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Antioch, TN
Students enrolled: 500

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574 Bell Road
Antioch, TN 37013

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(615) 367-0532
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August 20, 2014
This school is on its way back to the top and that makes us very excited! For the past 3-4 years, we have been extremely disappointed with the direction of the school and the turnover in administration. That all ended in 2013 and Ezell is bouncing back in huge ways. There is a "new" president who has been at the school for 30 years (and arguably the school's best teacher for the past 20 of those). We get updates from him and our Middle School principal every week. The president meets with all parents throughout the course of the school year in morning parent meetings. The best part is, he asks us to give them any feedback or questions that we have. I definitely have a voice at Ezell, and that is such an improvement from previous years! My child has teachers that care about her. She gets to attend chapel with her peers and teachers. She loves being a part of "Armstrong House" (the only way I can describe it is that it's a lot like Harry Potter houses-- Griffendor, Hufflepuff, etc.) where she gets to play cross campus games and competitions. We love the atmosphere. We love how much she is learning. We don't love the cost, but it is so worth the sacrifice we make to send her .

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
Absolutely the best school in Nashville. We were initially drawn there because of their academics. We had heard many alumni talk about how easy their college experience was, and we were also pointed to the success of their Quiz Bowl teams - they won the state championship last year and we just saw they won "Quizbusters" by beating USN and Hume-Fogg, both schools known for their elite academics. Ezell's ACT scores are extremely strong. But, what we have loved the most with our two elementary aged children is just how much like a family the school is. A high school student's parent passed away this year, and the support that was shown to this family was just overwhelming. They invite parents to their chapels. We were invited to a "coffee and conversation" with the administration - I think all parents are. I really believe that the school has not only enrolled my children, but they have adopted our family. I just cannot say enough good things about our experience here. Both of our children are reading well above grade level and are constantly being challenged. I would put Ezell's academic program up against anyone's in Nashville.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
Removing my child from this school was the best thing I ever did. You are nothing more than a check in the mail to this school. If you have extenuating circumstances arise- do not count on them to assist in any way. My tuition was a waste of money as when my child transferred to PUBLIC school we found out they were behind in their classes.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
We moved to Nashville in 2012. We wanted a private school that had top-tier academics, athletics that our daughter could one day be a part of, and was affordable. We were attracted to Ensworth and BA, but couldn't afford the high tuition. You need to know that Ezell-Harding is the same caliber school as Ensworth and BA in every area except Sports and Fine Arts, but we only pay $7500 per year to send her there. At a fraction of the cost, we can afford to pay for private music instruction. Seriously, the cost of this school has to be at least $4000 less than what it is worth having our child there. Their website could be a little better, but they have an active facebook page that keeps us updated with events on campus.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
I cannot say enough good things about Ezell-Harding! I have a child there in first grade and a child in their PreK program. Both of them love it and have excelled academically and socially. The teachers are so very caring. I am so glad there is a place like Ezell. Ezell is known for their superior academics- consistently high ACT scores- much higher than the national average, national merit scholars every year etc... I look forward to what my children will do at this school and beyond. If you are thinking about a private Christian school with excellent academics and an affordable tuition, this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
I have nothing but great things to say about this school. My daughter has attended Ezell since the 5th grade. I have found the staff helpful and my child challenged academically. The curriculum is great if your child is planning on attending college. I have been impressed with the education my child has received here compared to other more expensice schoold. I also enjoy knowing that my child can pray after a game with her peers and the small community of students and staff makes for a family atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
My son attended Ezell Harding for 9 years. As he progressed in grades I noticed the teacher involvement became less and less. There was way too much drama in the administration. Teachers leave faster than the kids do at 3:00. If your child is struggling in a subject the teachers don't reach out to you, you have to reach out to them. As a parent I spoke with the Principal and my son's teachers about these concerns. Unfortunately the same thing occurred the following year. Would I recommend Ezell to anyone, NO!!! Lack of engagement by the teachers is a huge problem that either they do not know how to address or simply do not care to address. Either way, I realized after many students left at the end of 2013, their reasons were the same as mine. If I'm paying you to educate my child, please give me something worthwhile that I can say I'm getting my money's worth.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
I am in the 8th grade and have gone to Ezell Harding since Pre- Kindergarten and things are great! The teachers really love God and love their students! I love going to Ezell Harding!

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2013
Ezell is fun. They have great teachers and students. I love ezell. They have excellent sports! They are number one in middle school soccer right now. They beat lipscomb for the first time in 17 years. They have a good golf team also! I love Ezell Harding Christian School!

