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In order to be a Cognia accredited private school, our faculty and staff submit themselves to a rigorous program of evaluations and external reviews dedicated to helping continuously improve Nashville Christian School.


Cognia is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States. Their belief: students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly evolving and diverse world and that schools have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.


The Cognia Accreditation Process is dedicated to helping schools continuously improve. Cognia provides a national and international voice to inform and shape educational policy and strengthen learning practices worldwide.

Cognia Standards for Quality Schools

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction

The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commits to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.


Standard 2: Governance and Leadership

The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.


Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning

The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems

The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement

The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

School Improvement Plans for 2020