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Goodpasture Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 846 students

We are known as the best full-featured PreK-12 school in north Nashville.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $80,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted August 12, 2014

This is our second year at Goodpasture and we love it! My daughter loves the Christian environment and the wonderful faculty. We are so thankful for this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2014

My wife and her siblings went to GCS 1st - 12th grade and I have personally seen the fruit of that Christian education first hand. Both of my children (9th & 5th grade) have attended Goodpasture since kindergarten and our experience has been nothing short of excellent in every area. I love how the school, staff, and families work together in creating an environment that helps to mold and fashion the hearts of Godly young men and women in the students in preparation for adulthood. With over 4.7 million given in scholarship money to last years graduating class, I have no doubt that this is an investment in my children's future I will never regret. I would recommend Goodpasture Christian School without any hesitation to any parent seeking to give their children the very best in Christian education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

FANTASTIC SCHOOL! Loving teachers. Loving students. Family feel. I highly recommend this school. I have two children there and I am a graduate of Goodpasture. This school has been consistent with the level of excellence that it puts forth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

A great place to attend and work! I graduated from Goodpasture and began working at the school when my son began kindergarten. We have been extremely pleased with his teachers and the education he is receiving. I have been blessed to be apart of the school as a teacher and hope I will continue there for a long time. I highly recommend Goodpasture for a quality, Christian education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2013

My daughter will graduate next year and has been at Goodpasture since preschool. She will remember all the Goodpasture faculty and friends that supported her in every way, every day so that she could be successful both academically, spiritually, and athletically. On a college application, when asked to describe obstacles she had to overcome to be successful, she said she had to be honest and admit that despite life's day-to-day hardships and stress, she was completely blessed and fortunate to have been equipped with every means of support she could ever imagine having at Goodpasture. She said my parents family, my school, my teachers, my coaches, my church, and my friends have done nothing but support, encourage and provide all the paths for me to be successful. "All I had to do was work hard and take advantage by receiving their support." Most of the children at Goodpasture are truly blessed, but you're doing something very right spiritually when they actually understand that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

A wonderful school where students are given the opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, and socially.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2013

The environment is wonderful. It not only a safe Christian setting but also and friendly welcoming one. The faculty is knowledgeable, kind, and understanding. As an alumni and parent there isn't another school that I would choose for my children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My children were blessed to attend such a loving and caring school. This year due to popular demand, Goodpasture opened up a program for students beginning with 12 months of age. It is already full along with the 3 year old classes, 4 year old classes, and kindergarten! The school must be doing a lot of things right because so many classes are completely full! Students in pre k through the 6th grade receive mandarin Chinese, Spanish, music, art, STEM lab, technology lab, library science time and much more! It is definitely worth the tuition! No school can please everyone, but when the school's enrollment is actually up (over 900 students) from years past and waiting lists are started for several grades, the school is obviously doing a LOT of things right! I would highly recommend Goodpasture Christian School! From babies to high school, it has been an outstanding experience for my family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

Kindergarten is good, with a happy, loving environment, but after that, it's nothing more than a public school that charges a lot of money. The enrollment has apparently dropped so much that classes for babies are opening in the Fall. I guess they have to make their money somehow. If you're looking for a Christian atmosphere for your child, look elsewhere, you won't find it here. But, on the bright side, if your child is a bully and/or teachers pet, or acts like they've never stepped foot inside of a church, they will blend in beautifully at Goodpasture!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

We moved our children to Goodpasture when our oldest was entering middle school. We wanted a place where our children would be nurtured not only scholastically, but strengthened in their faith as well. We visited other private schools and came away from Goodpasture with the overwhelming feeling that this was where our children needed to be. We have not been disappointed! Our children have flourished under the loving, Christ-like care of their teachers. The faculty and teachers truly care about each child and know them by name. The quality of the technology has been greatly improved since we came and now is at a top-notch level. Just look at the ACT scores and scholarships that the graduates receive and you will see the quality that a Goodpasture education provides. Goodpasture is also strong in not only their sports, but also in theater, music, and art, as well as a variety of other extra curricular activities. Is it flawless? Of course not, but what school is. We have always found that the teachers and principals are willing to listen and do what it takes to help the students succeed. We would recommend Goodpasture!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

