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Student Body

  • 1,220 Students for 2023-24
    • Lower School: 450
    • Middle School: 288
    • High School: 482
  • 9:1 student/teacher ratio
  • New students represent 89 sending schools
  • 23% are students of color
  • 45 zip codes represented


  • 62% of faculty are female
  • 38% of faculty are male
  • 71% of faculty hold advanced degrees


  • More than 77 upper-level elective courses for juniors and seniors
  • Average class size is 16
  • Most high school classes are taught around discussion-based Harkness tables
  • Foreign language instruction at all grade levels
  • 22 AP Courses offered for 2021-22

Endowment & Financial Aid

Service Learning

  • Service Learning is integrated into the K-12 curriculum
  • International service opportunities have included Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kenya, Peru, India, Tanzania, and Morocco.

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Visual and performing arts are integrated into the curriculum at all levels as a core part of the academic experience
  • More than 35 visual and performing arts courses are offered at the High School level

Health and Wellness

  • Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 participate in daily P.E. classes
  • At the High School, fitness is a required four-year course with the goal of graduating physically fit and water-safe students
  • Certified fitness trainers supervise High School students in individualized fitness programs, and certified athletic trainers are available on-site to assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation 


  • High School athletic teams are fielded in 18 TSSAA sports (Div. II-AA) plus swimming & diving, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, and ice hockey
  • Team State Championships in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, girls’ lacrosse, volleyball, football, girls’ golf, girls' track & field, and individual State Champions in bowling, track, golf, and swimming
  • 75 Ensworth alumni are currently playing collegiate sports; 4 alumni are playing sports professionally.
  • Middle School teams are fielded in 13 sports, with 95% participation


  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

College Acceptances & Matriculation

  • Robust, 4-year College Counseling program
  • 2020-2022 graduates were accepted to 315 colleges in 46 states and 5 countries
  • Current college-age Ensworth alumni are enrolled in 154 colleges in 36 states and 3 countries