Most Selective Private Schools in Tennessee

The average private school acceptance rate in Tennessee is 85% per year (2023-24).
The most selective school in Tennessee is Saint Matthew Catholic School, with an acceptance rate of 32%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 32% 90% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 74%

Most Selective Private Schools in Tennessee (2023-24)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Saint Matthew Catholic School
Saint Matthew Catholic School Photo - Saint Matthew School is located in Franklin, TN in the western part of Williamson County.
(Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 32%
Grades: PK-8
533 Sneed Road W
Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 662-4044
Rank: #22.
Acceptance Rate: 34%
Grades: K-12
2000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 321-8000
Rank: #33.
Montessori East
Montessori East Photo - Language - Reading Analysis
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: NS-6
801 Porter Rd
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-4588
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
The Covenant School
The Covenant School Photo - Located in the heart of Green Hills.
(Presbyterian)
(14)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-6
33 Burton Hills Blvd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 467-2313
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Overbrook School
Overbrook School Photo - An outdoor mini farm provides students with opportunities to engage in real-life learning situations with special emphasis on inquiry-based tasks related to engineering and environmental studies. The school has established a garden, greenhouse, chicken coop and sheep barn learning area on school grounds.
(Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-6
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 292-5134
Rank: #66.
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - The College Counseling office works with our students to help them find the best college fit for them and to make sure they are best prepared for the application and the financial aid processes.
All-boys (Christian)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: 6-12
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Rank: #77.
Nashville Christian School
Nashville Christian School Photo - 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.
(Church of Christ)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Grades: PK-12
7555 Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 356-5600
Rank: #88.
Berean Christian School
Berean Christian School Photo - Berean Christian School provides Knoxville area's only all day specialized classroom program for dyslexia and other learning differences
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
2329 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 521-6054
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Benton Hall Academy
Benton Hall Academy Photo
Special Education School (Christian)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: 3-12
5555 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 791-6467
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Cross Creek Christian School
Alternative School (Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-12
501 E North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
(423) 337-9330
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Franklin Classical School
Franklin Classical School Photo - FCS Players Present Camelot
(Presbyterian)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-12
408 Church Street
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 528-3777
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: 9-12
5545 N Terrace
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 894-0597
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Jesus Only Academy
(Pentecostal)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-11
324 Glenrose Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 242-6216
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb Academy Photo
(Church of Christ)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: NS-12
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 966-1600
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Little River Montessori School
Little River Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
544 Canton Hollow Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865) 498-3277
Rank: #9 - 169. - 16.
Unity Christian Academy
(Christian)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-12
256 Uffelman Dr
Clarksville, TN 37043
(931) 645-6003
Rank: #1717.
Brentwood Academy
Brentwood Academy Photo - The Iron Eagles Robotics team has qualified and competed in the VEX World Robotics competition for the past three years, winning the coveted Design Award in 2015.
(Christian)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Grades: 6-12
219 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 523-0611
Rank: #1818.
Sumner Academy
Sumner Academy Photo - We believe that children's ideas, needs, and discoveries are best heard in small-group settings where instructor attention is more available.
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Grades: PK-8
464 Nichols Lane
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-1914
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Agathos Classical School
Agathos Classical School Photo - "PRO-ton, NEU-tron, e-LEC-tron, YEAH!" Students chant about the parts of an atom before other classes during an assembly.
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
1201 Mapleash Ave
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-0556
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Bethel Christian Academy
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 6-12
3001 Hamill Rd
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-5757
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Immanuel Lutheran School
Immanuel Lutheran School Photo - Worship, praise, prayer and song are all a part of our school chapel services every Wednesday. 3rd graders share the song Great Big God!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: NS-8
6319 Raleigh Lagrange Road
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 388-0205
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Pope John Paul II Preparatory School
Pope John Paul II Preparatory School Photo - Middle School Science Lab
(Catholic)
(12)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 6-12
117 Caldwell Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 822-2375
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Rossville Christian Academy
Rossville Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: NS-12
280 High St
Rossville, TN 38066
(901) 853-0200
Rank: #19 - 2419. - 24.
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 5-12
631 2nd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 601-0893
Rank: #2525.
St. Andrew's-sewanee School
St. Andrew's-sewanee School Photo - One of the South''''s Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school''''s 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 81%
Grades: 6-12
290 Quintard Rd
Sewanee, TN 37375
(931) 463-2163
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
The Farm School
The Farm School Photo
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-12
151 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483
(931) 964-2325
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School Photo - Historic Miss Lee's Preschool at GSL offers a play-based curriculum serving ages 2 to 4 in multiple Little Lukers, Pre-Kindergarten, and Junior Kindergarten classrooms. Miss Lee's celebrates 100 years in Memphis in 2024!
(Episcopal)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: NS-8
246 S. Belvedere Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 278-0200
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School Photo
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: 9-12
2701 Vermont Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-4618
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Priest Lake Christian Academy
Priest Lake Christian Academy Photo - We have hands-on learning!
(Baptist)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-4
3325 Anderson Road
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 366-1423
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Presbyterian Day School
Presbyterian Day School Photo - PDS
All-boys (Presbyterian)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Grades: PK-6
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 842-4600
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Grades: PK-12
232 McClellan Road
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 664-0812
Rank: #32 - 4832. - 48.
Bill Rice Christian Academy
Bill Rice Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
627 Bill Rice Ranch Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 893-2767
Rank: #32 - 4832. - 48.
Chattanooga Christian School
Chattanooga Christian School Photo - Over the past decade, we've invested more than 20 million dollars in our 55+ acre campus to create spaces designed for life and learning and to increase a sense of belonging. This includes the construction of new facilities like a dedicated Lower School STEM Room as well as repurposed facilities like Upper School Science Labs and student spaces.
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
3354 Charger Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 265-6411
Rank: #32 - 4832. - 48.
Christ The King Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
5296 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 682-8405
Rank: #32 - 4832. - 48.
Christian Academy Of Oak Ridge
(Assembly of God)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: K-12
535 Oak Ridge Tpk.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 481-2519
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tennessee average Private Schools acceptance rate?
The Tennessee average Private Schools acceptance rate is 85% for 2023-24.
What are the most selective Private Schools in Tennessee?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Tennessee include Saint Matthew Catholic School, University School Of Nashville and Montessori East.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Tennessee?
The most selective private high school in Tennessee is University School Of Nashville, with an acceptance rate of 34%. The most selective private elementary school is Saint Matthew Catholic School, with an acceptance rate of 32%.

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