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PK-12
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Clarksville, TN
 

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710 N 2nd St
Clarksville, TN 37040

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(931) 647-6311
(931) 906-0610
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January 22, 2015
So glad we enrolled our child here! CA has been a perfect fit, and we were welcomed with open arms. School work is challenging and our child has made friends quickly. We made an effort to contribute to the school by volunteering and were quickly and enthusiastically accepted by other families, and appreciated by the staff and admin. The atmosphere is not been "cliquish" to our family, but like most things, you get out of it what you put in to it. I suspect those who stand back and watch others feel less accepted than those who put forth the effort to get to know people and help out. Great school for us!

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January 20, 2015
Our kids have been at this school for several years. In my opinion, they have grown academically and are challenged in their classes. Our kids enjoy the open campus environment and don't feel so restricted with so many rules that often plagues public schools. At no point have we, including our kids, felt that we don't "fit" due to our social or financial status. Any issues that have come up have been resolved by the teacher....quickly!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
This is a fabulous school! I have two children enrolled here and we have had nothing but a great experience. If there is ever a problem I go directly to the teacher or administrator and a decision is reached on what is best for my child. My children have thrived in this environment and are taught the ability to think for themselves and how to really problem solve. I disagree with another reviewer that new comers aren't welcome. This is one of the most welcoming environments my children have ever been in. Teachers, staff, students, etc all go out of their way to help my children feel like a part of this big family. Everyone should come see this school for themselves.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
CA has been a blessing in our life. Our children have thrived in this environment. We looked for several qualities that CA offered small classrooms, progressive with up to date technology. When compared to Nashville costs CA provided the same benefits for a fraction of the cost. I have been amazed how the school has evolved during our time there. Nothing is perfect but it is very good. Our children have nice friends and their testing scores have proved the school. Thanks CA for all you do.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2015
I also recommend for newcomers to read about the bulling that takes place at this school. My child was there for a short period of time due to him being constantly bullied by his peers. We brought this up several times to the administrators and a couple of teachers, nothing was ever done about it. I understand this is supposed to be the best school in Clarksville, but please do not send your child there unless you have a LOT of money and a high social status in this town.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2014
If you didn't start out at this school, there is definitely a difference in how you are treated and especially treated by the kids. There is also a difference depending on your "wealth" of your family in how situations are addressed. I do not see a big difference academically at the grade school level. Save your money! Even though we took many opinions before we decided to go here and realizing all experiences differ, I thought it was particularly telling that I later learned that a teacher at the school held their boy back a grade just to get him away from a certain group of boys that are currently in the 4th grade I believe. The school always talks a good game, but doesn't always follow through on things they should be addressing. Sometimes it is who you are at this school. Sadly, we're not anymore crazy about the public school experience in the area. Our stay here is only temporary because of the military, but maybe you all will have different experiences.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2014
I love CA! I have two children that graduated from Clarksville Academy and they excelled in that environment. They were by no means perfect students. When discipline was need, discipline was handed out. I am not a parent that believes their child is perfect, so I was grateful for the structure given. My husband and I had conferences regarding our children and our concerns and opinions were always heard. Parent involvement was always welcome and the principal had an open door policy. My husband and I were not born and raised in Clarksville, the military brought us here, but My children were never made to feel like they were outsiders or didn't belong because their parents and grandparents were not CA alumni. I am sure that private education isn't for everyone and that public education is great for some, but CA was a great fit for our family!

