Harding Academy

Our mission is to teach students to love others as Christ loves them, to think creatively and learn with open minds, and to live courageously to the glory of God.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 675 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1952

Student Body

Total Students
675 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Harding Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Caculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Statistics, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Grade Level Cost Kindergarten $12,695 Grades 1–5 $14,395 Grades 6–8 $16,095 Grades 9–12 $17,595
Admissions Director
Anne Nowlin
Admissions Associate
Kellee Bowman

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
30+ Club, Anime Club, Betty S. Bates Chapter, Bible Club, Campus Life Ambassadors, Checkmate Club, Elementary Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Club, International Justice Mission, International Thespian Society, Junior Beta Club, Junior Thespians, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society, Photography Club, Rho Kappa, Ronn Rubio Chapter, Ruth B. French Chapter, Science National Honor Society, Senior Beta Club, Student Government Association, Tri M Music Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • Our mission is to teach students to love others as Christ loves them, to think creatively and learn with open minds, and to live courageously to the glory of God.
  • We are dedicated to providing a liberal arts education that will help students pursue their dreams, friendships that will last long after graduation, and a spiritual foundation that will last forever.
  • The college-preparatory nature of Harding Academy is reflected in our demanding curriculum. The high standards of excellence established throughout the Harding community guide us in a sustained passion for continuous improvement and innovation.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Harding Academy offer?
Harding Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Harding Academy's ranking?
Harding Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Harding Academy?
The application deadline for Harding Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Harding Academy located?
Harding Academy is located in the Colonial Acres neighborhood of Memphis, TN. There are 2 other private schools located in Colonial Acres.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 675 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Memphis, TN is $11,064 for elementary schools and $11,481 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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