Our Mission is to discover and cultivate each child's unique abilities. Our Beliefs: We believe in nurturing a love of learning and encouraging the pursuit of excellence in all areas. We believe in valuing the diversities each student brings to our school.We believe in nurturing a love of learning and encouraging the pursuit of excellence with integrity in all areas.
We believe in teaching with patience, compassion, and understanding in a challenging and stimulating environment.
We believe in cultivating social and personal responsibility.We believe in providing and promoting an environment that is emotionally and physically safe.
We believe in engaging all potential stakeholders to enhance our educational program.
We are committed to implementing these beliefs with vision, passion, and dedication.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,934
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
159 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Sumner Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
38%
Average Class Size
15 students
Average ACT score
29
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK tuition full day - $7,280 1/2 day - $5,200 Combo - $6,240 K tuition Full day - $8,840 Combo - $7,800 1st - 8th - $11,934.00
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lindsey Stewart

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Math

Club or Organization:
Enviromental, Minecraft, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Spanish

School Notes

  • Student requirements for admission vary by grade. Students are considered on the basis of test results, past academic performance, and confidential teacher recommendations. For more information by grade level, please click here: http://www.sumneracademy.org/page.cfm?p=378
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I have three children currently at Sumner Academy and one that has graduated. My child who graduated was well prepared for high school and placed in honors classes at a highly competitive college prep private school. All of my children have had academic success thanks to the talented teachers and staff. Sumner Academy offers a sense of community we missed in our previous schools. We are so happy to be a part of the Sumner Academy family.
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5  
We have had a child at Sumner Academy for 8 years. The school has been a academically excellent and nurturing environment for our child, and we would never have wanted him anywhere else for this critical period of his educational life. We would wholeheartedly recommend this fine school for your child.
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5  
This is our second year at Sumner Academy, and my daughter loves it here! She attended public school for elementary and started SA in the 6th grade. She has really blossomed! She is challenged academically, participates in three sports, and has made some wonderful friends. The teachers and staff are all wonderful. We could not be happier with the quality of education that she is receiving at Sumner Academy!
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5  
Sumner Academy is a challenging, independent school. Its Sumner County location draws students from Sumner, Wilson, Trousdale, and Davidson counties. We use a blended approach, borrowing the best aspects of many educational models. Beginning in First Grade, teachers specialize in specific subjects. Students benefit from the expertise of more than one teacher and get to move between classrooms several times a day. Our small class sizes and policy of teaching to the top of the class allow for an accelerated pace of learning. Teachers also care deeply about the social and emotional well being of each child and offer guidance to excellence in character. Excellence in academics, character, and athletics are the standard at our school. Come tour with us to see the school for yourself and to determine if Sumner Academy is a fit for your child.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,934
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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