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2014
I am so disappointed to read some of the reviews on this school. I have two children at this school and another one that will start Pre-K as soon as they are old enough. Sure, a child can get a good education in the public school system, but our family values discipline, individualized student learning, safety, and character education also. My children have been challenged academically and have exceeded every expectation we have had for their education. I have read parents reviews that the school isn't worldly-enough...not sure exactly what that means but I do know that I want my children to stay children! Maybe private education isn't for everyone, but there's no place else I would rather send my children!! I am proud of CA and what they are doing for my children.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2014
Please read the reviews that discuss bullying. It is rampant at this school and nothing is done about it. My child suffered a broken bone on field trip caused by a bully but I did not find out about it until he returned home. The other child was not disciplined. Our child went to the administration on numerous occasions for help but they did nothing. If a child is from a "Clarksville" family they can do no wrong and teachers will protect them. The school does not offer an education any better than the local public schools. I've known numerous children who moved to local public schools and are much happier and challenged more than they were at CA. Children who go on to college from CA often struggle as they are actually forced to do work on their own. The school is only helpful for those who wish to stay in Clarksville as there is an almost incestuous relationship where having graduated from CA gives you an "in" with the local community. Again, I would point to the NUMEROUS reviews on this website that mention bullying. It is obviously an issue at CA that the administration chooses to ignore.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2014
Clarksville Academy suffers from poor leadership from the top down. Classes are often unsupervised and students may go days at a time doing nothing but dressing up for different school sponsored days: twin day, character day, blue day, etc. The school is a joke. Think twice before subjecting your child to a school where the tuition is high and the instructor's education level low.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2014
Very disappointed with this school. I advise all new parents to be aware that being the new kid at this school is not easy. It is a school where generations have come in, not only the children, but parent and grand parents all know each other. Your child will feel out of place and will suffer. Bulling takes place, nothing is ever done about it. Both my husband and I were very active and volunteers at the school. However, when we decided to take our child away, they threatened us with fulfilling the financial part of the contract. Very unacceptable, specially for a school. If your child is not happy and has been bullied at the school, there should be no questions.

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2014
I am terribly disappointed. The curricula appears to be several weeks behind the public school, the offerings are extremely limited, and the administrators have been less than mediocre (in our opinion). I wish I could go back in time and put my child in public school. Even my child wishes the same. Every year, it becomes more and more mediocre to us; less and less worth the money. We are hearing the same from other parents as well. I wish I had an undo button on this decision.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Clarksville Academy is a wonderful and caring school for our children. We are so pleased with the knowledge our children receive and the caring environment in which we leave them every day.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
My family moved to Clarksville almost two years ago. Although we didn't know anyone, we immediately found a home at Clarksville Academy. The teachers truly care about the children and go above and beyond to make sure each child reaches their true potential. The teachers are always in contact with the parents and encourage parent participation. A wonderful education at a wonderful school - we love Clarksville Academy!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
We've had a wonderful experience at Clarksville Academy. CA follows a strong curriculum which provides challenging material to prepare students for college and beyond. I especially like the integration of technology and Challenge Based Learning focus which helps students learn problem-solving and responsibility for the real world, as well as the welcoming "family" atmosphere with the CA teachers, parents, and students.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
My children went to Clarksville Academy because we didn't have a variety of choices in Clarksville. Now that we are not longer living in Clarksville I realize how behind CA was in their curriculum and professional development with their teachers. This school will not prepare your children for the real world. It was NOT work the money.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2014
How I wish Clarksville Academy had been around when I was going to school. This is an excellent school for parents who want their children to learn and grow in this community. The Clarksville public school system was adequate when I was going to school but after attending some of the public schools lately, it's almost terrifying to see the lack of respect the students have for their teachers, their peers and their community. How can they expect to learn in such an environment? While visiting Clarksville Academy you can see the students have a truly involved teaching staff and director. Not only are they being given a top-notch education but these students are learning in a terrific and nurturing environment. Kudos to Head of Schools Kay Drew. Under her leadership these students in her charge will become the next leaders of our community.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2014
I take my children's future & education very seriously & so has every teacher that has ever taught my two boys at CA. I love the extra attention in subjects that my children love. The iPad mini's for learning, daily PE & the combination focus of learning, being active & volunteering really makes a parent know their child is growing up in an awesome environment. From the homemade school lunch menu to Veteran's Day programs this is an amazing place for a child to go.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2014
I am so proud I decided to send my children to this school. The amazing supportive coaches, staff & leaders go above and beyond, and have years of experience that show daily in everything they do. The teachers all truly understand what each child needs, teaching beyond the books to include learning honor & respect for others, as well as the community. It's worth every penny to know my children are in such an awesome environment that is preparing them for life. It's like one big family that looks out for one another & shares a common goal of higher expectations & standards. Recently being named an Apple Distinguished School is proof that the academic focus combined with technology, leadership & the arts is a great foundation & beautiful place to send your child.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2013
This school is based on your socioeconomic status and nothing else. Bullying starts at a very YOUNG age and nothing is done to stop it. Administration doesn't step on toes to correct the problem because it might interfere with the next big donation. My youngest child has been pressured into drinking already by 3rd graders! The mind boggling thing is, the kids doing it ALL have parents that work at the school. Blows me away what these kids get away with. The football games, the young kids (same group of 3-5th) graders that their parents work or put money into school, have a game called "beat up" where they find a kid on playground and kick and beat them up until they get away. So sad! Many of these kids need manners taught to them but have no one at home to teach them. Education is better than public but it's a toss up if you want to deal with the rest of the stuff that goes on.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2013
Clarksville academy is AMAZING I'm in 6th grade the school is wonderful I've been in Clarksville Academy since kindergarten it was an amazing expierece! GO COUGARS!