I have had two students graduate from Goodpasture. I could not be more pleased with the academic program and the excellent role models the teachers have been to my son and daughter. Both of my children graduated with several hours of college credit completed. The school welcomes students of all faiths and loves each student unconditionally. I would highly recommend Goodpasture Christian School to any parent who desires a stellar academic program in a Christian environment. When you enter the campus, you immediately feel a sense of warmth and happiness. I would not trade my children's experiences at Goodpasture Christian School for anything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

I am an alumni and both of my chidren are currently enrolled at Goodpasture Christian School. We were looking for a preschool program for my oldest to attend 5 years ago and we visited a number of schools. Goodpasture was one of them and when we left the open house after visiting with the teachers my husband and I knew that we wanted our children here. I left there knowing my kids were going to be loved at school just as much as they are loved at home. The parental envolvement is awesome. The extra classes like art, chineese, plays that my children get to be a part of are great! They are challenged in the classroom and have full support from their teachers. I have read some of the other comments and Goodpasture is not flawless and yes mistakes can be made. The administration and faculity are only human and thank goodness we serve a forgiving God who does not pass judgement on our short commings. Who is there in the good and bad times. No one is perfect, no school is perfect. I am glad we get to call Goodpasture Christain School home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

My child is receiving an excellent education at Goodpasture. The staff is obviously committed to maintaining an excellent learning environment while consistently looking for ways to enhance my child's education. The classs sizes are small allowing the teachers to help students learn based on individual strengths. No school is perfect but Goodpasture is the perfect school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

Faculty and staff love the Lord and look at teaching at Goodpasture Christian School as their ministry. Strong Administrative team who care about individual students. Academically, GCS is committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for students who have varying learning styles.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 15, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this school. My mother went here when she was growing up, so have all my cousins, and now me and my siblings. The faculty shows such love for all of the students and really cares about their performance. Each grade has been together since kindergarden or preschool so they are very close. The entire atmosphere is more of a family environment than any other place I have seen. Your children wont have to worry about bullying or not finding a place to fit in, and the staff is a great example fir leadership and christian attitudes. I truly recommend checking it out for yourself.


Posted August 26, 2011

It is an okay school for a cookie cutter child. God forbid your child is not the norm. Also, Christian loving environment...HA! It is basically a public school with Church of Christ teachings. Very judgemental and narrow minded. I also taught community college for a bit. I had several students who were Goodpasture graduates. They were by no means ready for college. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

This is an amazing and top-notch school!!! We chose it for our sons because of all the wonderful programs and cutting edge education. I am so impressed with the faculty, especially the Leadership. From the Headmaster on- they truly care about my children. They have been true to their word and beyond; especially in accomadating our son with learning differences (and he is flourishing!). My children have never been happier. It is worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Pulled my child after 13 days. Absolutely the worst school. The staff do not do what they say, they go back on their word. Look further if you are looking for a progressive education. This school has a very dated and confused attitude. The head master went back on his word to our family. Would not recommend to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

Goodpasture has a bad bullying problem. I am scared of what will happened if this problem is not taking care of and there is no plan in sight for that to happen.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

We have a great band,interested parents, loyal supporters, outstanding sports and above all a place to go for a top-notch education.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Black 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 3% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 0% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Tennessee Tech
Lipscomb University
UT of Knoxville
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • One of three schools in the Southeast to gain three accredidations (2012)
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist (2013)

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
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)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College Fair on Campus
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ricky Perry
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of Christ
Associations
  • NCSA
Fax number
  • (615) 865-1766

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College Fair on Campus
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • 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
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Flag girls
  • Key Club
  • Marching band
  • Men's Minestry
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Tennessee Tech
Lipscomb University
UT of Knoxville
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College Fair on Campus
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 95%
Military - 3%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 0%
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619 W Due West Avenue
Madison, TN 37115
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Phone: (615) 868-2600

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