Pride, Progress, Excellence.  Benton Hall School is a private day school which serves the educational needs of children with learning disabilities and students that do not thrive in large classrooms. The school provides a comprehensive, individualized educational program for students in grades three through twelve.
Benton Hall School is accredited by the State of Tennessee and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Enrollment: 61 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,245
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Benton Hall Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based, Mild learning differences, Spectrum issues, Anxiey
Year Founded
1977

Student Body

Total Students
61 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Benton Hall Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
uniform - khaki pants and collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jimmy Purcell
Admissions Associate
Andrea Meyers

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • OUR APPROACH TO EDUCATION: Individualized instruction is the key to our approach at Benton Hall. We recognize that every student learns differently, and by maintaining low student-teacher ratios, we are able to prepare our students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally to reach their potential and make a successful transition into higher learning or a chosen vocation. We place the highest priority on developing sensitive, autonomous human beings who relate well to others and become life long learners who understand how to solve problems, make wise choices, and become contributing members of their communities.
  • OUR STUDENTS: The students at Benton Hall come from diverse backgrounds and have various talents and unique learning styles. Many students have transferred to Benton Hall from public school systems or large private schools where they felt lost and unable to get the attention and encouragement they needed to excel. Some have struggled with ADD, ADHD, and other challenges that require the individualized instruction larger schools are not equipped to offer. When these students come to Benton Hall, they not only experience dramatic academic improvement, but increased self-esteem as well.
  • OUR CURRICULUM: Benton Hall provides a broad curriculum that meets all standards set forth by the state of Tennessee for all subject areas. Designed for students who were not thriving in traditional schools, Benton Hall's third through twelfth grade curriculum challenges each student to his or her highest intellectual and creative abilities.
  • QUOTES: "When I was in high school, I received a wonderful education, but the school lacked compassion. I always knew there was a better way to teach, and Benton Hall allows me to do this every day. There is no 'back of the room' at Benton Hall. No student gets lost here or falls between the cracks. They all receive immediate and caring attention." - Veronica Paradis, Dean of Students
  • "We are all seen as individuals here. We have very small classes, and our teachers know how each and every one of us learns. I've been here for almost eight years, and it's only gotten better. Teachers and students are like family." - Grade Eleven Student
  • "Benton Hall is a home away from home. It's a place where I can go and feel safe and where everybody wants to be there for you and help you as much as they can." - Grade Twelve Student
  • "For my son's first two years of high school, he attended a school with more than 2,400 students, and he was no more than a mere number in the crowd. He was doing mediocre work with very little effort...even though I knew he was capable of doing so much more. Since becoming a Benton Hall student, his entire outlook has changed. He gets up each morning ready to go to school, and comes home ready to be a part of the family. His grades have improved, and he is involved in many school activities. He is no longer a number in the crowd, but a student who has expectations to succeed in the classroom. I have Benton Hall to thank for this tremendous change." - Parent
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Benton Hall Academy cost?

Benton Hall Academy's tuition is approximately $17,245 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Benton Hall Academy?

The acceptance rate of Benton Hall Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Benton Hall Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Benton Hall Academy offer?

Benton Hall Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering and Cross Country.

What is Benton Hall Academy's ranking?

Benton Hall Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Lowest average acceptance rates.

When is the application deadline for Benton Hall Academy?

The application deadline for Benton Hall Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
At Benton Hall, teachers, faculty and administration work together to provide a nurturing learning environment for students. Our son has benefited from small classes and individualized learning. He has really enjoyed participating in basketball and cross country and making good friends.
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5  
This school has been a literal lifesaver for my son. He has been here from the 5th grade. He is a thriving and successful student when given the opportunity and support in this small classroom environment.
- Posted by
5  
It is a warm and nurturing school that meets kids where they are. Great staff, faculty and administration.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Enrollment: 61 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,245
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $16,200 for elementary schools and $20,411 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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