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2013
Clarksville Academy is a country club for rich kids. There are little consequences to any poor behavior, pretty much your kid will get away with anything if he/she has money. Not talking about bribes, but popularity and seniority is based on how rich you are. It is not even college prep, the only thing that resembles a college prep type school would be the atmosphere.. There is a lot of freedom. The work load is not college prepratory at all. It will however look good on an application to a college or internship but only because it is a private school. So if you are wanting how it looks rather than what you child actually learns, then by all means enroll them. There are man great teachers at CA, but the work load is not like it would be at college. The only reason I am giving CA 2 stars is because of half of the staff. There are always two sides, good and bad. Half the staff are money lovers and the other half are genuinely good people.

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2012
I am a Military wife & My child goes to CA. I am most certainly not the richest person in the school. I work very hard @ 2 jobs to have my child attend CA. I can honestly say I have never felt or experienced any Class-ism at CA, There are some Local cliques but they do not exclude the "outsider family's", I would say they make as much effort to include my family as I do to join in school events. My child was not challenged in some areas of the Curriculum so I spoke with her teacher and she was given advance work. I do not feel it is CA's responsibility to prepare my child for life outside Clarksville. I believe it is mine, I do so by taking her on trips around the country & world, exposing her to as many different cultures as possible. When My husbands Block leave does not line up with the schools Calender vacations CA has been fantastic about letting us have time as a family, with the condition that my child grades stay consistently High. I am not sure what is said in teachers homes, but I am sure that kids repeat what is said at home in any school or environment. I like CA, I am not saying it is perfect, but it is way better then the school in our area.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2011
My oldest son has attended CA since Kindergarten (now in 9th grade) and my youngest son is now in second grade. They love the teachers, atmosphere, and the environment. I have been teaching here for 2 years (previously taught in Montgomery Co. for 17 years) and love the student/teacher ratio and the family atmosphere. My wife tried to teach here for several years but a teaching position would never open. Teacher turnover here is very low. Probably less than 10%. CA is a college prep school that holds these students to very high standards. Top programs offered are: music, choir, key club, broadcasting,FCA, and a variety of sports for every student to excel(just to name a few). As a football coach here for the past two years, I have found that parent and administration support is second to none. This school is a great place for any student or student/athlete to reach their full potential.

- submitted by a teacher

November 27, 2011
I taught at CA for several years and my children attended the school as well. We stayed because there are not many private school choices in Clarksville and in the beginning CA felt like a good choice. Unfortunately it was a huge mistake for our family. While the school has a caring group of teachers it lacks largely in administrative leadership. The most pronounced issue for us was The Head of School. Sadly she's a business woman first with the education of her lower school students taking a distant second. There is also a very high turnover rate for the teachers at Clarksville Academy which is a huge red flag, which again, is due to the LACK of leadership. Ask around before considering this school and be wary of who you consult. Many of the students have parents that graduated from CA so their loyalties run deep. There are much better schools available in the area with stronger staff development (ours was insufficient) and a more open minded administration.

- submitted by a teacher

November 26, 2011
Family values, commitment to excellence, and a nurturing environment are what makes CA a quality institution. CA strives to achieve a great balance between academics, athletics and the arts. I admire the teachers at CA because they could all be making more money elsewhere, however their children's success and growth are more important to them than money. CA has made the commitment to not only meeting but exceeding national standards for test scores as proven by their year in and year out scores coming in 5-6 points higher than national average. The administration had made a commitment to hiring quality teachers and mentors to assure the growth of each student academically, emotionally and spiritually. No school is perfect, however, what makes CA special is the vision of the faculty and staff toward individualism and student centered education. Each child is given the opportunity to shine in unique ways and praised when they succeed. CA is a small school with big school opportunities for extras. I have taken my child from CA to public and we came back to CA because the public schools could not provide the challenging academics, small classes and opportunities for growth.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2011
I now have two boys attending CA & it's been the greatest experience! The teachers & staff have incredible dedication & compassion for my childs best interest. I'm SO happy we chose to send our boys to this great school!

