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Nashville, TN
Students enrolled: 1,034
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2000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 327-3877
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December 23, 2014
Our child is happy at USN. We like the plentiful opportunities and casual atmosphere. People are friendly and welcoming. It's a comfortable environment for learning and growth. There are many ways to get involved. It can be a little overwhelming. Parents tend to be type A overachievers and it rubs off on their kids. The school culture is cooperative rather than competitive. USN is what you make it. USN is more diverse than our local school. But diversity at USN is not just demographic, it also applies to student abilities, talents, interests, points of views, etc. USN is inclusive and fosters a culture of acceptance and celebration of our differences. The USN community has a small town feel. Everyone knows each other even though we come from all over the greater Nashville area. USN feels like an international school with a broad spectrum of cultures represented. USN is fun but hard work. The school believes that kids excel further when they're challenged. Athletics are available and encouraged, but secondary to academics. I do not consider USN a sports school. I'm sorry to hear the student's experience in the review below. Our experience at USN has been very positive.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
This school has a very unfriendly environment to those of non-white ethnic backgrounds. There is an OVERWHELMING amount of work and homework and overall it was not a good experience for me or my son.. This school does not take responsibly for their actions and will never admit when they do something wrong. It is not worth the amount of money it costs.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
My son has been here since Kindgergarten. We love everybody!! From the administration to Aftercare. There is no school like this.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
An amazing school! The teachers make sure that their students are really learning, and the students make everyone feel included. It almost feels like a second home to me, contrary to the comment about "little rich girls".

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2014
USN has made my school experience a breeze. All of the teachers have amazing work ethic and care for all of the students. I feel supported and ready to take on anything that adulthood has to offer. My amazing time at USN will always be special to me, the amazing classes they have to offer as well as the opportunities in Arts, Academics, and Athletics put the cherry on top. Thank you USN!!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2011
I am a USN alumnus and my experience at USN was nothing but positive! I highly recommend this institution! While I found the academics in high-school to be quite challenging, I also had teachers who helped me at every turn. One of my math teachers met with me every day after school for many months to help me better understand the lessons we were covering. This above and beyond attention to students is a cornerstone of the school. USN also has a very strong arts program that allowed me to tap into my creative side which I have parlayed into a career. I was taught to think for myself and shown that every individual is unique and valuable. I credit USN, its staff, and the friends I made there for shaping me into an independent and well educated adult I have become. As a note on the below comment, while I am very sorry to hear your child is being bullied, I think it is out of line to say the administration is letting little rich girls get away with it because it is a tuition based program. I never found the administration/teachers treated me or any other student differently based on the percentage of tuition paid out of pocket.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2011
Disgraceful bullying situations in this school which are swept under the carpet by administration. The wealthy students allowed to bullyother students because it is a tuition based program and the school allows these rich little girls to leave notes in lockers bullying others with no repercussions. Parents turn the other cheek and don't bother to even acknowledge their child is doing something wrong. ANTI DEFAMATION league should be contacted as well as reported to police authorities if USN won't deal with it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
Every teacher is excellent and devoted, spectacular art/theater/music programs, culturally diverse, the headmaster is involved and enthusiastic, I cannot imagine a more positive, supportive, energizing atmosphere for the students. USN makes me wish I could start over and go there!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
I am a graduate of USN and a current freshmen in college. In my opinion USN is one of the top schools in Nashville and in Tennessee for that matter. It is a very challenging school, and I struggled significantly my junior year in high school. Even though it was a very difficult year for me, all of my teachers really worked with me to make sure that I did not fall though the cracks. In fact, one of my teachers, who was also the swim coach, saw me slipping and would not allow me to compete or come to practice until I had caught up in all of my classes. I was so mad at the time, but looking back I realize how lucky I was to be surrounded by teachers who cared about me and my success.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2008
I too am a USN alum and current college student, and I couldn't have had a better experience. I think the school's most standout feature is its faculty; not only are they generally excellent teachers, they are also eager to interact with the students on a personal level and often support them in their athletic, artistic, or otherwise extra-curricular pursuits. Looking back, I think the most important thing I learned from USN was the value of independent thinking. I find that in general, USN students have a strong sense of self and a genuine interest in learning.

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2007
As a graduate of USN and a current college student, I have to say that I am extremely grateful for the education USN provided. Not only was college an easy transition academically, but I also discovered that USN had prepared me in many ways that the high schools my current college classmates attended did not - I credit USN with teaching me valuable time management skills, to use the resources my school provides, to take the opportunity to e-mail and visit professors in office hours when I have questions, etc. I do feel that the high school administration could be stronger and that those students who choose to attend USN only for high school (as I did) could be included a little bit better than they are, but I believe that my experiences were the result of a bad group of people in my particular class and not the fault of the school.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
USN is an outstanding school and I truly love this institution. My three daughters were educated, K-12, at USN and it has left a significant impact on them. USN has prepared my children to be life-long learners and has shaped them mentally, physically, and morally. They are solid citizens and have a respect for all aspects of life. The Academics are second to none globally and the Arts program is of top-notch professional quality. The Athletic program is detailed to each individual athlete and is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. Once you become a part of the USN family, there is nothing USN won't do to help you and your children to stay a viable member of the school! USN is the best! Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
This school is awesome! My son is in kindergarten and I can not say enough good things about USN. The teachers and faculty are so caring and what they learn in Kindergarten is amazing. They have a Naturalist program for the kids and my son has grown to love nature. My son loves school so much he wants to go early every morning and can not wait until the weekend is over so he can go back to school. They swim everyday and my son had a fear of the water when he started school but can not wait to get in the water now. His confidence has grown so much. I really love this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
USN has a great atmosphere in all aspects of life: academics, athletics, the arts (both visual and performance)and social. Academically, this school provides challenges and beneficial opportunities like no other school I have seen. On the athletic level, USN has gotten multiple awards in various sports and provides a motivated atmosphere during practices. With regard to the arts, USN is supportive of any type of performance or visual art in which a student possesses talent. There are musicals, a band, plays, and every year USN is awarded in various competitions in the visual arts. Socially, this school provides a great and inclusive atmosphere. Overall, this school is absolutely amazing.

- submitted by a former student

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University School Of Nashville
2000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN  37212
(615) 327-3877
Last modified University School Of Nashville is a Private school that serves grades K-12
University School Of Nashville Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top