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Currey Ingram Academy

Private | K-12 | 300 students

We are best known for offering individualized learning plans for every student.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $371,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,090.

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Posted February 6, 2014

I have a daughter at Currey Ingram. She has attended for 6 years and we have loved every minute! The education is customized to highlight her strengths and use those strengths to conquer her challenges. I know that she would not be where she is today without CIA. It's amazing what they are able to achieve at Currey Ingram.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Currey Ingram is excellent in everything they do. Every moment your child is at school is intentional. Just recently at my child's IEP meeting the team discussed how they were working with him to learn to tell and understand jokes! This is such a valuable social skill and I have never been in a school that cares about the "little" things, like understanding humor as well as the "big" things, like reading comprehension! I consider it a blessing to be able to send my child here. I do wish there was more endowments/financial aide so it wasn't so expensive or that others in the community could access. I don't blame CIA for the cost but just wish it could be different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

We will soon begin our sixth year at this school, and my children continue to be motivated, engaged and instructed by professional and caring faculty that use strategies that are specific to each their needs and interests. Additionally, my children don't need hours of tutoring each week like many students at other private schools in the area because my children are actually learning in the classroom. The smaller class size makes a huge difference in how much "instruction and learning time" each child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

My daughter attends CIA and loves the school. She has made many new friends. The classes are small and she gets all the attention she needs to assist her with her social challenges. Academically, a public school could not compare to the depth of testing and intervention a child gets if they need it. My daughter's teachers are fabulous. The speech therapists are amazing. Everything is like a dream for the parent of any child, whether a child with autism, like mine, or whether a child has no academic challenges!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

The school is a constant disappointment. Some of the teachers are very mean and grumpy, but not always. It is obvious that the payment going towards the food is largely taken and put into profits for the school. The grades that students recieve are only because of an extremely non challenging curriculum because the teachers do not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

Currey Ingram was worth the move from Seattle! A Beautiful school , patient and truly caring teachers and staff, extremely well educated yet not stuffy. The curriculum is completely tailored to our children and fine tuned to their learning styles. They feel very understood by everyone. I know I would have loved a school like this when I was young!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I can't say enough about Currey Ingram. I NEVER thought my daughter would be able to go to school without an aide, but she's been at CIA since Kindergarten and is not only going to school without an aide but THRIVING. Fantastic environment. Everyone who works here goes well out of their way to make sure your child has everything they need. I cannot imagine what our lives would be like without Currey Ingram, but I do know it would be a lot harder. My daughter feels supported, loved, and encouraged here. We're here for good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

This is a fantastic school with tremendous support for parents. In addition to creating a wonderful environment for classroom learning, there are a tremendous amount of after school activities like nothing I have ever seen at any other private school. CIA is a true blessing for children with learning difficulties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Our two children, now in 6th and 8th grade, have been at Currey Ingram Academy since they were in Kindergarten and First Grade, respectively. This is an outstanding school that looks at the whole child -- academically, socially and physically -- and creates an individualized learning plan to help them achieve their goals and attain success. Class sizes are kept small in order to maintain that individualized instruction, there are numerous enrichment and extracurricular activities, and the teachers are outstanding. We can't rate this school high enough, and we are grateful every day for how Currey Ingram has helped our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Currey Ingram Academy has the most qualified and loving faculty and staff that offer individualized education, based on the ability level and strengths and weaknesses of each of their students. The small class sizes offered my daughter the opportunity to work to her true potential level in all of her classes, to build confidence, and to feel supported and cared for. They have a huge range of enrichment opportunities in the arts, technology and sports, starting in kindergarten through student's senior year. What a wonderful thing as a parent to see your child excited about school, proud and happy with themselves, and achieving to their true potentail. I can't rate it high enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

This school is one of the best schools in the entire country. It has absolutely changed the life of our son and our life as a family. The faculty and staff are some of the most dedicated, talented, and inspiring people we have ever met. Although the tuition is high, it is worth every penny and then some. Our son is blossoming into the child we knew he could be thanks to this amazing school. I literally cannot rate it high enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

I can't really "rate" this school because it depends on the child. Ours needed a little support because of dyslexia, but we felt 3 years was enough. Pros - children learn to accept others as they are, no tolerance for teasing or bullying, accessible teachers Cons - there *really* are a lot of students with behavioral and emotional issues, they should cut the prizes as that seems ridiculous in this environment, too much focus on the children of donors/potential donors, there are too many spoiled, rich kids whose parents can afford CIA-- I ended up being concerned about the peer group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Was not a good school. Did not learn a thing there. I highly suggest you do not send your child here. I did not have a good education there. I suggest you should send your student to a public school. I'm doing so much better at a public school and i'm learning a lot more at a public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Small classes, caring personal attention to the needs of different learners. No child falls through the cracks here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

The staff is highly trained in the most sought after methods of communication and learning techniques. The small student to teacher ratio ensures that each child has more one-on-one time with the teacher. The Currey Ingram community is always warm and friendly. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Our child has attended since 6th grade and the middle school was great. The high school experience was a complete disaster and not worth the extremely high tuition. They might have a shinny new High School building but they somehow forgot the original mission. Because we believed in the school we took a second mortgage on our home to pay the 30,000.00 a year tuition. Now we are left with a huge amount of debt and our child is back in public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Currey Ingram is not a school for behavior problem stendents or emotional stunted students. It is a wonderful college prep school for children who learn differently. My child has been there since 3rd grade and is a senior this year. I don't know what we had done without the option to go to CIA. The well qualified teachers have made a big different in my child's life. True, it is very expensive. It is more expensive than most boarding schools but who can put a price on the best education your child could ever have. Because of CIA, my child will be more than prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

This is a great school if your child has learning or behavioral issues. They cater to kids that are emotionally stunted and try their best to help them integrate into society. Our experience has been excellent, but it is also a very expensive school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Currey is the best school our son has ever attended. He only had 9 children in his classroom and I love the way they gear the cirriculum each child's strenths and weaknesses. Our son who has an IEP in reading has learned so much more in just this one year than he has in the previous years combined. There is so much individual attention and our son didn't feel any pressure. Currey is also the safest school environment I have ever seen. Character enrichment is also a main focus at this school. It really doesn't get any better than Currey! What a fantastic school experience!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 69%
Black 3% 25%
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public
Private
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 6% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 94% (2012)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kathleen G. Rayburn, Head of School
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Vanderbilt University
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • on-campus equine options
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • on-campus equine options

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • More than 30 clubs, ages vary
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Help at athletic events
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
More from this school
  • Currey Ingram Academy is located on 83 acres south of Nashville, Tenn. Families have moved from 31 states and seven countries, citing the school as a major reason for their move to the area. CIA offers individualized learning plans for every student, speech-language supports (as needed), and evidence-based instruction with a small student-teacher ratio. Students in grades K-12 also enjoy a robust host of arts, athletics and extracurriculars on their journey to reaching their fullest potential.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically come from these schools
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Private

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$30000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 6%
4 year college - 94%
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6544 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Phone: (615) 507-3242

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