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2011
Clarksville Academy is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are great! The atmosphere at CA is so welcoming and warm its like going home for Christmas everyday. I cherish that my child is in a safe environment where she gets individual attention and a challenging curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2011
Over the last ten years, Kay Drew, the Head of School, has done a spectacular job of transforming Clarksville Academy into a true elite institution of learning. Having one child there now has only inspired me to have two children there in the coming year. There focus on curriculum and personal development has made a substantial positive impact on my child and our family. Family involvement is a huge focus of the school that is lacking in public school and the one on one attention and extra circular opportunities for school unity are so important to making a child love learning and take pride in their school. I could not ask for a better place to have my child be and I would even work a second job to afford to put both of my children there. Education is the most important tool we can give our children and it is top notch at Clarksville Academy!

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2011
CA is a wonderful place to work and have your children. It is the most supportive, caring environment and one I know my family will thrive in. They truly take care of their faculty, staff and students. The educational opportunities for students are truly the best.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2011
Though far what I have seen since I enrolled my daughter in this school is nothing but positive experience, hopefully the next year an a half left for her will be the same. She was bullying for almost three years in the previous school due to some juviniles picked on her for her athletic skills and her dinamic personality and tried to make her life miserable, thanks God there was a light at the end of the tunel and she is doing much better now at CA, can't wait to see her shining again.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2010
I attended this school when I was younger. As a public high school student all of the kids who got kicked out of public school enrolled in CA. The drinking, smoking, etc all the same just contained in a smaller environment. Good school, but no better than others.

- submitted by a community member

July 28, 2010
I have no doubt each day when I leave my child at school that his education and safety are the most important things to his teachers. He loves school and has an incredible thirst for learning. The school places a high priority on hiring the best teachers in the area. I cannot imagine him attending another school in the area.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2010
I never thought I would send my children to a private school. Three years ago I pulled my high school junior out of the cesspool of a school she was in and enrolled her at CA in mid October. She was welcomed with open arms. This school literally turned her life around with their love and acceptance. She finally felt safe after years of bullying. Her sisters joined her in suceeding years and have loved the challenge, the people, the fun activities. I strongly disagree with the negative comments regarding cliques. The children are welcoming to new kids- it is ingrained in the school culture. I felt valued as a parent. We are certainly not rich. My paycheck went to pay for their education. It was worth every penny. It is with great regret that we are leaving the CA family due to a job transfer. Go Cougars!

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2010
Have been going here for 4 years now. During that time it has always been the same, this school is all about the money and that is it. Small town mentalilty, outsiders are not welcomed unless your pockets are deep, really deep. They are not, repeat are not about the well being or well roundedness of the children. It starts at the top and permeates throughout. The faculty ensures all know your business is known. My new goal in life is to see these snobbish, money driven individuals get thrown out and padlocks put on the doors, until someone decides to come along an create a true educational environment. My child will not return to this school and if you are weighing in on sending yours here I caution you. Ask around first and know who you are asking.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2010
I love the school, the students, and the administration of CA! Proud to say my son attends Pre-K. Have another son and hope to have him enrolled ASAP. Thank you Mrs. Drew and staff.

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March 25, 2010
We love Clarksville Academy! I feel like my children are getting a quality education and they also have the opportunity to play a variety of sports. It's a great fit for my family.

- submitted by a parent
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March 24, 2010
This is the worst school in Clarksville. The administration and parents think that because they pay to send their kids there that it is great. Some of the public schools in clarksville are a better option. This school has cliques among the students and the parents. When the parents talk about the other families at home (and they do here trust me) the kids overhear and come to school and act out toward the kids that belong to the parents that their own parents don't like. When that happens, they are not disciplined at all.Tthis school says it has a zero tolerance policy on bullying and violence, but that is not true. If one of the kids doing the bullying/violence belongs to a 'liked' parent, nothing is done to that student when they shove and call names, and the implication is that the bullied student must have done something wrong.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2010
It is a good school, but the high school math department is horrible. The math teachers do not instruct, or help ..just give out homework and expect the child to get it.

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March 18, 2010
This college-prep school focuses on students being well-rounded. Children are taught the importance of discipline, respect for authority, social skills, and above-average academic expectations. Classwork is challenging, the educators are friendly and avaliable, the atmosphere is calmer with small class sizes,and the programs are wonderful. Clarksville Academy is preparing our children for the future! No place is perfect, but this school is perfect for my family.

