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The Classical Academy of Franklin

Private | PK-12 | 145 students

TCA is among the most reputable classical Christian schools in the state.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $290,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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5 stars


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Posted October 29, 2010

My wife and I looked for six months for the perfect school for our son, and we found that school at Eagle's Nest Academy. Every day, we pass several other private schools on our drive to ENA. The leadership is solid and committed to providing an EXCELLENT education at an affordable price. My son has thrived at ENA both academically and in terms of character. The headmaster is a very caring man of utmost integrity who is well-versed in Classical Christian Education. This school may well be Franklin's best kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Outstanding school! We have three children enrolled in ENA and could not be more pleased. This is our sixth year having at least one of our children enrolled and we have never been disappointed with any part or experience of ENA. Strong and structured but loving Christian environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

I can't say enought great things about this school. Everything is God focused, the children are not just taught but challenged to learn. My daughter love it there. The discipline is what she needs and they keep her on her toes with solid reading and math skills. She excels way beyond what is in the public schools and I owe that to the great teaching staff. I also love the focus on learning about God's word and history with a Biblical focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

Eagle's Nest is a great school for the conservative christian parent looking for an alternative to homeschooling. Class size is small and great emphasis is placed on reading and math skills at an early age. The Kindergarten class, while perhaps overly structured, gives a solid foundation from which students can achieve academic success. The preschool program is top-notch and the price is incomparable. My children have attended ENA for 4 years and we have been very satisfied with their achievements.
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Posted November 10, 2008

My son attends ENA and he throughly enjoys the school. He has learned so much in the 2 years that he has been there. He was in public schools prior to ENA and he did not thrive there. ENA focused on his needs and the results are AWESOME. As for my wife and I we completely love the school (teachers, leadership, principles, etc...). I would highly recommned ENA to any parent searching for a GREAT school.
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Posted July 24, 2008

I have had both my son and daughter in Eagles nest since pre-school. My son is going into first and my daughter is going into Kindergarter. The education that my children get at Eagle's Nest FAR exceeds what they would get in the public schools. Students do learn discipline - which some consider harash - I just think the teachers are consistant unlike many public school teachers. Elementary school is where students get their foundation- Eagle's Nest is that place.
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Posted January 5, 2008

My son participated in the Pre-K program and is now in kindergarten at Eagles Nest. The classical approach to education was perfect for his learing style. He had memorized the phonics tables in just a few months and was reading well before starting kindergarten. Now he's doing Saxton math, has memorized all the presidents and definately loves learning. My only complaint might be all the homework every night, but a lot of that is because he's not able to finish all his work in school, so he brings it home to complete. The envioronment is very structured and for us that's a good thing. Kids find comfort in structure.
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Posted January 10, 2007

The academic program at ENA has been Excellent. One of my daughters has truly grown to love both music and art while my other daughter has excelled in her academic studies beyond what we could have ever imagined. None of which compares with their knowledge and love of the Word of God. We are very thankful for ENA.
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Posted May 19, 2006

Extremely rigid, harsh discipline, high pressure, not a good environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 69%
Black 23% 25%
Asian 6% N/A
Hispanic 3% 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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACCS
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Financial aid offered
Yes.
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810 Del Rio Pike
Franklin, TN 37064
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Phone: (615) 790-8556

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