St. Nicholas School is a private elementary Episcopal school in Chattanooga, Tennessee for preschool through fifth grade. Our outstanding preschool and elementary education, after school enrichment classes, comprehensive summer camp, and year round gardening programs faithfully follow our Mission and Core Values which guide everything we do.
MISSION STATEMENT - St. Nicholas School nurtures each individual`s intellectual, social, and spiritual growth in order to develop independence, a love of learning, and a commitment to service.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 229 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,850
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Nicholas School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
229 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Nicholas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
11 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No uniforms - we do have a dress code)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are many ways to fund a St. Nicholas education and we encourage families to confidentially apply for financial assistance. We also offer tuition payment plans.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Cori Hasden

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Coin Club

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Art, Art History, Fine Arts Class, Music class, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After School Enrichment Program, Cross Country Running, Soccer Shots

School Notes

When the way we teach and learn is combined with the ability to nurture our students socially and spiritually, it`s a rare combination, indeed. We foster independence and creativity while developing a child`s intrinsic motivation. We produce caring, inquisitive thinkers who love to learn.
  • MISSION STATEMENT - St. Nicholas School nurtures each individual`s intellectual, social, and spiritual growth in order to develop independence, a love of learning, and a commitment to service.
  • CORE VALUESEPISCOPAL IDENTITY St. Nicholas School nurtures each individual`s intellectual, social, and spiritual growth in order to develop independence, a love of learning, and a commitment to service.-  An Episcopal school is founded on love, trust, and inclusion. It values reason as a way to true understanding and fosters a concern for the well-being of society.
  • EXCELLENCE - St. Nicholas fosters a desire for excellence through the development of intrinsic motivation and personal responsibility.
  • INTEGRITY - St. Nicholas school reinforces and guides the development of ethical principles and sound moral character.
  • CREATIVITY - St. Nicholas nurtures imagination, intellectual curiosity, originality and inventiveness.
Profile last updated: 09/14/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 229 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,850
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $17,633 for elementary schools and $19,457 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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