Ensworth School is a pre-first through twelfth grade coeducational independent school. The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.
Students & Faculty
1058 Students (grades 9-12: 423; grades P1-8: 635)
8:1 student/teacher ratio
- P1st grade - 26 sending schools
- 7th grade - 15 sending schools
- 9th grade - 19 sending schools
- 49 zip codes represented at Ensworth
- 15% minority enrollment
Faculty: 64% hold advanced degrees; 60% female, 40% male; 8% minority
- Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
- Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
All Ensworth students learn by both independent and collective action to serve the greater Nashville community. Through a process of learning, service, and reflection, the Class of 2012 interacted with 140 agencies during their years at Ensworth. Service learning is an integral part of the school's curriculum at every grade level. Since 2008 Ensworth students have participated in summer service learning opportunities in Belize, Costa Rica, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania.
Visual & Performing Arts
- Dynamic college-preparatory academics, extracurricular opportunities and an individualized fitness program
- Average class size: 15 students
- Most High School classes are taught around discussion-based harkness tables.
- 26 AP classes offered in six major disciplines
Visual & performing arts are integrated into the curriculum at all levels (Grades P1-12) as a core part of the academic experience, not just as electives. Performance opportunities offered at Lower, Middle, and High School levels.
Endowment & Financial Aid
- High School Athletics: teams fielded in all TSSAA sports. Div. IIAA; plus swimming, ice hockey, & lacrosse
- State championship teams in girls & boys basketball, girls lacrosse, volleyball, football and girls golf
- Currently there are 40 Ensworth High School alumni playing a collegiate sport
- Middle School Athletics: teams fielded in 13 sports, 95% student participation, and a no-cut team policy
- Endowment total: $52.8 million
- All aid given is need-based/132 awards/ $1.9 million
- 12.5% of students receive aid
- National Merit Scholarship Competition: (Classes of 2009-2012): 15 National Merit Scholarship Finalists, 15 national Merit Semi-finalists, 23 Commended Students, 1 National Achievement Finalist
- 2011-2012 Advanced Placement Recognition: 26 AP Scholars, 8 AP Scholars with Honor, 24 AP Scholars with Distinction, & 4 National AP Scholars
- 1 U.S. Presidential Scholar 2009
- Class of 2012: 100% accepted to 161 colleges and universities