News Archive


  • December

    Middle and High School Dance Teams

    Dance Teams Succeed at Regional Championships

    Ensworth’s High School and Middle School dance teams traveled to East Tennessee and took honors in three categories.
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  • Ensworth Robotics Team

    Ensworth Wins as Host Team of Regional Robotics Tournament

    Every December, Ensworth hosts the Middle Tennessee First Lego League Tournament. This year, the Middle School tied for first place.
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  • November

    silk road art material

    Lower School Weaves Cross-Disciplinary Learning with Local Museum Exhibit

    The Frist Art Museum is presenting a special exhibit culled from the renowned Nelson-Watkins Museum of Art, Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles. The exhibit will run until December 31st this year and provides a rare opportunity for our community to admire Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian and Turkish costumes and luxury textiles representative of the global Silk Road trade.
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  • 2022 Ensworth K-12 Chess Championship

    130 students participated in the 2022 Ensworth K-12 Chess Championship, which served as the 3rd and final qualifying event for the 2023 Nashville K-12 City Championship and was sponsored by the Nashville Chess Center and the Predators Foundation. 
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  • holiday book guide

    Holiday Gift Guide 2022

    Ensworth's librarians and reading support team have once again created a holiday book gift guide divided into age groups for readers, from Kindergarten all the way to adults.
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  • Debbie May

    The Power of Together

    In 2009, Grade 3 teacher Debbie May went to Costa Rica on a World Leadership School trip to help set up a library for a one room schoolhouse. Locals were selling pop tab bracelets to earn money for their families. Another Grade 3 teacher, Barbara Royse, had been to Haiti on a World Leadership School trip the year before to help with a school in need there.
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  • veterans walk on campus

    Celebrating Veterans

    Celebrating veterans is more than a day in the year. On the Frist Campus, Mr. Chanaca has spent the last nine years growing this celebration beyond the annual Veterans Day Celebration. However, so much appreciation and love still culminate in this one day. The Veterans Day Club and Service Learning program run year-round. Students offer service to and interview those who have served our Nation through the U.S. military. 
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  • ncaa signees

    Six Seniors Sign to Compete at a Higher Level

    Of the Class of 2023, six will sign letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level in baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, and volleyball at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9.
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  • Ensworth Students Make Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Honors Choirs

    Four High School and six Middle School students competed for MTVA Honors Choirs.
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  • Music and Its Power

    Mercer Borden
    As a part of our Student Speaker Series, Ensworth's High School students present stories of interest, struggle, and life to their peers.
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  • ensworld

    Second Grade Village, Ensworld

    Evie Coates
    Welcome to the lovely Second Grade Village, Ensworld, USA (population 72)!! Next time you’re on the Red Gables campus, please stop by and behold the cheerful beauty for yourself (on the wall right outside the LS faculty lounge).
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  • October

    Henry Byrd '18 playing for Princeton

    Henry Byrd '18

    As he did four years ago, Henry Byrd '18 takes the field this fall for his final year as the offensive tackle for the Tigers. This time, it's the Princeton Tigers.
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  • Students Honored for Academic Performance

    National Merit Commended Students and College Board National Hispanic Program Scholar announced.
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  • Timely Celebration of Culture

    The third graders have been exploring the cultural celebration, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and the festival’s connection to the wondrous monarch butterfly migration.
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  • Mary Catherine Bradshaw, Harry Phillips '24, Peter Darst '24, and Mindy Merrell

    Extracurricular Ideas Marinate at the High School

    Each year, students create club-like activity groups that are interest-led and community-inspired. One such student organization is a group of high schoolers interested in cooking.
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  • Writing Prose

    Director of the Sewanee School of Letters, