DA Preschool

We are creating a God-centered early childhood program where growth, learning, and discovery for young children happen every day!
Davidson Academy will now serve children as young as six weeks to Pre K-4 with our new preschool program.
Infants – 6 weeks-12 months
Toddlers – 12-23 months
Early Preschool – 24-35 months
Preschool – 3 years
Pre-Kindergarten – 4 years
Junior Kindergarten – option for older 4 year olds and 5 year olds before kindergarten
1:4 – Infants
1:6 – Toddlers
1:7 – Early Preschool
1:8 - Preschool and Up
7am – 5:30pm
The Infant/Toddler/Early Preschool classes will operate on a full-year calendar.
The Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes will operate on an academic calendar with a summer option.
*We are currently only offering a full-time/5-day program for all ages.
Infants                            6 weeks – 12 months                    $380.00
Toddlers                         12-23 months                                 $365.00
Early Preschool             24-35 months                                 $365.00
Preschool                       3 years                                            $350.00
Pre-Kindergarten           4 years                                            $350.00
Junior Kindergarten      4/5 years                                         $350.00

*2 snacks and warm lunch provided per day
*no sibling/alumni/grandparent discounts
*no financial aid offered
Library and Soft Play Area for Infants and Toddlers
Library for Story Time to include Guest Readers and Puppet Theater
Preschool Indoor Play Area and Outdoor Play Area
S.T.E.A.M. Room (Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Math.)
Strong academic curriculum with special activities that will include: Music, Art, Foreign Language, Library, S.T.E.A.M.
Onsite Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy available for additional fee
Qualified teaching teams, CPR and First Aid trained, continuous professional development
Safe and secure facility (2 highly trained security officers on campus)
Since the announcement of the new Davidson Academy Preschool building, we have gone through zoning approvals, inspections, and architecture planning.  We are set to finally begin the renovations in the next few weeks, but do not feel confident that we will be able to fully occupy the building in August.  Therefore, our plan is to open 4 classrooms of Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten age classes and host them in our elementary building (like we do currently).  We will begin the Infant, Toddler and Early Preschool classes in the new building as soon as we are able to take occupancy.  In order to maintain consistency, our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students will not transition to the new building until we return from Christmas break.   
  • Encouraged academic, physical, social, and spiritual growth
  • Environment to foster self-confidence and self-help skills
  • Stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards that meet or exceed all state and local guidelines
  • Introducing flexible and age-appropriate curriculum that can engage each individual child
  • Strong teacher parent partnerships
  • Digital daily communication

Davidson Academy (DA) is excited to announce the property formerly known as the Grace Manor Assisted Living Community (1420 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37207) was purchased this summer. The nearly 36,000-square-foot former assisted living facility will be remodeled for DA’s new preschool program serving children from six weeks to Pre K-4.
This recent acquisition will provide Davidson Academy with the flexibility to expand the preschool offerings for prospective families in search of a Christ-based education for their children.
The newly acquired facility location is essentially right next door to the 65-acre campus on Old Hickory Blvd. just north of downtown Nashville, conveniently situated between Interstate 65 and Interstate 24. These two highways are the major inbound arteries connecting the communities of Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Greenbrier, White House, Springfield, Joelton, Pleasant View, Clarksville, and others to the metropolitan Nashville area.
“I’m excited for our school community to witness growth that will now provide families with the unique opportunity to bring their children to DA during their early day care years,” said Headmaster Terri Simmons. “We are extremely fortunate to add this service to parents in a building that is literally right next door to our campus, as we continue to prepare our students for college, life, and eternity.”

Davidson Academy is currently going through the rezoning process with the guidance and support of Metro Councilwoman Jennifer Gamble (District 3). The newly upgraded preschool program is projected to open in January 2025.
“We are blessed beyond measure with the opportunity this will now provide families looking for a convenient day care and preschool option close to downtown Nashville,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Jason Wilkerson. “With so many new people moving to our area, the numbers show a high demand for this much-needed service DA will now be able to accommodate.”