: college prep-AP-honors-dual enrollment-learning differences
Start here and you can go anywhere!
Through the performing arts, our students are encouraged to express their creativity and gifts.  Many of our performing arts students have won regional Emmy awards, appeared on network television shows, signed recording contracts, and worked on major motion pictures.
Our visual arts students have represented Nashville Christian School in the Middle Tennessee Regional Art Exhibition, the Scholastic Art Show at Cheekwood, the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Tennessee Art League, and the Renaissance Center Exhibit.
Nashville Christian is MORE than a Christian college-preparatory school-More than our athletic accolades and fine arts awards-MORE than a hard-working community serving our neighbors.....
NCS is a 6 weeks-12th grade college-preparatory school whose 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.
At NCS, students of all learning levels are challenged to succeed at a high level to prepare them for future success.  Advanced students have opportunities for AP and Dual Enrollment classes as part of a Scholars Program while students with learning differences are served through the LIFE program.  All students take part in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum.
NCS is accredited by AdvancED and NCSA and offers competitive TSSAA athletics and an award-winning fine arts program as part of its many extra-curriculars.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Christian School Association (NCSA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Church of Christ
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Serving students at all learning levels. Please call for more information regarding our LIFE program
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 659 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Nashville Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP COURSES: AP Spanish, AP American History, AP Physics C:Mechanics, Biology II AP – Grade level:11 or 12, Physics AP - Grade Level:12, AP/Honor Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Human Geography,
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki Pants/shorts, NCS uniform shirt, NCS uniform skirt/jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 17 / Mar. 13 / rolling
Tuition Notes Grades K-1: $8190 Grades 2-5: $9350; Grades 6-8: $9850 Grades 9-12: $10190
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Admissions Director Phillip Montgomery
Admissions Associate Wendy Paszek


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Junior Beta, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, Student Government Junior Beta, Mock Trial, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
National Honor Society,
Quill and Scroll,
Student Government,

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Profile last updated: 10/26/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Montgomery Bell Academy (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nashville International Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nashville International Academy (0.9 miles away)
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    0.9 miles
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    Nashville, TN 37209
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    Grades: PK-8 | 140 students
    2 miles
    914 Davidson Drive
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Nashville
    Casa Dei Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK | 37 students
    2.3 miles
    7646 Highway 705
    Nashville, TN 37221
  • Nashville
    Akiva School
    Grades: K-6 | 61 students
    2.6 miles
    809 Percy Warner Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • Nashville
    Grades: K-9 | 699 students
    2.7 miles
    6401 Harding Rd
    Nashville, TN 37205

School Reviews

As a Nashville native, I'm familiar with the public and private schools in the area. Somehow, Nashville Christian School wasn't on my radar until my children's learning needs no longer fit the standard student profiles of area schools. My three children all have different strengths and challenges, and have been able to receive a custom educational experience at Nashville Christian School. My overachiever has been able to take Honors High School classes while in Middle School, and currently participates in both Dual Enrollment and AP classes as a Freshman on the Scholars track. My special needs learner receives the support he needs, while remaining challenged at his level. The supportive, caring teachers have given him the confidence and skills to succeed and encouraged him to advocate for himself when he needs help. His diverse group of friends and classmates accept him for who he is. Bullying is present in any school environment, public or private, but I am impressed with how swiftly and thoroughly NCS staff handles such issues. Exceptional Arts, Theatre, and after school clubs offer fun ways for non-athletes to build friendships and build confidence. I don't know how I never heard of NCS until three years ago, but I'm thrilled to have found this hidden treasure in the Nashville area. In my opinion, the public schools and high dollar private schools can't compete with NCS when it comes to the overall happiness and education of my children. I love the students, teachers, and staff at NCS.
- Posted by Parent, 11/16/15
I am so thankful to have a place for both my children to have their needs met so well. One struggles due to a learning disability, while the other completely fits the box and is in the honors path. I love having them under one school and feel this school is beyond caring and concerned for the academic, emotional, and spiritual needs of my kiddos. I'm blown away by the individuality I see the staff provide for my kids and other friend's children that attend. After two years here, and having tried many options (including homeschooling, public, and private) we have found the perfect fit for us. Thank you NCS!
- Posted by Parent, 10/20/15
This is our first year at Nashville Christian. We moved from out of state and, as soon as we visited the school, we had no doubt that it was where we wanted to be. We were impressed with the curriculum and the focus on values and principles. But the thing that has stood out the most to us is the spirit. There is a joyfulness here that starts at the very top and pervades the entire place, all the way down to the kids and the parents. We have a kindergartner and a 4th grader and we''ll be here until our kindergartner graduates high school.
- Posted by Parent, 12/19/14
Nashville Christian has given our children an opportunity to learn and grow not just in an academic setting, but spiritually, athletically, and through extra-curricular activities. Teachers at NCS have invested in our children?''s lives. We have only attended for two years and have experienced the teachers, staff and coaches to be supportive, encouraging, available, understanding and kind. I also love that NCS welcomes parental involvement on any level. I believe Nashville Christian will help prepare my kids for college and most importantly give them a foundation for helping and serving others.
- Posted by Parent, 12/19/14

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