St Cecilia Academy

4210 Harding Pike,
Nashville, TN, 37205-0372
Tel: (615)298-4525
St. Cecilia Academy's mission is to prepare young women to meet the challenges of modern life, to contribute in a positive way to the society in which they live, and to extend to students of all faiths the principles of Christian life in the Roman Catholic tradition.
Dominican spirituality centers on four pillars of Christian life: prayer, study, community, and service.
These 4 pillars are woven throughout daily life at St. Cecilila.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 255 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade St Cecilia Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ensworth School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Overbrook School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Overbrook School (0 miles away)
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  • Nashville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Overbrook School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37205
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  318  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Nashville
    Ensworth School
    211 Ensworth Place
    Nashville , TN , 37205
    0.3  mi  |  1072  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Nashville
    Westminster School for Young Children
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    3900 West End Avenue
    Nashville , TN , 37205
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    0.6  mi  |  289  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Nashville
    St. Ann School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    5105 Charlotte Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37209
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.7  mi  |  191  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Nashville
    Harpeth Hall School
    3801 Hobbs Road
    Nashville , TN , 37215
    1.7  mi  |  659  students  |  Gr.  5-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - SCA played an integral role in shaping who I am today. The loving atmosphere allowed me to be true to myself; the wonderful teachers (many have doctorates!) prepared me well for college at UVA; and the friends I made there remain with me today. I would highly recommend SCA to any ambitious, compassionate, smart young lady looking for a great high school experience. Because of the size and intimacy of the school, I was able to participate in many extracurricular activities, like softball and student government. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended April 09, 2012 - I am an SCA graduate from 2001 - I can honestly say, the years I spent at St. Cecilia remain some of the most important, formative, meaningful and FUN of my life. Currently, I live in Washington, DC working for the Girl Scouts of the USA. Previously, I was a top aide for 2 U.S. Senators and a Governor, after attending Wake Forest University on a Presidential Scholarship. Nearly every one of my career and personal achievements I can attribute to the unbelievable education and self confidence I gained at SCA. The nurturing environment was a safe place to succeed, and fail. The sisters were remarkable examples of not only faith and love, but of strong, smart, independent career women. (Did you know they go back to school almost every summer getting multiple master's degrees? Yeah, some are those girls with PHD's in science everyone keeps saying we need more of. cool). One last story about my lasting friendships gained at SCA - last month, I went to FL for a girls weekend with my 5 best friends from SCA. For over 11 years, we've found a way to connect one weekend a year - away from work, husbands, and stress - to just be silly and be together. And be St. Cecilia girls again. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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