St. Henry Elementary School

Saint Henry School is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Nashville located in West Meade, a suburb in West Nashville, between Belle Meade and Bellevue.
Saint Henry School (SHS) provides academic excellence to 700 children from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Saint Henry School is staffed by the Dominican Sisters of the Saint Cecilia Congregation of Nashville and numerous lay teachers.
Saint Henry School is a Catholic parochial elementary school. Its philosophy is derived from the application of fundamental Catholic teaching.
The aim and content of our educational program considers not only the child's mind and body but also, and most importantly, his/her immortal soul.
To form true and honest Catholic Christians who will live in this world in such a way as to enter the happiness of heaven is surely the aim of Catholic parents who have the first and greatest responsibility for the education of their children.
Saint Henry School is committed to supporting this fundamental task of parents through a school program aimed at providing spiritual, educational, social and physical opportunities for students to grow and explore their gifts, talents and responsibilities of service to the wider community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-9

Student Body

Total Students699 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Henry Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Children of Mary, Drama, Forensics
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
As an alumni of St Henry and now a parent, I am so grateful for the blessing of this school and it's impact on my life and the lives of my children. The education we`ve received has been based in faith and well rounded every step of the way. Having sent one child on to high school and preparing another for next year, they've been quite well prepared. We love the community, fellow parents and staff so much!
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Saint Henry School is the best community to be a part of. The teachers and staff are amazing and love our children so much! I graduated from St. Henry and I feel so blessed to be able to send my children too.
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We enjoyed 12 years as part of this wonderful school community with our 2 children. The academics, sports, and overall culture are top-notch. Our entire family has made friends for life through St. Henry. Our children are now attending a private high school and are well prepared for the academics and leadership opportunities there. We are so grateful we chose St. Henry!
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St. Henry School is a wonderful place in so many ways. My daughter transferred in middle school and we were all nervous at how that would go. We immediately felt embraced by the community of parents, students and teachers. The classes are leveled and perfectly challenging; the teachers are loving, the Dominican sisters are a presence I wish we had enjoyed earlier in my children's life. They have Promethean boards in the classrooms and seem to always be looking for ways to advance the educational experience of the students. And, when we were forced to go remote for the end of 8th grade due to the COVID19 pandemic, the move was as if they had planned it for months. Learning continues, challenging and engaging as always. Then, they went above and beyond to make this graduating class feel celebrated. One of the first school parades in the city of Nashville. I think they may have started the trend! We love SHS!
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