Oldest Private Schools in Tennessee

The average private school in Tennessee was founded around 1973 (2022-23).
The oldest private school in Tennessee is St. Mary's Episcopal School, founded in 1847.
Year Founded Range: 1847 1947 Avg. Year Founded: 1901

Oldest Private Schools in Tennessee (2022-23)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Mary's Episcopal School
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo - Middle School is a time of transformation. A dedicated faculty - who know both the ins and outs of their subject matter, as well as the ups and downs of a girl's life during these critical years - challenges students to develop the reading, writing, and thinking skills they need for Upper School, college, and life.
All-girls (Episcopal)
(2)
Founding Date: 1847
Grades: NS-12
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 537-1472
Rank: #22.
St. Agnes Academy-st. Dominic School
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: PK-12
4830 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 435-5825
Rank: #33.
Harpeth Hall School
Harpeth Hall School Photo - The Harpeth Hall student is an independent thinker, a thoughtful risk-taker, a problem solver, a clarion voice, an authentic spirit and an empathetic friend.
All-girls
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 5-12
3801 Hobbs Road
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 297-9543
Rank: #44.
St. Bernard Academy
St. Bernard Academy Photo - SBA strives to connect our students' head, heart, and hands with various projects throughout the year. Service learning is incorporated at every level.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: NS-8
2304 Bernard Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 385-0440
Rank: #55.
Montgomery Bell Academy
Montgomery Bell Academy Photo - Montgomery Bell Academy's 146th Commencement
All-boys
(1)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: 7-12
4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514
Rank: #66.
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)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: 6-12
290 Quintard Rd
Sewanee, TN 37375
(931) 598-5651
Rank: #77.
First Lutheran School
First Lutheran School Photo - Our students perform consistently above and beyond state academic standards.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: NS-8
1207 Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 524-0308
Rank: #88.
The Webb School
The Webb School Photo
(13)
Founding Date: 1870
Grades: 6-12
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 389-6003
Rank: #99.
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
2701 Vermont Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-4618
Rank: #1010.
St. Marys School
St. Marys School Photo - Discover the St. Mary's Difference!
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: PK-8
1665 Hwy 45 By Pass
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-2525
Rank: #1111.
The King's Academy
The King's Academy Photo
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-12
202 Smothers Rd
Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 573-8321
Rank: #1212.
Belvoir Christian Academy
Belvoir Christian Academy Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: NS-8
800 Belvoir Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 622-3755
Rank: #1313.
Battle Ground Academy
Battle Ground Academy Photo - Middle School Art
(2)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: K-12
336 Ernest Rice Lane
Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 794-3501
Rank: #1414.
Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb Academy Photo
(Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: NS-12
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 966-1600
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Baylor School
Baylor School Photo - Baylor's 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains.
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: 6-12
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5902
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
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
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: 7-12
6191 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 260-1304
Rank: #1717.
Hutchison School
Hutchison School Photo - At Hutchison, girls discover the joy of learning.
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
(8)
Founding Date: 1902
Grades: NS-12
1740 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 762-6672
Rank: #1818.
Mccallie School
Mccallie School Photo - Chapel
All-boys (Christian)
(4)
Founding Date: 1905
Grades: 6-12
500 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Girls Preparatory School
Girls Preparatory School Photo - Girls Preparatory School 2017-18 | Grades 6-12
All-girls
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 6-12
205 Island Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 634-7600
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Madison Campus Elementary School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
1515 Sutherland Dr
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 865-4575
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Knoxville Adventist School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: K-10
3615 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 522-9929
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Memphis Junior Academy
Memphis Junior Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-10
50 N Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 683-1061
Rank: #2323.
The Bright School
The Bright School Photo - Students in early childhood learn and explore the outdoors in our eco-literacy program.
(1)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: PK-5
1950 McDade Lane
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-8546
Rank: #2424.
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: K-12
2000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 321-8000
Rank: #2525.
St. Ann School
St. Ann School Photo - Science Experiments
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: K-8
5105 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 269-0568
Rank: #2626.
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: 7-12
61 N. McLean Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 276-1221
Rank: #2727.
Father Ryan High School
Father Ryan High School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: 9-12
700 Norwood Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-4200
Rank: #2828.
Lausanne Collegiate School
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo - Hands-on projects such as robotics in the Lower School provide early preparation for the International Baccalaureate Programme at Lausanne Collegiate School.
(10)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: NS-12
1381 W Massey Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 474-1000
Rank: #2929.
Knoxville Catholic High School
Knoxville Catholic High School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1932
Grades: 9-12
9245 Fox Lonas Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 560-0313
Rank: #3030.
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)
Founding Date: 1936
Grades: PK-6
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 292-5134
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Christ The King School
Christ The King School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1937
Grades: PK-8
3105 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 292-9465
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1937
Grades: PK-8
505 South Moore Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 622-1481
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
St. Anne Elementary School
St. Anne Elementary School Photo - Preschool students sit on the steps with Sr. Ancilia Indrati while other students play at recess.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1937
Grades: NS-8
670 South Highland St
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 323-1344
Rank: #3434.
Westminster School for Young Children
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: NS-PK
3900 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-0235
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
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.
(Episcopal)
(7)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: NS-8
246 S. Belvedere Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 278-0200
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