Top 20 Best Tennessee Private Schools Belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 43 private schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) serving 21,492 students in Tennessee. You can also find more schools membership associations in Tennessee.
The top ranked private schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Tennessee include Montgomery Bell Academy, Memphis University School and Baylor School.
The average tuition cost is $24,573, which is higher than the Tennessee private school average tuition cost of $11,314.
56% of private schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Tennessee are religiously affiliated (most commonly Episcopal and Christian).

Top Ranked Private Schools Belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Tennessee (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Ensworth School
The Ensworth School Photo - In the Lower School, classroom teachers and enrichment teachers work together to engage students in active learning where questions and curiosity are encouraged. Students are introduced to fundamental content and Core Skills that they will continue to develop throughout their Ensworth experience, laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.
(2)
211 Ensworth Place
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 383-0661
Grades: K-12
| 1,220 students
Memphis University School
Memphis University School Photo - Founded in 1893, Memphis University School provides an exceptional education for boys in grades 7-12.
All-boys
6191 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 260-1304
Grades: 6-12
| 665 students
Presbyterian Day School
Presbyterian Day School Photo - PDS
All-boys (Presbyterian)
(3)
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 842-4600
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School
St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School Photo - Teachers foster meaningful connections and offer support so every student feels a sense of belonging.
(Catholic)
(7)
4830 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 435-5819
Grades: PK-12
| 773 students
St. Paul Christian Academy
St. Paul Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
5033 Hillsboro Road
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 269-4751
Grades: PK-6
| 375 students
Currey Ingram Academy
Currey Ingram Academy Photo - This is the east side of Jennifer & Billy Frist Hall as seen from the fields behind the Lower School.
Special Education School
(1)
6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 507-3242
Grades: PK-12
| 276 students
Battle Ground Academy
Battle Ground Academy Photo - Middle School Art
(2)
336 Ernest Rice Lane
Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 794-3501
Grades: K-12
| 908 students
Baylor School
Baylor School Photo - Baylor's 690-acre campus is located on the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains.
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 757-2511
Grades: 6-12
| 1,060 students
Brentwood Academy
Brentwood Academy Photo - The Iron Eagles Robotics team has qualified and competed in the VEX World Robotics competition for the past three years, winning the coveted Design Award in 2015.
(Christian)
(2)
219 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 523-0611
Grades: 6-12
| 764 students
The Bright School
The Bright School Photo
(2)
1950 McDade Lane
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-8546
Grades: NS-5
| 350 students
Donelson Christian Academy
(Christian)
300 Danyacrest Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-2926
Grades: PK-12
| 873 students
Episcopal School Of Knoxville
Episcopal School Of Knoxville Photo - Athletics at ESK are inclusive and allow kids to experience team sports and learning a new skill in a safe and supportive environment.
(Episcopal)
(4)
950 Episcopal School Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 777-9032
Grades: PK-8
| 391 students
Franklin Road Academy
Franklin Road Academy Photo
(Christian)
(6)
4700 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 832-8845
Grades: PK-12
| 1,040 students
Girls Preparatory School
All-girls
205 Island Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 634-7600
Grades: 6-12
| 511 students
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School Photo - Historic Miss Lee's Preschool at GSL offers a play-based curriculum serving ages 2 to 4 in multiple Little Lukers, Pre-Kindergarten, and Junior Kindergarten classrooms. Miss Lee's celebrates 100 years in Memphis in 2024!
(Episcopal)
(8)
246 S. Belvedere Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 278-0200
Grades: NS-8
| 448 students
Harding Academy
Harding Academy Photo
(11)
170 Windsor Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 356-5510
Grades: PK-8
| 500 students
Harpeth Hall School
Harpeth Hall School Photo - The Harpeth Hall student is an independent thinker, a thoughtful risk-taker, a problem solver, a clarion voice, an authentic spirit, and an empathetic friend.
All-girls
3801 Hobbs Road
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 297-9543
Grades: 5-12
| 725 students
Hutchison School
Hutchison School Photo - At Hutchison, girls discover the joy of learning.
All-girls
(8)
1740 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 762-6672
Grades: NS-12
| 819 students
Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb Academy Photo
(Church of Christ)
(2)
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 966-1600
Grades: NS-12
| 1,499 students
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - The College Counseling office works with our students to help them find the best college fit for them and to make sure they are best prepared for the application and the financial aid processes.
All-boys (Christian)
(4)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Grades: 6-12
| 977 students
Montgomery Bell Academy
Montgomery Bell Academy Photo - Montgomery Bell Academy's 146th Commencement
All-boys
(1)
4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514
Grades: 7-12
| 834 students
The Oak Hill School
The Oak Hill School Photo
(Presbyterian)
4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 297-6544
Grades: PK-6
| 536 students
St. Andrew's-sewanee School
St. Andrew's-sewanee School Photo - One of the South''''s Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school''''s 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
(Episcopal)
290 Quintard Rd
Sewanee, TN 37375
(931) 463-2163
Grades: 6-12
| 236 students
St. Ann School
St. Ann School Photo - Science Experiments
(Catholic)
5105 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 269-0568
Grades: PK-8
| 155 students
St. Mary's Episcopal School
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo - Middle School is a time of transformation. A dedicated faculty - who know both the ins and outs of their subject matter, as well as the ups and downs of a girl's life during these critical years - challenges students to develop the reading, writing, and thinking skills they need for Upper School, college, and life.
All-girls (Episcopal)
(2)
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 537-1472
Grades: NS-12
| 822 students
Sumner Academy
Sumner Academy Photo - We believe that children's ideas, needs, and discoveries are best heard in small-group settings where instructor attention is more available.
(4)
464 Nichols Lane
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-1914
Grades: PK-8
| 159 students
232 McClellan Road
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 664-0812
Grades: PK-12
| 1,040 students
The Webb School
The Webb School Photo
(13)
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 389-6003
Grades: 6-12
| 426 students
Webb School Of Knoxville
(1)
9800 Webb School Ln
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 291-3832
Grades: PK-12
| 1,036 students
Abintra Montessori School
Abintra Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(2)
914 Davidson Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 352-4317
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Avondale Sda Continuation School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
1201 N Orchard Knob Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 698-5028
Grades: K-8
| 28 students
Christian Heritage Academy
(Christian)
900 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-9718
Grades: PK-12
| 84 students
Episcopal School Of Nashville
Episcopal School Of Nashville Photo - The Episcopal School of Nashville, a diverse urban independent school, is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students.
(Episcopal)
(1)
1310 ORDWAY PLACE
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 928-8611
Grades: PK-8
| 152 students
1669 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 725-2710
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
Linden Waldorf School
Linden Waldorf School Photo - Abundant outdoor time and screen-free, experiential learning are hallmarks of a Waldorf education. Take a tour of our verdant, twelve acre campus and see why Linden Waldorf School addresses the head, hands, and heart of children from Early Childhood through 8th grade. Email us at outreach@lindenwaldorf.org.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
3201 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 354-0270
Grades: NS-8
| 165 students
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