Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Tennessee

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The average private elementary school in Tennessee was founded around 1970 (2021).
The oldest private elementary school in Tennessee is St. Mary's Episcopal School, founded in 1847.
The oldest private elementary schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Tennessee (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    St. Mary's Episcopal School
    St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1847
    Grades: NS-1260 Perkins Extended
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 537-1405

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Agnes Academy-st. Dominic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: PK-124830 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: 5-123801 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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: NS-82020 24th Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 385-0440

  • Rank: #55.
    Montgomery Bell Academy
    Montgomery Bell Academy Photo - Montgomery Bell Academy's 146th Commencement
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: 7-124001 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: 6-12290 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-81207 Broadway St
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    (865) 524-0308

  • Rank: #88.
    The Webb School
    The Webb School Photo
    Founding Date: 1870
    Grades: 6-12319 Webb Road East
    Bell Buckle, TN 37020
    (931) 389-6003

  • Rank: #99.
    St. Marys School
    St. Marys School Photo - Discover the St. Mary's Difference!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-81665 Hwy 45 By Pass
    Jackson, TN 38305
    (731) 668-2525

  • Rank: #1010.
    The King's Academy
    The King's Academy Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: PK-12202 Smothers Rd
    Seymour, TN 37865
    (865) 573-8321

  • Rank: #1111.
    Belvoir Christian Academy
    Belvoir Christian Academy Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: NS-8800 Belvoir Ave
    Chattanooga, TN 37412
    (423) 622-3755

  • Rank: #1212. Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: K-12336 Ernest Rice Lane
    Franklin, TN 37069
    (615) 794-3501

  • Rank: #1313.
    Lipscomb Academy
    Lipscomb Academy Photo - "At the Elementary School, your child will be individually known and loved," Jonathan Sheahen, Elementary School Principal
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: NS-123901 Granny White Pike
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 966-1600

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Baylor School
    Baylor School Photo - Baylor's 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains.
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: 6-12171 Baylor School Road
    Chattanooga, TN 37405
    (423) 267-5902

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    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: 7-126191 Park Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 260-1304

  • Rank: #1616.
    Hutchison School
    Hutchison School Photo - At Hutchison, girls discover the joy of learning.
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1902
    Grades: NS-121740 Ridgeway Rd
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 761-2220

  • Rank: #1717.
    Mccallie School
    Mccallie School Photo - Chapel
    All-boys (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1905
    Grades: 6-12500 Dodds Ave
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    (423) 624-8300

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Girls Preparatory School
    Girls Preparatory School Photo - Girls Preparatory School 2017-18 | Grades 6-12
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 6-12205 Island Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37405
    (423) 634-7600

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Madison Campus Elementary School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: PK-81515 Sutherland Dr
    Madison, TN 37115
    (615) 865-4575

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Knoxville Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: K-103615 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    (865) 522-9929

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Memphis Junior Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-1050 N Mendenhall Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 683-1061

  • Rank: #2222.
    The Bright School
    The Bright School Photo
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: PK-51950 McDade Lane
    Chattanooga, TN 37405
    (423) 267-8546

  • Rank: #2323. Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: K-122000 Edgehill Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 321-8000

  • Rank: #2424.
    St. Ann School
    St. Ann School Photo - Science Experiments
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: K-85105 Charlotte Pike
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 269-0568

  • Rank: #2525.
    Memphis Catholic Middle & High School
    Memphis Catholic Middle & High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1922
    Grades: 7-1261 N. McLean Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 276-1221

  • Rank: #2626. Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: NS-121381 W Massey Rd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 474-1000

  • Rank: #2727.
    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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1936
    Grades: NS-84210 Harding Pike
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615) 292-5134

  • Rank: #28-3028.- 30.
    Christ The King School
    Christ The King School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-83105 Belmont Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 292-9465

  • Rank: #28-3028.- 30.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-8505 South Moore Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37412
    (423) 622-1481

  • Rank: #28-3028.- 30.
    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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: NS-8670 South Highland St
    Memphis, TN 38111
    (901) 323-1344

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: NS-8246 S. Belvedere Blvd.
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 278-0200

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    Immanuel Lutheran School Photo - Our preschool and kindergarten prepare students for a life of learning. Children are actively involved in centers, circle time, and more.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: NS-86319 Raleigh Lagrange Road
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 388-0205

  • Rank: #3333.
    Standifer Gap SDA School
    Standifer Gap SDA School Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: K-88255 Standifer Gap Road
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423) 892-6013

  • Rank: #3434.
    Presbyterian Day School
    Presbyterian Day School Photo - PDS
    All-boys (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: NS-64025 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38111
    (901) 842-4600

  • Rank: #3535.
    St. Marys School
    St. Marys School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-8323 Vermont Avenue
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (865) 483-9700

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