- submitted by a parent
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March 03, 2010
Fabulous school. Professional caring staff. Loving, caring high calibre teachers. If you care about the quality of your chld's education Clarksville Academy IS the only logical choice for your child's wellfare and educational developement. I thank God for Clarksville Academy! FIVE STARS+++

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2010
We have been thrilled with the education our children are receiving at CA. The teachers are well qualified, respectful, and caring. CA provides a quality learning environment - everyone there has made an investment, and a comittment. It's refreshing to see a school where students, faculty, and parents all take a personal interest in success. Well worth the cost.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2010
If you are electing to send your child to a private school in Clarksville the best school is Clarksville Academy. The faculty is well educated with teachers who are certified and the large percentage having their masters degrees. The students are held acountable, the teachers communicate well and consistently. The curriculum is rigorous and excellent for students who are continuing their education in college.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
I would not recommend this school! My children were at this school for several years and the atmosphere of the school was not positive. Between the administration and the parents who sent their children to this school, I felt there was a real lack of worldiness . I did not feel like my children would be ready for anything outside of Clarksville,TN. That really concerned me because I have lived all over the U.S. Also, like the last person stated, there is a real lack of etiquette and social skills within the administration and parents that send their children to this institution. I moved my children to a better school which is a much better fit for their long-term future.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2009
I do not recommend this school! For the amount of tuition paid, you would be better off sending your child to a private school in Nashville where the teachers have a Master's degree or PhD and get a real college preparatory education. There is a high turnover rate for the teachers at Clarksville Academy. The teachers are inexperienced and have only a Bachelors degree. When you're paying several thousands of dollars per year, you should be getting high quality, experienced, educated teaching professionals. There also is very much a snob/clique group mentality within the administration as well as some parents. Security is lacking and the school is located by the low income housing projects. Most importantly, my child's education is better at a new public school, Rossview Elementary, and his self-esteem has dramatically improved.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2009
I enrolled my daughter in the second quarter of this year. She was welcomed by all of the students and has loved every day she has been there. The staff is incredibly nice and goes the extra mile for you. We have tried it all public,homeschooling and now CA. Give this school a try, you will love it!! The children are treated like people, not inmates. This school is a breath of fresh air for us. My kids have attended 3 public schools in this town including Sango, this school beats them all hands down!

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2009
I have been through private and public school experience here in Clarksville and I can tell you hands down Clarksville Academy is above and beyond any public school in this county. The work is challenging, the staff is friendly and avaliable, the atmosphere is calmer with small class sizes, the programs are fabulous. It does not get any better than this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2009
School does not challenge the gifted child. The school does have a good student/pupil ratio, but the school is too small to offer a student the diversity of a true American experience. I have concerns that my child may not be prepared for life outside of Clarksville, TN and therefore, I must expose my child to other cultures independently to the school. There seems to be a parent culture of encouraging cliches based on economic status.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2008
Smaller pupil to teacher ratios than most public schools, but children are not pushed to their potential. Teacher turnover seems high, as many teachers are spouses of military personnel at nearby Ft. Cambell

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2008
A great school with great Extracurricular activities such as a regional level sports team. Language and custom interactions thrive and new technology has appeared with the high advertising done during the winter. New major additions have been created such as the Wesley Smith Memorial Sports field and the new laptops and Promethean White-board given to the seventh and eighth grade.

- submitted by a student

August 08, 2007
cause it ROCKS!!!! The teachers are wonderfull the staff is friendly and kind they will get to know you and will get to know your name and it is just great much better than a public school

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2007
excellent acadmics, supportive teachers and wonderful extracurricular activities, including international travel and language immersion programs. our children have attended this school for 8 years and we are very happy. we have had experience with lower school, middle school and upper school and feel that our children benefitted from the rigorous academic program. the school also emphasizes good behavior,manners and respect. we never felt that we needed to be wealthy to belong. my children have had a very positive experience at this school

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2007
This school was all nice when we first came there, but all I can say is that if you aren't the richest people there, they are rude, crude, and disrespectful. They had good academics, but there staff was horrible. Public schools were much better.

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Clarksville Academy is a family oriented college preparatory school. Our focus is to nurture and educate your child. 100% of our high school graduates go on to college and they all receive college scholarships. Our low tuition costs, and infusion of technology into the classrooms, makes us the obvious choice for your child's education. We encourage you to visit us today and see what makes Clarksville Academy so special.

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Clarksville Academy
710 N 2nd St, Clarksville, TN  37040
(931) 647-6311
Last modified Clarksville Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Clarksville Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top