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WHY PRE-K through 8TH
IS BETTER.

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.

Explore what makes Sumner Academy your child's best option.

Educating Independent Thinkers Since 1973

Admissions

 

What does is take for your student to join Sumner Academy? Click to learn more about our admissions requirements and process.

Academics

Sumner Academy's unique approach balances academic vigor with developmental needs of children, leading to well-rounded, exceptionally-prepared alumni. 

Why Sumner Academy?

Want to know why families choose Sumner Academy? Explore what makes our school special. 

Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk

Find Out Why

Discover

Discover

Learning that happens in and out of the classroom

Ignite

Ignite

Opportunities that ignite passionate learning

Experienced

Experienced

TEACHING STAFF WITH AN AVERAGE OF 19 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Community

Community

Learning communities that foster relationships

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!

Sumner Academy provides a safe, nurturing, loving environment for every student and family.
Mrs. Sharp, 1st Grade Teacher
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

Fun in the leaves

By the Numbers

22

The number of High Schools our students attend across Middle Tennessee and out-of-state upon graduation.

19

The average number of years our teachers have been in the classroom.

13:1

Our typical student-teacher ratio.

36%

Percentage of faculty who have at least one advanced degree.

16%

Average student diversity, which is similar to the average for Tennessee independent schools.

15

Students travel to school from 15 different zip codes. 

What's Happening on Campus

Cross Country Meet
The Hermitage
5th and 6th Grade Field Trip
all day
End of First Nine Weeks - 11:30 Dismissal (No After school)
Grandparents Day
all day
Sumner Academy
Grandparents' Day
Family Drop-In

The Sumner Academy annual family drop-in is a traditional day for families and students to come on campus before the official start of school. Students love seeing their friends, their teachers, and of course, eating shaved ice!

Read More about Family Drop-In