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Quick Facts about Nashville Christian

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Accreditation and Memberships / Enrollment / Faculty / Spiritual / Academics / Fine Arts / Athletics / Technology

 

CAMPUS LOCATION AND PHONE NUMBERS

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

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

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.

MISSION AND VISION

  • 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.

ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIPS

  • 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
ENROLLMENT
  • Early childhood: 220 children (6 weeks through PreK)
  • K-12: 400 students enrolled
  • 2013 Class: 36 students
FACULTY
  • 64 faculty and staff members K-12
  • 62% of the HS faculty holds advanced degrees
  • 1:10 - teacher/student ratio
SPIRITUAL
  • 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
  • Homiletics and Church Leadership Electives offered
  • Student-led Devotionals in High School
  • Weekly Small-Groups in High School
  • Local outreach and international mission trip opportunities.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
  • 2014 graduates achieved 100% College Acceptance
  • 2014 graduates received $3.2 Million Dollars Awarded Scholarships for an Average of $76,000 per Student
  • 2014 graduates were acceptance to 49 Colleges in 13 States
  • The Class Average for ACT was 23
  • The Scholars Average was 28
  • 89% of college-bound graduates received merit scholarships

ACADEMIC PROFILE

  • 64 high school courses offered in nine disciplines that include Seven L.I.F.E. courses (Learning is for Everyone: a program with research based curriculum for those with learning differences)
  • 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. 
FINE ARTS
  • 34 Fine Arts courses offered in Drama, Music, and Visual Arts
  • Middle School and High School Thespian Troupe
  • 14 Annual productions/showcases
  • International Thespian Society Honors Program
  • Students consistently 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
  • Over $100,000 in scholarships awarded to visual art students
  • NCS students have won Regional Emmy Awards, appeared on network television shows, received recording contracts, and worked on major motion pictures
ATHLETICS
  • 2014 Boys Basketball District Champs
  • 2013 Girls Basketball District Champs
  • Advanced to the semifinal state football playoffs in 2013 and 2012
  • 2012 TSSAA State Champion (in all classifications) in Boys Track & Field for the 110 Meter Hurdles
  • 2011 District and Regional Girls Volleyball Champions
  • Multiple GNAC Basketball Tourney Championships (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 volleyball
  • 35 athletic teams
  • Two gyms, four playing fields, a practice field, and a weight room
  • On-site athletic trainer

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