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 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,230
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
159 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 19%
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
36%
Average Class Size
13 students
Average ACT score
29
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK tuition - $10,240 K tuition - $11,750 1st - 4th - $13,800 5th - 8th - $14,230
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sheree' Zobl

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Enviromental, Minecraft, Yoga Club

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sumner Academy cost?
Sumner Academy's tuition is approximately $14,230 for private students.
What schools are Sumner Academy often compared to?
Sumner Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Hendersonville Christian Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Sumner Academy?
The acceptance rate of Sumner Academy is 79%, which is lower than the national average of 85%.
What sports does Sumner Academy offer?
Sumner Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country and Soccer.
What is Sumner Academy's ranking?
Sumner Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest average ACT score.
When is the application deadline for Sumner Academy?
The application deadline for Sumner Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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!
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by

Endorse Sumner Academy. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

5 Clues That It Might Not Really Be Montessori School
5 Clues That It Might Not Really Be Montessori School
Of the approximately 4,000 Montessori schools in the U.S. only 1,100 schools are members of the American Montessori Society. Does this matter? What else should you look for to determine if a Montessori school is the real thing?
6 Schools and Their Beginnings
6 Schools and Their Beginnings
This article explores the rich histories of several prestigious schools in the United States, including the Allen-Stevenson School, Lycée Français de New York, Catherine Cook School, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, and The Spence School. It explores their origins, founders, growth, philosophies, and enduring legacies, highlighting their commitment to academic excellence and progressive education principles.
Technology in the Classroom
Technology in the Classroom
Technology is transforming K-12 education, enabling personalized learning, immersive experiences, and new teaching methods. This article explores the latest classroom technologies like interactive whiteboards, tablets, virtual reality, online learning platforms, and educational software. It examines how these tools enhance engagement, provide real-time data, and facilitate hybrid learning models.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,230
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $11,427 for elementary schools and $12,063 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links