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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.

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

Educating Independent Thinkers Since 1973



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


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

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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!

Mrs. Sharp, 1st Grade Teacher
Sumner Academy provides a safe, nurturing, loving environment for every student and family.
Mrs. Sharp, 1st Grade Teacher
Kaylan S, 5th Grade
At Sumner Academy, I love that we get to eat outside with our friends.

Kaylan S, 5th Grade

Braden S, 8th 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

Natalie F, 6th 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

Abby W, 8th 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

James W, 6th Grade
Something I love about Sumner Academy is that our teachers care about our well-being.

James W, 6th Grade

Savannah B, 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

Ms. Wright, Business Support Coordinator
Our inspiring Adventure Education trips -- lessons and memories for a lifetime!

Ms. Wright, Business Support Coordinator

Fun in the leaves

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

Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
8th Grade Field Trip
LCII Field Trip
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

Community Newsletters

Check out the Weekly Hawk's Nest and the monthly Hub Happenings!

Click HERE to see past communications