Why Sumner Academy
Our Mission is to discover and cultivate each child's unique abilities.
Valuing diversity in students and experiences
Nurturing a love of learning and excellence
Cultivating responsibility and engagement
Sumner Academy is a great fit for families seeking a close-knit, nurturing community that will meet the needs of students who could benefit from additional academic challenges.
The greatest strength of any school lies in its faculty. Great teachers do many things, such as maintain high and vigorous academic standards, teach with empathy in a nurturing manner, meet students where they are academically, physically, and socially, and create a rich learning environment in which they can thrive. Our mission is to help discover and cultivate each child’s unique abilities.
Sumner Academy is located on 23 acres in the heart of Gallatin, Tennessee. The campus houses four buildings: William E. Hovenden Student Center, William H. Wemyss Library/Media Center, the Melinda J. Dillehay Lower School building and the Jim and Isa Carroll Field House. Our campus also has two playgrounds, two soccer fields, lush trees and plenty of outdoor space for students.