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  • 7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville, TN 37221-1210
  • Telephone for Grades K-12: 615-356-5600
  • Telephone for Pre-Kindergarten: 615-356-5605


Nashville Christian School (NCS) opened its doors in 1971 to 266 students—grades 1 though 7. Today NCS is a PreK-12th grade college-preparatory school that offers challenging academics from a Christian perspective. For more than 40 years, thousands of West Nashville families have partnered with our faculty and staff to form a community—a spiritual stronghold that guides students to make the right choices inside and outside the classroom.


  • Our Mission is to demonstrate Christ’s love.
  • Our Vision is to help students realize and pursue their full potential—spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially—while learning to be secure in their relationship with God.


  • AdvancedED
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • Independent Schools of the Nashville Area
  • Nashville Fellowship of Christian School Administrators
  • Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Early childhood: 220 children (6 weeks through PreK)
  • K-12: 400 students enrolled
  • 2013 Class: 36 students
  • 64 faculty and staff members K-12
  • 62% of the HS faculty holds advanced degrees
  • 1:10 - teacher/student ratio
  • Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel, and service projects in lower school
  • Credited Bible classes, weekly chapel, and service projects (15 hours per year) in high school
  • Local and international outreach and mission trip opportunities, including: Canned Food Drives, Room in the Inn, YES-Youth Encouragement Services, and City of Children Orphanage Mission Trip in Ensanada, Mexico. 
  • 2013 graduates received over $1,600,000 in college scholarships
  • 100% college placement in the Class of 2012’s college and scholars diploma tracts
  • 100% acceptance rate for NCS students applying to a 4-year college or university
  • 86% of college-bound graduates received merit scholarships


  • 64 high school courses offered in nine disciplines (includes 7 L.I.F.E. courses)
  • 15 college-level credits available through a dual-enrollment partnership with Lipscomb University
  • Five AP courses offered in Calculus, Biology, American History, Physics, and Spanish.
  • Three Diploma Tracks: Scholars, Honors, and College Entrance
  • Honors and Scholars Diplomas awarded to students who pursue more rigorous programs of study
  • College preparatory counseling provided for each college-bound high school student
  • NCS student yearbook staff recognized with the Gallery of Excellence Award from Walsworth Publishing Company for design and production—and superior ratings from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and the Tennessee High School Press Association
  • L.I.F.E. (Learning is for Everyone) – a program, with research based curriculum, for those with learning differences. 
  • Nine Fine Arts courses offered
  • As many as 12 Annual productions / showcases
  • Students represent NCS in the Middle Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, the Scholastic Art Show at Cheekwood, the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Tennessee Art League, and the Renaissance Center Exhibit
  • NCS students recognized: winning Regional Emmy awards, appearing on network television shows, receiving recording contracts, and working on major motion pictures
  • NCS music students support major community functions through performances: the annual Heart Walk, the Mayor's Youth Awards, the State Playoffs, and more
  • 2012 TSSAA State Champion (in all classifications) in Boys Track & Field for the 110 Meter Hurdles.
  • 2011 District and Regional Girls Volleyball Champions
  • Advance to the 2nd round of State Football Playoffs in 2010 and 2011
  • Multiple GNAC Basketball Tournament Championships — both girls and boys
  • NCS athletes awarded the William P. Lawrence Award in football and the Moss Oliver Award in basketball
  •  Many NCS students awarded scholarships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, track,
    and volleyballe
  • 35 athletic teams
  • 2 gyms, 4 playing fields, a practice field, and a weight room
  • On-site athletic trainer

TECHNOLOGY  /  iMPACT (informed Minds Pursuing Academics through Computers and Technology.)

  • A Promethean Board* in every upper school classroom
  • A Promethean Board in every lower school
    class roomse
  • A fully wireless campus - PC and Mac compatible
  • iPad2s in K-4th grade classrooms for introduction and age-appropriate orientation to technology
  • Laptops, iPad2s, and professional development for faculty and administration
  • IPad2 for every 6th–12th grade student
  • Laptops used in conjunction with iPad2 (Grades 6–12)
  • Over one hundred and fifty computers and over fifty network printers
  • Attendance records, grades, and other information available twenty-four hours a day through the NCS website
  • Two libraries with over 15,000 books, journals, magazines, and audio/visual aids—including forty-six student computers with access to the Tennessee Electronic Library, Discovery Education, and other resources

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