Nashville Christian School

Nashville Christian School
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Information
Type co-ed, private, Early Education through 12th
Motto “And Jesus increased in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational ministry of the Church of Christ
Established 1971
President Connie Jo Shelton
Faculty 73 (as of 2008)
Enrollment 650 (as of 2007)
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus suburban
Color(s) Navy Blue, Orange, and White
Mascot Eagle
Website

Nashville Christian School (or simply Nashville Christian) is a private school located outside of Bellevue, in Nashville, Tennessee.

History

Nashville Christian School opened on September 20, 1971 in the West Nashville Heights Church of Christ building. Initially, 266 students, ranging from first to seventh, attended the school, supported by 19 faculty members. Nashville Christian added higher grades successively in the first five years, and after the school moved to its current location on Sawyer Brown Road in Nashville, Tennessee outside of Bellevue in September 1976, twenty-two students became the first graduates in June 1977. Kindergarten classes were also added in 1981.[1]

Nashville Christian became accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1986. The same year, the school added the Gibson Center, a fieldhouse with a gymnasium, locker rooms, and classrooms. Financial problems in 1991 caused the school to be temporarily closed, but the school quickly rebounded after. The campus continued to expand in 2004, as a new elementary and middle school building opened, allowing Nashville Christian to expand its enrollment and school-related programs.[1]

Academics

Nashville Christian serves as a college preparatory school to its high school students. The curriculum features twenty-seven college credits in English, math, history, and speech. Honors, dual enrollment, and Advanced Placement classes are also offered.

Extracurricular activities

Athletics

Nashville Christian's athletic teams, which were added within two years of its establishment, originally bore the nickname "Pioneers", until the student body voted to change the nickname to the "Eagles" in 1972. Today Nashville Christian fields athletic teams at both the middle school and high school levels. They include:[2]

  • Middle School Baseball
  • Middle School Basketball
  • Middle School Football
  • Middle School Softball
  • Varsity Baseball
  • Varsity Basketball
  • Varsity Football
  • Varsity Softball
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer

References

  1. ^ a b NCS Mission, Vision, and History
  2. ^ Nashville Christian School Extracurricular Schedules

External links

Official website

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