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K-5, 8-12
Private
Nashville, TN
Students enrolled: 158
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37207

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(615) 860-5300
(615) 868-7918
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November 12, 2014
If you are looking for a great Christian school with teachers that care and a curriculum that's fulfilling, check out DA.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
Davidson Academy provides a superior level of education and offers an outstanding curriculum. The students are offered several opportunities and I'm beyond proud of their achievement done so far since attending Davidson Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
I'm currently a freshman at Emory University, and I know for sure that I wouldn't be where I am had I not attended DA. I went there from kindergarten until I graduated last May, and I can honestly say I had the best time. I really feel that Davidson prepared me to attend a top 20 university.

- submitted by a community member
March 09, 2014
My daughter has been enrolled in Davidson for several years. During the past two years I have been extremely disappointed with the caliber of education and the bullying tactics of the principal. My daughter has been singled out in class and in the hallway and humiliated by the principal. My daughter and others have had numerous negative comments made her ability and her grades. It is very clear that money talks at Davidson Academy.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
This review is from a student. I attended DA for the first semester of my sophomore year. The teachers did not particularly care about the students or our education, mostly giving out worksheets without going over the material. I am transferring after Christmas due to the lack of teacher involvement and the students. The students here are some of the most spoiled, entitled, and mean children I have ever met. DA was a toxic environment in which my younger sister (who is in eighth grade) was called a misfit and made fun of many times. Chapels consisted of the chaplain yelling at us for about forty-five minutes, with a few Bible verses slung in. PLEASE - do not send your children here without shadowing. When my parents and I toured, we were sold something completely different than what the school actually was.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2013
Sending our kids to Davidson Academy has been a wonderful experience. They are getting a well-rounded education and really care for the families as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
DA is not the school for any child that struggles in any subject. My son attended DA for only 3weeks. From the very beginning we were told the teachers were patient and were more than willing to provide extra assistance. This was not the case! Teachers teach the lessons with little or no instruction. Some even teach without a book with only written hand outs for assignments. DA only teaches one way with the philosophy that all children should look and learn the same way. We made the decision to remove our child from this uncaring setting. He is now thriving in another private school that really cares and realizes that all children don't learn the same.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Compared to our previous private school experience, Davidson Academy faculty and student body is much more friendly. Also, comparing the achievements of DA students with those students at other private institutions, Davidson Academy rivals anyone in excellence.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
Our children's spiritual growth has soared since they have been attending Davidson Academy. They have worked very hard with them to provide, courses, chapel, and service opportunities which is great.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Our child was not performing well at another private school, and that's when we toured Davidson Academy. We instantly felt welcomed when we walked in the door. We really felt this private education would be an excellent change for our daughter and we highly recommend DA.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I assure you that Davidson Academy will provide your student an excellent academic environment with a strong Christian worldview. The faculty is unparalleled in experience and capability. Everyone at Davidson Academy cares about students as individuals and about preparing them for the future.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
My children have been at this school for 6 years now. It has always been a struggle to afford it but felt it was worth it. Every year tuition goes up and I just can't afford it any longer. Unfortunately, the older the kids get, the more apparent it is your children will get ahead in direct connection with how much money you donate to the school. It is very upsetting to see how they dance for the big money, and almost ignore others. At any time a child shows any signs of trouble keeping up with the advanced studies, they seem to help, but if it proves to be a real challenge, they basically tell you this may not be the school for that kid. They are so worried about their test scores and make it seem like they don't want to spend time on kids who might lower them. They want to dress them all alike and for them to act alike, but kids are different personalities and if your kid doesn't "fit in", they will make it easy for you to find the door.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2012
We have been attending Davidson Academy since 2003. They have exceeded our expectations and provided and enviornment that is not only challenging, cutting edge and academically rigorous, but one that is safe and nuturing. The lead with Christian ideals and focus on not only the academic progress of each child but their emotional and spiritual development. They are constantly updating their resources to provide the cutting edge technology for both their students and teachers. We cna not say enough about the positive experiences we have had at Davidson Academy. It is truly the leader in the private school sector.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
Our son LOVES this school. He is at the top of his class and is consistantly being challenged and encouraged to be great. He is artistically motivated as well. After researching all the schools in the area I have not seen Davidson as having anything close to the behaviour problems found in the other schools. The students are friendly, helpfull, and well behaved.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2011
My child went to this school for 2 years. He was bullied pretty bad by a child of a "high dollar" parent. He was pushed down called names and scared to go to school. We talked to the Principal and nothing was ever done about it. My child who was only 4 said this child was throwing rocks in his face at the play ground. I asked the teachers and they told me this never happend. I decided to watch the playground time myself in my car and sure enough it was happening. The teachers did not see it because they were too busy talking with other teachers. I pulled my child from this school. I am so thankful he is out of there. Three of our friends have left as well for the same reason. Bullying happens all the time in this school and they will do nothing about it if you donate extra money to them!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2011
We have been at Davidson Academy since 1994. The lower school excells in academics, and christian values. Our oldest chose to leave the upper school because of the lack of performing arts instruction and music. If your child has being a music major or theater major as their dream, this may not be the place for you. If your child is athletic it is a great, positive envioriment. Former Tennesse TItan Blaine Bishop helps coach or Varsity football team. The dance program at DA is awsome, and starts at K3 and goes to your Senior year. Our second child is in the upper school now, for the most part she is happy. We are happy as parents with her eduction and the education opportunities. You have to pluse of the teachers knowing your child, and working with them one on one as much as needed to help them suceed. Of course there are snobs and jerks, and ungrateful kids, but te ones I see are a product of their parents giving in to their every whim, heavan forbid you have rules. But this is in EVERY high school in America. We can not hold a school, church responsible for our chillds behavior, good or bad. It is the parents resoponsibility to teach them humility and grace.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
