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Nashville Christian - In Depth

Select from this list or scroll down for more details:
Spiritual Emphasis / Academics - Elementary School / Academics - Middle School /
Academics - High School / LIFE (Learning is for Everyone)iMPACT / Enrichment Programs / Athletic Program / Financial Aid / Work Study

At Nashville Christian School, students, parents, faculty and staff are a family—a spiritual stronghold that guides students to make the right choices inside and outside the classroom. It's this commitment to our students that makes all the difference in what we strive to teach everyday in the halls, the classrooms, on the ball fields, and in every corner of our campus. Visit our campus and learn more about the Nashville Christian School experience.

Our Mission is to demonstrate Christ's love.

Our Vision is to help students pursue and realize their full potential—spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially—while learning to be secure in their relationship with God.


Spiritual Emphasis
Daily Bible classes, chapel, devotional time, prayer, and one-on-one interaction with faithful Christian leaders prepare our students for all aspects of life. Our ultimate goal is to help students realize and pursue their full potential—spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.


Academics
We work hard to provide a high-quality college preparatory education for our students. Qualified, committed teachers—combined with a safe, structured, and carefully managed learning environment— help to ensure that each student has the opportunity to succeed.

Our Elementary School (K-5) curriculum provides both academic structure and creative learning experiences.

  • Modern Curriculum Press Phonics - a basal reading series (that uses literature-based trade books) provides students with a variety of tools to become fluent and comprehensive readers

  • Elementary Drama Classes - incorporates Reader's Theatre activities to enhance reading fluency

  • Wordly Wise - an in-depth study of vocabulary and spelling (corresponds with state standards and national standardized achievement tests)

  • Hands on Math Program—through the Math in Focus Program which is based on the Singapore concept of teaching—incorporates mental math practice, problem solving activities, and reading for comprehension

  • Daily Bible class, weekly chapel, science, fine arts, social studies and technology instruction complete the K-5 curriculum

Our Middle School (6-8) curriculum challenges students in preparation
for high school.

  • Five core subjects - Students study English, math, literature, social studies, and science each year.

  • Science Labs - Teachers use interactive labs to teach concepts in science.

  • Middle School Electives - Students are exposed to drama, music, band, computers, art, Spanish, and study skills.

  • High school Algebra I, Latin I, and Spanish l - 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in a high school level course based on demonstrated proficiency.

  • Athletics - Students can choose from 11 TSSAA sports to explore and further their athletic abilities.

  • Drama - A variety of productions showcase middle school creative talents.

  • Bible - Students are placed in boys' and girls' Bible classes where they develop in their walks as Christians.

Our High School (9-12) curriculum provides a challenging college preparatory path with multiple tracks to graduation.

  • Dual Enrollment - Students may earn college credit through Lipscomb University in English or speech.

  • AP - Calculus, Biology, American History, Physics, and Spanish students may earn college exemptions by passing an AP test in these subjects.

  • Science - Teachers provide hands-on learning opportunities in science classes such as physics and forensics.

  • Small Groups - Teachers and students explore personal relationships with God through fellowship, witnessing and study.

  • Bible - A structured study of the Bible is presented during the four years of high school ranging from the Old Testament to the life of Christ.

  • Art - Nashville Christian has built a first-class Art program where students regularly gain regional recognition.

  • Fine Arts - A quality stage experience, for the actors and the audience, is the focus of a fine arts program that includes a choral group, a rock band, and varied dramatic productions.

All courses are subject to change from semester to semester.


LIFE Program (Learning is for Everyone)

This program is designed to help children with mild to moderate learning differences reach their maximum potential academically, physically, socially, and spiritually. LIFE is available to students K-12 who have diagnosed learning disabilities or medical conditions requiring support services in the classroom setting. Our LIFE instructors partner with parents to determine and develop an individual educational plan that can range from a partial to a full schedule of LIFE classes. Provision of LIFE services is contingent upon student enrollment and teacher availability.


 TECHNOLOGY  Preparing students for a digital world and equipping our instructors and campus to do so, is important. The ability to understand and fully utilize digital tools in a learning environment is an essential skill for college and beyond. Nashville Christian School is wired for the job.

  • A Promethean Board* in every upper school classroom
  • A Promethean Board in every lower school classroom
  • A fully wireless campus - PC and Mac compatible
  • iPad 2s in K-4th grade classrooms for introduction and age-appropriate orientation to technology
  • Laptops, iPad2s, and professional development for faculty and administration
  • iPad 2 for every 6th-12th grade student
  • iPad 2s in K-5th grade classrooms for introduction and age-appropriate orientation to technology
  • Over 150 computers and over 50 network printers
  • Attendance records, grades, and student information available 24 hours a day through the website
  • Two libraries with over 15,000 books, journals, magazines, and audio/visual aids—including computers with access to the Tennessee Electronic Library, Discovery Education, and other resources
  • Exploring Computer Science – a college preparatory introduction to computer science that will focus on human-computer interaction, web design, and programming.

Preparing students for a digital world and equipping our instructors and campus to do so, is not inexpensive. NCS asks families to share in that cost. Click here to learn about our technology fee and the expenses that it covers.

* An interactive whiteboard that integrates multiple modes of presentation—encouraging greater lesson interaction and student participation


Enrichment Programs

Nashville Christian provides many opportunities to enrich the core curriculum. Elementary school students can experience Spanish, art, music, drama, band, and other special interests-and continue those interests through high school. Students are encouraged to enjoy learning, expand their personal interests, and stretch themselves academically through our science, special service projects, and honor societies.

For more detailed information about what Co-Curricular program is available for your student's grade please select the appropriate link below:

Elementary School Enrichments / Middle School Enrichments  /  High School Enrichments


Financial Aid / Student Employment Program

Limited financial aid is available to families with students in grades K-8. The Financial Aid Committee of the Nashville Christian Board of Trustees determines the distribution of funds. Nashville Christian, as a Division I school within the TSSAA*, does not provide scholarships for high school students but does have a Student Employment Program to assist qualifying families. If you would like more information regarding the Student Employment Program, or to request an application, please contact the Business Office.


Athletic Program

Nashville Christian athletic programs provide something for everyone. Participation in a team sport brings a new dimension to a student's formation of life skills.

Nashville Christian TSSAA* sports:  B - Boys / G - Girls
* Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Middle School High School
Baseball - B Baseball - B
Basketball - B,G Basketball - B,G
Cheerleading - G Bowling - B,G
Cross Country - B,G Cheerleading - G
Football - B Football - B
Golf - B,G Golf - B,G
Soccer - G Soccer - B,G
Softball - G Softball - G
Track - B,G Tennis - B,G
Volleyball - G Track - B,G
Wrestling- B Volleyball - G
 Wrestling- B