Most Selective Private Schools in Tennessee

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The average private school acceptance rate in Tennessee is approximately 88% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Tennessee is currently University School Of Nashville, with an acceptance rate of 30%.
The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools in Tennessee (2021)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-122000 Edgehill Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 321-8000

  • Rank: #22.
    Montessori East
    Montessori East Photo - Language - Reading Analysis
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: NS-6801 Porter Rd
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 226-4588

  • Rank: #33.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-122329 Prosser Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865) 521-6054

  • Rank: #44.
    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)
    Acceptance Rate: 73%
    Grades: 6-12219 Granny White Pike
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 523-0611

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Benton Hall Academy
    Benton Hall Academy Photo
    Special Education School (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 3-125555 Franklin Pike
    Nashville, TN 37220
    (615) 791-6467

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Cedar Hall School
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 3-83552 Rock Springs Midland Rd
    Christiana, TN 37037
    (615) 893-4015

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Cross Creek Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-12501 E North Street
    Sweetwater, TN 37874
    (423) 337-9330

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Franklin Classical School
    Franklin Classical School Photo - 2nd Graders Enjoying Class
    (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-12408 Church Street
    Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 528-3777

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
    Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Photo
    (Church of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 9-122201 Hickory Valley Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423) 894-0597

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Jesus Only Academy
    (Pentecostal)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-12324 Glenrose Ave
    Nashville, TN 37210
    (615) 242-6216

  • Rank: #5-115.- 11.
    Unity Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-12256 Uffelman Dr
    Clarksville, TN 37043
    (931) 645-6003

  • Rank: #1212.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 79%
    Grades: PK-8464 Nichols Lane
    Gallatin, TN 37066
    (615) 452-1914

  • Rank: #13-1613.- 16.
    Pope John Paul II High School
    Pope John Paul II High School Photo - Pope John Paul II High School Youth in Government
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-12117 Caldwell Dr
    Hendersonville, TN 37075
    (615) 590-6014

  • Rank: #13-1613.- 16.
    River Road Academy
    All-boys | Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-128283 River Road Pike
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 356-2700

  • Rank: #13-1613.- 16.
    Rossville Christian Academy
    Rossville Christian Academy Photo - Media Centers
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12280 High St
    Rossville, TN 38066
    (901) 853-0200

  • Rank: #13-1613.- 16.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 5-12631 2nd Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37210
    (615) 601-0893

  • Rank: #1717.
    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: 6-12290 Quintard Rd
    Sewanee, TN 37375
    (931) 598-5651

  • Rank: #1818.
    Notre Dame High School
    Notre Dame High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-122701 Vermont Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    (423) 624-4618

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Presbyterian Day School
    Presbyterian Day School Photo - PDS
    All-boys (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 87%
    Grades: NS-64025 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38111
    (901) 842-4600

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.Acceptance Rate: 87%
    Grades: NS-12232 McClellan Road
    Jackson, TN 38305
    (731) 664-0812

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Bill Rice Christian Academy
    Bill Rice Christian Academy Photo - Excellent teachers
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: K-12627 Bill Rice Ranch Road
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 893-2767

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Chattanooga Christian School
    Chattanooga Christian School Photo - Front Entrance
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-123354 Charger Drive
    Chattanooga, TN 37409
    (423) 265-6411

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Christ The King Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-85296 Park Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 682-8405

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Christian Academy Of Oak Ridge
    (Assembly of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: K-12535 Oak Ridge Tpk.
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (865) 481-2519

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Covenant Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-11Po Box 89
    Sweetwater, TN 37874
    (423) 337-7000

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Memphis Junior Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-1050 N Mendenhall Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 683-1061

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Memphis University School
    Memphis University School Photo - Founded in 1893, Memphis University School provides an exceptional education for boys in grades 7-12.
    All-boys
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: 7-126191 Park Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 260-1304

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Metro Christian Academy
    Metro Christian Academy Photo
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-12322 East Cedar St
    Goodlettsville, TN 37072
    (615) 859-1184

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    New Hope Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-63000 University St
    Memphis, TN 38127
    (901) 358-3183

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School Photo - Voted Best in Germantown 5 Years in a Row!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-88151 Poplar
    Germantown, TN 38138
    (901) 753-1181

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Paideia Academy
    Paideia Academy Photo - Paideia Academy l Classical Christian School Knoxville l Assembly
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-1210825 Yarnell Road
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865) 670-0440

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Phoenix School For Creative Learning
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: 2-122404 Arthur Road
    Germantown, TN 38138
    (901) 757-4360

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Pleasant View Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-12160 Hicks Edgen Rd
    Pleasant View, TN 37146
    (615) 746-8555

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    St. Mary School
    St. Mary School Photo - Our school flower garden allows us to get outside occasionally, soak in some sunshine, and get our hands dirty!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-82211 E Lakeview Dr
    Johnson City, TN 37601
    (423) 282-3397

  • Rank: #21-3621.- 36.
    Sylvan Prep Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: 9-12728 South Jefferson Avenue
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 528-2543

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