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2012
Ezell Harding Has gone down in the past few years. The staff only pays attention to certain students and will ignore some of the not-so-popular kids. If I could give less than one star, I would. This school understands education but downplays the value of getting along with others. I went to Ezell for 14 years. I do not want any contact with this school. They need to reevaluate their faculty. Now Ezell is so focused on sports that art and music have been thrown into the dirt. The band went from a great award winning group to a small group of players with a director that didn't care. All lot of faculty members just want to teach the class and be done with it. Only a few others are willing to help students beyond the classroom. The rest just socialize with students. I would not recommend this school to anyone. It is a hot zone of psychological warfare coming from both students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
As we near the end of our fourth year at Ezell Harding, we realize how fortunate we are that our children attend such a wonderful school. Ezell Harding is blessed with strong leadership, excellent teachers and challenging academic programs. Our children are challenged and encouraged to reach their full potential. And as parents we are treated like partners, not outsiders.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
I have worked at Ezell Harding for 21/2 years now, but I have been a parent of students at Ezell longer. Our boys started school at Ezell in kindergarten and they are now freshman in high school. We are very pleased with the academics and the education our sons are receiving at Ezell Harding. I feel that they will be well prepared for college and their future. We love Ezell Harding both as a staff member and a parent!

- submitted by a teacher
March 08, 2012
Ezell-Harding used to be a great school when they actually focused on a Christian Education. Now it is nased on Money and materialism. As a former student, I would not recommend this school. If you want to attend based on pure education, it is worth it; however, if you want to attend a Church of Christ School that is loyal to their staff and students, i would suggest Middle Tennessee Christian.

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2012
I have involved with Ezell since the early 90s and have seen a dramatic improvement in the school in the last few years. The grounds are lovely, the president is at every sporting event, parents are encouraged to be involved and the student body is diverse and very kind. I feel that is a great learning environment with an incredible, attentive and Godly staff.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2012
Ezell Harding has an excellent academic program with an emphasis on Christian development. We are pleased with the growth in leadership which promotes parent involvement, diversity, and open communication. Our child has excelled in academics, socially, spiritually, and in athletics. We pray that the Ezell continues to build our youth both academically and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
Ezell is an amazing school that puts God and academics as priorities in their program. I have children that have been attending since 1997 - one is now an engineer and the other is in law school. With a new principal and emphasis on active PTO involvement, once-neglected areas of technology and community involvement have been dramatically improved.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
The school has great academics for the most part. However, if you have a problem, the administration automatically reduces your complaint to an annoyance and you (the reporter) become the problem. This is particularly true when you have a complaint about a coach/teacher. The school tends to favor those who are members of the Church of Christ as employees. No diversity in the administration, teaching or coaching ranks.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
While no school is perfect, Ezell-Harding Christian School is indeed an excellent school. I am not only a current parent of two (soon to be three) Ezell-Harding students, but my wife and I are both graduates of the school as well. Ezell-Harding prepared both of us well for college, provided us with a warm, nurturing Christian environment, and encouraged us to be life-long learners. We are confident that Ezell-Harding will do the same for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
The Christian word should be taken out ot the name of this school, it's anything but Christian. My daughter went to this school PreK through part of 5th grade she was pushed, ignored, bullied by the other students and this was at the 1st grade level! Each year we would think it would get better it only got worse. The teachers/staff could care less it's all on who you are that they care about. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2011
As a Christian father I sent my son to EHCS hoping for us to bond together. What happened was a nightmare and travesty. I was humiliated by the students to the point of destroying my relationship with my son. Our relationship may never be healed. If you don't think peer pressure is important at that age, think again, it is! I hope ECHS does something to prevent this from happening to some other parent: Like closer supervision of the students by the staff; teaching the students to respect their elders, teaching the students to show compassion to those who are different from themselves. The irony of it all was that the reason for the students degrading me in the first place was all a misunderstanding!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
My son has attended EHCS the last 2 years for K and 1st grade. We are extremely happy with the education, teachers, facilities, and families there. We hopefully have found a school our son can graduate from. Anywhere you go there is going to be issues and complaints. No school is perfect but this school is very well rounded and well priced.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 03, 2010
Great school academically. Our child did quite well on college entrance exams. The cost of tuition is well worth it compared to other private schools in West Nashville, particularly when you think about the academic excellence. The teachers are excellent. The school could benefit from diversity in the teacher ranks. There are no minority teachers in the school. Athletics leaves something to be desired. The school doesn't care about being competitive in male oriented sports. They hire mostly family and friends for athletic coaches.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
My son attended EHCS from K thru 12 and is very proud to be a EHCS 13 year grad. My wife and I are extremely glad that he was able to attend this school. We all love the staff and will always be grateful for the education that he received. They must have done something right because he is now attending the #1 College in the Country, West Point. We would . . . and do . . . always Highly Recommend Ezell-Harding Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
I think EHCS is a great school for both of my children. One is a senior and one is in K. With the things they have taught the oldest she is very prepared for college and is in front of some college freshman. I would not trade it for the world because the alternative is not very good. Thirteen years for the senior and she has learned more than any other school that she would go to. The do not push the Church of Christ on you and they do not (as some people) say punish you for not being the same religion. I transferred out after my 9 years there and looking back now as an adult it was the biggest mistake I ever made.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
I echo the sentiments of many of the other reviews. We felt that EHCS was very cliquish and narrow-minded. if your child excells in any subject and your not part of the cliques your child will be ostracized. The principal and teaching staff are not very helpful. They seem to downplay incidents that warrant neccesary attention. Gone

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 14, 2009
My daughter has been at Ezell from K-5th and I have been extremely happy with the education she is getting there. Regardless of the spiritual background (which she gets from home), I know that my child will definately be ready for college when she graduates. Just look at Ezell's overall ACT scores. There's no better school that compares in tuition costs.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
I completely agree with one of the previous reviewers. The school could greatly benefit from diversity. After all these years, the staff is essentially still all white!

