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University School Of Nashville Photo #1 - USN is a K-12, independent, all-gender, nonsectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor toPeabody Demonstration School. The Edgehill Campus in midtown is home to academic buildings, some 1,080students, and more than 200 faculty and staff.
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University School Of Nashville Photo #1 - USN is a K-12, independent, all-gender, nonsectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor toPeabody Demonstration School. The Edgehill Campus in midtown is home to academic buildings, some 1,080students, and more than 200 faculty and staff.
USN is a K-12, independent, all-gender, nonsectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School.
The Edgehill Campus in midtown is home to academic buildings, some 1,080 students, and more than 200 faculty; athletic playing fields, an eight-lane track, eight tennis courts, and a wetland site for science research are located at the 80-acre River Campus in North Nashville.
In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student`s intellectual, artistic and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,081 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

University School Of Nashville ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1915
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,081 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
University School Of Nashville Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
133 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Average SAT score
1400
Average ACT score
31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Lower School: $23,561 Middle School: $26,836 High School: $29,239
Summer Program Cost Notes
USN Summer Camps range from $175 to 400 per week depending on the type of camp and whether its meets for half-day or full-day.
% on Financial Aid
22%
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Juliet Douglas
Admissions Associate
Scott Collins
Endowment Size
$33.5 million

Sports

School Notes

  • University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic tapestry of Greater Nashville, USN fosters each student`s intellectual, artistic and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence. The school seeks to provide an educational experience which facilitates intellectual, aesthetic, social, emotional, and physical growth of students, who are regarded as individuals and are encouraged and expected to exercise an increasingly large measure of initiative and self-discipline as they mature.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of University School Of Nashville?

The acceptance rate of University School Of Nashville is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. University School Of Nashville's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.

Does University School Of Nashville offer a summer program?

Yes, University School Of Nashville offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does University School Of Nashville offer?

University School Of Nashville offers 21 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. University School Of Nashville is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.

What is University School Of Nashville's ranking?

University School Of Nashville ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for University School Of Nashville?

The application deadline for University School Of Nashville is Dec. 10 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 10 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I recommend this school solely based on professionals that I know who have graduated. They are well-spoken, highly intelligent, and top members of the community.
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5  
I started here in the third grade and graduated high school. It is a wonderful school full of high-level students. It is a quality school full of friendly students.
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5  
Both of my children attended USN for high school. They came from a private K-8 in Nashville. They came to a welcoming community of students and top notch educators. Our family felt fortunate that our children went there. Both had full educational experiences with great extra-curricular opportunities.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,081 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nashville, TN is $16,200 for elementary schools and $20,411 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nashville, TN is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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