About Davidson Academy

Thank you for your interest in Davidson Academy!

Our mission is to prepare students for college, life, and eternity.

Davidson Academy celebrates a tradition of providing safe, Christ-centered community where students are inspired to BE compassionate and creative, BUILD relationships with God and with each other, and BECOME servant leaders and all God intended.

Accreditations and Memberships

Founded and established in 1980, Davidson Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. The school is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Independent Schools of the Nashville Area, the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, and the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Individual faculty and staff members are also active in many professional organizations.

What Davidson Academy Offers

  • Bible-based character development, weekly chapel, and spiritual emphasis
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses for college credit
  • Blackbaud, a web-based student information system
  • Capstone senior research project
  • Teachers who are committed to student success
  • Mission projects and community service opportunities
  • Music in elementary grades and offered as an elective beginning in Middle School
  • Art in elementary grades and offered as an elective beginning in Middle School
  • iPad use from preschool through 4th grade
  • Current model Windows 10, 2-in-1 laptops provided for Middle School and High School students
  • Guidance counselors in both the Lower and Upper Schools
  • College placement counselor
  • A full-time registered nurse
  • Performing arts opportunities, including concert and pep bands, vocal groups, drama, and dance
  • Athletic opportunities, including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, track, tennis, cross-country, golf, volleyball, and softball at varsity, junior varsity, and Middle School levels
  • Parent support groups keyed to student activities
  • Pastoral and spacious 60-acre campus certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat
  • Campus arboretum, joining nearby Vanderbilt University and Belle Meade Plantation in its certification by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Educational field trips
  • Bus transportation
  • Separate Middle School programs and activities
  • Prayer Garden