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2008
Our family loved the idea that all three schools were together on one ground. We wanted our children to be stable throughout 12th grade. The elementary school was great! The middle school was a different story. We were verrry disappointed and let down. Many of the teachers were new and the staff were clichish. They did not appear to care our legitimate concerns. We were lied to on several occasions and bullying by certain students was permitted to continue. After heartfelt contemplation, we took our children and dream -- and left!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
We were extremely let down by EHCS and do not wish to encourage anyone who isn't Church of Christ to go there. Teachers in elementary were good, middle school too much of a clique', and high school uncaring. There were a few who were good. After proudly and loudly declaring their love and Christian beliefs, they totally vanished when our child needed them the most. Perfect grades, on time tuition checks, and long hours of parental involvement did not count at all with them. This is a very judgmental school, so be careful. The principal was saying he cared, but never made one single phone call to us ever at a time when he had no clue of what was going on with one of his own student's that he claimed to care about so much.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2006
We sent our child to EHCS for three years before moving from TN. He went to EC, K5 and T1. His grades had always been very good, but I am so glad they had the T1 program available. He simply was not socially ready for first grade. T1 was the best thing we could have done for our son's academic future. He went to first grade at another school and was light years ahead of the rest of his class. We would encourage other parents to send their children to EHCS without any qualms.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
We live close to Ezell Harding and was so pleased to send our child to a christian school. This school was not the fit for our child since they tried to place our child in transition 1 even though they stated child was academically ready for 1st gade not socially ready. Ezell Harding would benefit from diversity training.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2006
I'm a grad and parent. Great school, great teachers. We aren't Church of Christ and my children are not discriminated against. In High School, some teachers do push their religious views on the students which is worrisome. As a grad, I was well prepared for college and was able to test out of several college classes to get my degree faster. The Elementary faculty is extremely good with an outstanding principal. Middle School is good, but has room for improvement. The Board of Directors needs to hire teachers based on education, not religion. The school needs more choices in the Fine Arts. Overall, great track record for building charachter and college prep.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
My daughter has just finished Kindergarten at Ezell and is reading extremely well, completing math problems with ease and knows all the books of the Bible. She was pushed hard academically and loved every minute of it. Computer classes, music classes, dramatics, and lots of field trips provided a great start to her education. The principal, administrative staff and teachers communicated well and kept us very involved in classroom activities. We look forward to first grade and highly recommend this school based on the experience of our first year.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2004
We have two children at EHCS, a 5th grader and a 7th grader. We are very pleased with their academic progress. Also, we appreciate the school's emphasis on character development. I totally disagree with the previous comments about indoctrination. We are not Church of Christ and have never felt that to be an issue with the staff. We have been extremely pleased with the wonderful biblical principles and scriptures the children have learned and shared with us. The school is challenging and well rounded. The teachers we have encountered are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2004
We live close to Ezell and decided to send our child there for kindergarten. Academically, I feel that it is a great school. However, I would only send my child there if you are Church of Christ. Don't believe that they 'don't teach doctrine.' My child came home worried about going to hell, which is unnecessary for a five year old. They are drilled about church attendance, and are discriminated against if they are not Church of Christ. Much of it had to do with the teacher, however, it seems to permeate the school at all grade levels. We didn't return. It is well worth the extra money to go to a better private school. Beware of sending your child to kindergarten unless they are six years old, or the school will say they need 'more maturing' and send them to a transitional first grade (extra year of school!)

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
When we put our son here we were hoping for a more individualized experience which he did not receive this past school year. Discipline in the middle school is inconsistent and directly relates to the experience level of the teacher. Athletics seem to have heightened priority and the athletes are given preferential treatment, even at the middle school level. Apart from that, we have paid private school fees for an experience that is not dissimilar from public school. We will not be back.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
I am not a parent; I actually attended Ezell-Harding. It is a good school that challenges you to meet the requirements expected of you. I am truly glad that I attended this school because college has been a breeze-especially math and english. There are also a lot of extracurricular activites. I think this is a very well rounded school, and the president of the school is awesome.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2003
Very strong curriculum, for the most part excellent teahers. Certainly a fine school for college preparation. May overemphasize organized sports by allowing advantages to those involved without concomittant organized intellectual pursuits. Needs much improved art area. Rules regarding discipline and dress code seem to vary with the teacher and year. Particularly troublesome is a current move to discontinue supervised aftercare for older children, one of the schools original strong calling cards for working parents.

- submitted by a parent

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Ezell-Harding Christian School
574 Bell Road, Antioch, TN  37013
(615) 367-0532
Last modified Ezell-Harding Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Ezell-Harding Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top