The Best Private High Schools in Middle Tennessee

This time of year, many families start planning for the next school year and for those who are considering private schools for their families, this is a time full of open houses at many local schools. To help you in your journey to find the right school for your child, we wanted to share the 2017 Best Private High Schools in Tennessee list from

This ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

We’ve listed schools in Williamson County and others in Middle Tennessee area who made the list.

#47 Lipscomb Academy

3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

#40 Columbia Academy

1101 W 7th St
Columbia, TN 38401

#32 Franklin Classical School

408 Church Street
Franklin, TN 37064


#30 Father Ryan

700 Norwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37204

#24 Brentwood Academy

219 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027

#18 Franklin Road Academy

4700 Franklin Road
Nashville, TN 37220

#15 Christ Presbyterian Academy

2323A Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37215

#12 St. Cecilia Academy

4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

#11 Battle Ground Academy

336 Ernest Rice Lane
Franklin, TN 37069

#7.Harpeth Hall

3801 Hobbs Rd
Nashville, TN 37215

#6. Ensworth

Lower/Middle School
211 Ensworth Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205

High School
7401 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

#3. Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Rd.
Nashville, TN 37205

#1. University School of Nashville

2000 Edgehill Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

*How the ranking is calculated:

Composite SAT/ACT Score – 30.0%
Top Colleges Score – 25.0%
College Enrollment Percentage of seniors who go on to four-year colleges. – 15.0%
Culture & Diversity Grade Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents – 10.0%
Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience – 10.0%
Student-Teacher Ratio Ratio of students to full-time teachers – 10.0%



  1. You forgot Ezell-Harding! Ranked 19th on that Niche list that was used. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck than Ezell-Harding if you’re looking for an affordable private education for your child.

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