At Sumner Academy, students have the ability to grow while pursuing their personal interests through different club offerings and after-school opportunities.
Through our collaborative community of faculty, students, and families, students can feel at home in a culture that emanates a family-feel while embracing opportunities in the arts, academics, athletics, and service learning.
Learn Through Experience
Because of our small size, students and staff members know and appreciate others in the school community. It is the closeness of the community that results in encouragement and the pursuit of excellence for every student.
Sumner Academy traditions such as Field Day, Middle School Plays, the Halloween Parade, the annual Fun Run, and the Fall Bonfire are all events that enable families to come together.
At Sumner Academy, we strive to allow our students to experience a variety of events and trips. From our Middle School adventure studies and our lower school field studies, students are experiencing as much learning outside the classroom as they do in it. Special events and guest speakers are also frequently scheduled.
Because we are a close-knit community, we can support each student on their journey.
Students in middle school can join a club as their last period class. Offerings range from Lego Robotics Team to Cooking Club, students are bound to find something of interest. Middle school students can also join the Sumner Academy Band.
Lower School students have access to summer camps and after-school clubs, such as the First Lego League club.
Clubs and Teams
Grades 5-8: Students will develop skills in engineering and STEM based problem solving while allowing creative play.
Part of First Lego League, students will learn about colloboration, engineering and coding while competing in a series of robot mission games.
Grades K-4: Students will get to explore basic robotics and coding.
Grades 5-8: Students handle all recycling for school, do campus cleanup, service projects and sustainability competitive contests.
For fifty years, elected representatives and officers have been serving the Sumner Academy student body. They sponsor at least one service project a year.
Students will expand their oratory and communication skills while analyzing perspectives on current events.
Sumner Academy’s band is for grades 4th-8th and includes brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
Grades 5-8: Students will learn the basics of food preparation in the culinary arts. Each week, a student chosen recipe is prepared.
Grades 5-8: Every Friday, students compete against each other in a friendly game of flag football.
Allows students to practice composing music on an entry-level digital audio workstation called "GarageBand".
Students will explore local culture, food and customs of Hispanic countries.
Students will explore their creative side while learning more about theater production.
8th Grade Student Podcasts
Sumner Academy scholars recently participated in our longest standing tradition - the annual Science and Social Studies Fair. Students in 8th grade created podcasts to educate others about what makes Tennessee so important, both culturally and historically. Check them out here!
Nashville Soccer Club
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