Nashville Christian School

Nashville Christian School Photo #1 - At Nashville Christian, the administrators, teachers, coaches, and staff seek to mentor and guide each student into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is that each senior graduates equipped with not only a great education, but also with solid personal faith that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.
Nashville Christian School Photo #1 - At Nashville Christian, the administrators, teachers, coaches, and staff seek to mentor and guide each student into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is that each senior graduates equipped with not only a great education, but also with solid personal faith that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.
Nashville Christian School Photo #2 - Nashville Christian School is a PreK-12th grade college-preparatory school that offers challenging academics from a christian perspective. College and universities from around the country have proudly accepted Nashville Christian students and awarded them millions of dollars in scholarships each year. Our graduates go on to become successful professionals, leaders, and servants who make a difference in our world.
Nashville Christian School Photo #3 - Our athletics department operates as an extension of our school's mission. We believe in the importance of athletics as a platform to teach the gospel and to impact our student's lives both during and after their careers at Nashville Christian School.
Nashville Christian School Photo #4 - Nashville Christian School serves students at all learning levels: college prep-AP-honors-dual enrollment-learning differences Start here and you can go anywhere!
Nashville Christian School Photo #5 - Through the performing arts, our students are encouraged to express their creativity and gifts. Many of our performing arts students have won regional Emmy awards, appeared on network television shows, signed recording contracts, and worked on major motion pictures.
Nashville Christian School Photo #6 - Our visual arts students have represented Nashville Christian School in the Middle Tennessee Regional Art Exhibition, the Scholastic Art Show at Cheekwood, the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Tennessee Art League, and the Renaissance Center Exhibit.
Nashville Christian School Photo #7 - Nashville Christian is MORE than a Christian college-preparatory school-More than our athletic accolades and fine arts awards-MORE than a hard-working community serving our neighbors..... WE ARE A FAMILY!
Nashville Christian School Photo #8 - "The campus staff and culture of the school are reaching further than just teaching them to read and write, they are reaching way down in the corners of their hearts and showing them what love looks like, God's love." Parent of 2nd & 9th graders
Nashville Christian School Photo #9
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NCS is a 6 weeks-12th grade college-preparatory school whose vision is to help students realize and pursue their full potential-spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially-while learning to establish and grow their relationship with God.
At NCS, students of all learning levels are challenged to succeed at a high level to prepare them for future success. Advanced students have opportunities for AP and Dual Enrollment classes as part of a Scholars Program while students with learning differences are served through the LIFE program. All students take part in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum.
NCS is accredited by AdvancED and NCSA and offers competitive TSSAA athletics and an award-winning fine arts program as part of its many extra-curriculars.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Nashville Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Serving students at all learning levels. Please call for more information regarding our LIFE program
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
941 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Nashville Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American History, AP Calculus AB, AP COURSES: AP Spanish, AP Human Geography, AP Physics C:Mechanics, AP/Honor Statistics, Biology II AP – Grade level:11 or 12, Physics AP - Grade Level:12
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
khaki Pants/shorts, NCS uniform shirt, NCS uniform skirt/jumper

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Grades K-1: $10,920 Grades 2-5: $12,230 Grades 6-8: $12,790 Grades 9-12: $13,150
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ryan McClary
Admissions Associate
Steadman Bell



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Dance Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fitness Club, Gaming Club, Junior Beta, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, Robotics Club, Student Government

School Notes

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Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Nashville Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Nashville Christian School is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Nashville Christian School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Nashville Christian School offer?
Nashville Christian School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Nashville Christian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Nashville Christian School's ranking?
Nashville Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Nashville Christian School?
The application deadline for Nashville Christian School is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Nashville Christian School located?
Nashville Christian School is located in the Bellevue neighborhood of Nashville, TN. There are 2 other private schools located in Bellevue.

