Sumner Academy

  • 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 teaching with patience, compassion, and understanding in an academically-challenging and culturally-stimulating environment.
  • We believe in valuing the differences each student brings to our classroom.
  • We believe in collarborating with parents and the greater community to enhance our educational program.
  • We believe in creating and promoting an emotionally and physically safe environment.
  • We believe in fostering social and personal responsibility.  We are committed to implementing these beliefs with vision, passion and dedication.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Sumner Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,934
Tuition NotesPK 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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLindsey Stewart


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
Birding, Book, Enviromental, Hockey, Minecraft, Pinterest, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama Club, Spanish, String, Technology

School Notes

  • Sumner Academy - Vision - Passion - Dedication
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brentwood
     Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-12 | 281 students
    32.8 miles
    100 Montessori Dr.
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    32.8 NS-12
  • Franklin
    Grades: PK-12 | 82 students
    37.7 miles
    810 Del Rio Pike
    Franklin, TN 37069
    37.7 PK-12
  • Franklin
    Grades: 5-12 | 198 students
    38.8 miles
    818 Old Charlotte Pike East
    Franklin, TN 37064
    38.8 5-12
  • Franklin
    Grades: PK-12 | 702 students
    42.2 miles
    3279 Southall Rd
    Franklin, TN 37064
    42.2 PK-12
  • Goodlettsville
    Grades: PK-12 | 165 students
    13.6 miles
    322 East Cedar St
    Goodlettsville, TN 37072
    13.6 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $8,759 for elementary schools and $9,937 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).