The Ensworth School

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The Ensworth School Photo #1 - 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.
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The Ensworth School Photo #1 - 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.
The Ensworth School Photo #2 - Creativity is an essential part of any vibrant and bold endeavor. From kindergarten through twelfth grade, our students have various opportunities to explore the creative process, embrace imagination, and cultivate confidence through artistic expression.
The Ensworth School Photo #3 - During the Middle School years, students undergo a major transition from childhood to adolescence, and faculty at Red Gables Campus strive to provide a supportive yet challenging environment to help them develop social, emotional, and academic skills. Students are encouraged to become responsible, contributing members of the community, and to develop their capacity and confidence as leaders.
The Ensworth School Photo #4 - Ensworth's High School program aims to develop Core Skills and broad content knowledge while nurturing individual interests. Using the Harkness Method, students take an active role in learning, developing respectful listening and confident articulation of their ideas.
The Ensworth School Photo #5 - From daily P.E. classes in the Lower School to a High School program focused on the fitness of each individual student, Ensworth emphasizes the importance of an active lifestyle, providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness.
The Ensworth School Photo #6 - Ensworth students are more than scholars, artists, and athletes; they are courageous and compassionate global citizens. Service Learning is part of our core curriculum throughout Grades K12. As students experience the joy of impacting the world around them in meaningful ways, they develop empathy and discover their ability to make a positive difference.
The Ensworth School Photo #7 - Ensworth intentionally builds a strong sense of community where each member feels valued, respected, and supported. Within this joyful and inclusive environment, students have the freedom to take risks, discover new interests, and explore individual passions.
The Ensworth School Photo #8 - Ensworth`s unique, four-year College Counseling program helps students take full advantage of the many opportunities offered to them and successfully navigate the college search process.
The Ensworth School Photo #9 - Our Mission, Vision, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements are more than just words. They are guiding principles that are woven into everything we do at Ensworth.
The Ensworth School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school.
The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.
Students are encouraged to pursue intellectual challenges; think logically and critically; communicate clearly; be creative; be physically fit; develop good organizational and study skills; be conscientious and consistent in their studies; learn to set and achieve goals; develop confidence through individual effort; work effectively with others; be responsible; be respectful; be honest; and be good citizens.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,140
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Ensworth School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1958
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,220 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Ensworth School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
All financial aid awards are need-based. In 2023-2024, 194 students received aid, totaling $4.3 million.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,164
Admissions Director
Rebekah Armstrong
Admissions Associate
Heather Bryant
Endowment Size
$93 million

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School Notes

  • The Ensworth School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school.
  • The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.
  • Students are encouraged to pursue intellectual challenges; think logically and critically; communicate clearly; be creative; be physically fit; develop good organizational and study skills; be conscientious and consistent in their studies; learn to set and achieve goals; develop confidence through individual effort; work effectively with others; be responsible; be respectful; be honest; and be good citizens.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Amy Grant '74 - Amy Grant is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter known for her contributions to contemporary Christian music and for crossing over to mainstream pop success in the 1980s and 1990s.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Ensworth School cost?
The Ensworth School's tuition is approximately $38,140 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from The Ensworth School?
The Ensworth School famous alumni include: Amy Grant '74.
Does The Ensworth School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Ensworth School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Ensworth School offer?
The Ensworth School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Ensworth School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is The Ensworth School's ranking?
The Ensworth School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Ensworth School?
The application deadline for The Ensworth School is Jan. 5 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 5 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Ensworth has prepared our children supremely well -- for college and beyond -- by caring for them, challenging them, and cultivating their unique strengths and passions.
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Have had a fantastic experience at Ensworth. Three children at the school, and would highly recommend Ensworth to any family.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,140
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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