School Calendar

View the Nashville Christian School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Preschool Closed - Teacher Inservice
August 01, 2024 (Thursday)
Preschool Open House
August 03, 2024 (Saturday)
First Day of School K - 11th
August 08, 2024 (Thursday)
K-11 First Day of School
August 08, 2024 (Thursday)
First Day of School Seniors, No School 9th - 11th
August 09, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
We moved to town and our kids started at NCS in 8th grade and 6th grade. A few months later I asked them how they were liking the new school. They said, "We love it! - The kids here are nicer than our old school" They made friends instantly and have been there for 3 years now. The teachers and staff are wonderful and out of 4 kids and 6 different schools, it has been by far the best decision we have ever made for our children.
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My children have been a part of the NCS family for a few years and we have been more than pleased with the experience so far. Each of my kids have different challenges and talents which have made it difficult in the past for us to find an educational setting and social setting for them all to fit and succeed. We have found NCS as the best place for all of them. The staff and teachers have made more than an effort to understand how each of my kids learn and work with us to help them thrive. I have a child with learning difficulties who has graduated from NCS with coping skills and tools to succeed who is now experiencing great success in college. I have another child who's talents are completely different and is going through Honors classes where they are continually challenged. It has been a relief to find a community where my children are individuals and are encouraged to challenge themselves and have success and thrive. It is an environment where people care and support them academically and emotionally. I am grateful for the grace and support they give our family.
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The prek is not up to standard. They also put you kid in a baby crib and put them in the pantry if they act like a baby. My daughter is in 4th grade we have implemented an iep because she was struggling in math which cost more money. This has not even been put in place it seems. I have not seen one inch of progress. I will not send my children here next year.
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This is our daughter's first year at NCS. She has previously been in public schools. We chose NCS due to the proximity to our home and the knowledge we had from our nephews graduating from here. Our student is challenged and supported academically. She enjoys the small class sizes and enjoys getting to know the teachers. We are pleased with our move to NCS.
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Nashville Christian has given our children an opportunity to learn and grow not just in an academic setting, but spiritually, athletically, and through extra-curricular activities. Teachers at NCS have invested in our children's lives. We have only attended for two years and have experienced the teachers, staff and coaches to be supportive, encouraging, available, understanding and kind. I also love that NCS welcomes parental involvement on any level. I believe Nashville Christian will help prepare my kids for college and most importantly give them a foundation for helping and serving others.
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As a Nashville native, I'm familiar with the public and private schools in the area. Somehow, Nashville Christian School wasn't on my radar until my children's learning needs no longer fit the standard student profiles of area schools. My three children all have different strengths and challenges, and have been able to receive a custom educational experience at Nashville Christian School. My overachiever has been able to take Honors High School classes while in Middle School, and currently participates in both Dual Enrollment and AP classes as a Freshman on the Scholars track. My special needs learner receives the support he needs, while remaining challenged at his level. The supportive, caring teachers have given him the confidence and skills to succeed and encouraged him to advocate for himself when he needs help. His diverse group of friends and classmates accept him for who he is. Bullying is present in any school environment, public or private, but I am impressed with how swiftly and thoroughly NCS staff handles such issues. Exceptional Arts, Theatre, and after school clubs offer fun ways for non-athletes to build friendships and build confidence. I don't know how I never heard of NCS until three years ago, but I'm thrilled to have found this hidden treasure in the Nashville area. In my opinion, the public schools and high dollar private schools can't compete with NCS when it comes to the overall happiness and education of my children. I love the students, teachers, and staff at NCS.
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I am so thankful to have a place for both my children to have their needs met so well. One struggles due to a learning disability, while the other completely fits the box and is in the honors path. I love having them under one school and feel this school is beyond caring and concerned for the academic, emotional, and spiritual needs of my kiddos. I'm blown away by the individuality I see the staff provide for my kids and other friend's children that attend. After two years here, and having tried many options (including homeschooling, public, and private) we have found the perfect fit for us. Thank you NCS!
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This is our first year at Nashville Christian. We moved from out of state and, as soon as we visited the school, we had no doubt that it was where we wanted to be. We were impressed with the curriculum and the focus on values and principles. But the thing that has stood out the most to us is the spirit. There is a joyfulness here that starts at the very top and pervades the entire place, all the way down to the kids and the parents. We have a kindergartner and a 4th grader and we''ll be here until our kindergartner graduates high school.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 941 students
  • Acceptance rate: 62%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $16,174 for elementary schools and $21,367 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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