A.W. Spalding is a Christian community of learners dedicated to extraordinary accomplishments.
The school seeks to inspire its learners to think deeply, live fully, serve unselfishly, and love God completely.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 280 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,175
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
280 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
A.W. Spalding Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
19 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants/shorts, School skirt, crested polo shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes application fee, registration, and 10 months tuition at $485 per month.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$600
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. Tom Fogg

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
AWS Band, AWS Handbell Choir, AWS Robotics, AWS String Orchestra, AWS Yearbook Club

School Notes

  • A.W. Spalding is a co-ed PreKindergarten to 5th grade day school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  AWS has been located at the same place on the campus of Southern Adventist University since 1958.  AWS offers a daily Bible class along with the core curriculum which includes: Language Arts, Mathmatics, Physical Educaation, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Technology.  In addition, there are many Fine Arts choices to choose from including:  general classroom music, band (5th grade), choirs, strings, and visual arts.  AWS also has a computer lab and mobile cart for laptop computers.  AWS also runs an after school intramural program and after school child care to 6:00 p,m. Mondays to Thursdays and to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
  • AWS is located on the campus of Southern Adventist University and enjoys a close working relationship with the university.  Students are able to interact with university professors, as well as use the various facilities on campus.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 280 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,175
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hamilton County, TN is $15,454 for elementary schools and $19,457 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hamilton County, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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