We have been at DA since K4 and my child is now a Sophomore. The teachers and adminstrators are, for the most part, wonderful. They are very approachable and work with the students and parents in a helpful way. The school offers challenging classes and their seniors are granted many scholarship dollars every year. When we came to DA everyone seemed to be working upper middle class people, just like us, who were working hard and sacrificing some to have their children in a good, safe, private school. That has certainly changed in the High School, now most of the students are snooby and can't even be happy for the things {cars, shoes, fancy jeans, boyfriends, trips} their "friends" have because they are so jealous of one another and afraid they might not have something as good as the next person. It's terrible and actually my child has asked to leave for their Jr and Sr year so they can go to school without all the drama, jealousy and back biting they endure each and every day at DA. It's really sad because this school has a lot to offer and all of the kids here are very blessed in many ways. Students here need to be taught to embrace one another and not be envious of others.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2011
EXCELLENT Academics. Integrated character development throughout the entire school. I have two children who went here. One was in the honors program and the other was not. One played football the other was involved in art and music. Both received scholarships and they actually thought their 1st year of college was easy compared to DA. One received a J.D. the other received his MBA. Both of them plan on sending their kids to DA too. The teachers here just really care about the students and it comes through in everything they do.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
The review from the student is mostly true. Everything is centered around sports. If your child is artistic in ANY way, please do not send them here. Abilities other than athleticism aren't given any other recognition at this school. Although, in the upper grades, teachers do their best to help students in any way possible. Also, some classes can be quite challenging.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 30, 2009
My child was at another private school in the Montgomery county area(TN) and was not challenged academically at all. At The Davidson Academy my child has gotten a top-notch education. My child is challenged on all levels---socially , academically, and spiritually. My child has excelled beautifully at this school and their encouraging enviroment. I have been so so pleased with my child's education here!!! The academics at this school will enable any student attending this school to achieve their highest goals in life. Also, the principal is a wonderful leader for the school. He is so positive and easy to talk with. It has been so nice to have a head of school that actually converses on a regular basis with the parents and students. The students are taught to respect each other and just the simple acts of kindness in life towards others. I cannot say enough great things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2009
We love DA! Our son is exceling in school and is becoming more accountable and organized with his work. It is truly a Christian environment. I feel very confident that he will be fully prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 08, 2008
Now that you have heard parent reviews, how about one from a student? I am new this year and I hate it!!!! Davidson is completely centered around their senior football reputation and it's all I hear about every day. Most of my teachers don't really teach, but rather drown you in worksheets and bookwork. I am only 13 and The past few months for me have been miserable and stressful. Also the other students are complete snobs and I have almost no friends no matter how much you socialize with them. I am sick of it so I'm transferring after christmas.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2008
Davidson has been an outstanding school for my children. Well worth the money. My only complaint is that they are moving out of their current area (convenient to two interstates) to a different county. The new location is very congested and far away from our home.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
We have just come to Davidson from another private school close by. The difference is remarkable! DA is really a caring and Christian environment. My child has already made new friends and feels very comfortable in the new surroundings. Academically, the school moves at a much faster pace (than the other private school in Madison) and there is more responsibility placed on the child. It has been a huge adjustment but is going smoothly. I would reccommend Davidson to anyone who wants academics and a Christian attitude to be priority in the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
This is my 6th year at Davidson Academy and I really have no complaints. My children are so happy and I feel are getting a wonderful education. It really is a family atmosphere. It is worth the money to send your children to this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2005
Both of my daughters attended Davidson Academy from 1st through 12th grade. They have now graduated from college and have successful careers in accounting. They were very well prepared for college, and I hope that my future grandchildren will be able to attend Davidson Academy.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2005
Davidson Academy is a wonderful place for kids to learn. My son is in the Lower School and I personally know the faculty in the Upper School. The opportunities are present for the students and the personal touch that DA provides is not at most other schools. You do not truly understand the 'family' atmosphere available at school until you become entwined in it at DA.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
We are very pleased with the education our daughter is receiving at Davidson. When I see other children her age, the difference is remarkable. We're struggling to afford the tuition, but it is worth every penny to us!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
Davidson Academy's board members lack diversity. They recommend their friends when a chair is available. Students receive preferential treatment based on the amount of money donated by their parents. Sometimes its not clear who is in charge - the administrators or the parents funneling money to advance their childrens social status! The school does provide safety.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Now that you have read the parent's version of the story, how about the inside scoop from a student? The teachers do not care. Granted some are the sweetest women and the most caring, but some really don't care. Just because the teacher can put on a happy face during an open house does not mean she can teach. Yes some maybe very intelligent but they need to work on both their people skills along with their teaching skills. Thank you.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
We have had three children at Davidson and still have two there. Our oldest is in College and comments that she is better prepared paper preparation and study skills than her peers. We have another going to College in the fall. She was able to be accepted into the school of her choice because of her preparation.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
As a public school teacher, I think Davidson is the best. It gives me a peace of mind knowing my children are safe in the school. The teachers are very caring and know their subjects quite well. I feel that I am getting more than my money's worth.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
We are blessed to have this wonderful school as an alternative to the poor quality public schools are children would be forced to attend. This school is fabulous.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
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Davidson Academy is a full-service school offering a variety of programs and opportunities for students of all ages, developing children in mind, body, and spirit. Visit our web site for more information.

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Davidson Academy
1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN  37207
(615) 860-5300
Last modified Davidson Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-5, 8-12
Davidson Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top