Sumner Academy provides a safe, nurturing, loving environment for every student and family.Mrs. Sharp, 1st Grade Teacher
WHY PRE-K through 8TH
A community of teachers, advisors, and mentors who will be with your child from Pre-K through 8th grade, discovering and cultivating each child's unique abilities in a safe, dynamic environment.
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Educating Independent Thinkers Since 1973
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Sumner Academy's unique approach balances academic vigor with developmental needs of children, leading to well-rounded, exceptionally-prepared alumni.
Why Sumner Academy?
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From Here to Anywhere
Students from Sumner Academy are well positioned to attend any high school of their choosing. With an equal emphasis on academics and character, students graduate with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful wherever they go!
Why You Should Be A Hawk!
At Sumner Academy, I love that we get to eat outside with our friends.
Kaylan S, 5th Grade
One thing I like about being a Hawk is the great field trips that we get to go on. My favorite one is when we went to the Barrier Islands.
Braden S, 8th Grade
My favorite thing about Sumner Academy is the people. It wouldn't be SA without all the wonderful teachers and students that are at this school.
Natalie F, 6th Grade
My favorite things about Sumner Academy are the amazing teachers, that the classes are only 45 minutes long, and we get dessert every day in the cafetorium.
Abby W, 8th Grade
Something I love about Sumner Academy is that our teachers care about our well-being.
James W, 6th Grade
One of my favorite things about Sumner Academy is that we have a lot of hands on learning, like doing projects in the IDEA HUB.
Savannah B, 6th Grader
Our inspiring Adventure Education trips -- lessons and memories for a lifetime!
Ms. Wright, Business Support Coordinator
By the Numbers
The number of High Schools our students attend across Middle Tennessee and out-of-state upon graduation.
The average number of years our teachers have been in the classroom.
Our typical student-teacher ratio.
Percentage of faculty who have at least one advanced degree.
Average student diversity, which is similar to the average for Tennessee independent schools.
Students travel to school from 15 different zip codes.
What's Happening on Campus
Both the Girls and Boys Varsity basketball teams competed in the Championship games on February 21st!
Sumner Academy was recently awarded a TVA grant in collaboration with TSIN to build a new monarch waystation on campus!
Congratulations to the Sumner Academy robotics team in participating in their first tournament!
Congratulations to Chan Gammill, who has served as our interim head of school since the summer, for being named the Head of School for Sumner Academy!
The annual Sumner Academy Auction was a big hit!
Auction invitations are hot off the press and have been mailed home!
Our annual Grandparent's Day was a big hit this year!
Student-athletes wrapped up another successful cross country season. Many personal bests were had this year! Go Hawks!
Check out the Weekly Hawk's Nest and the monthly Hub Happenings!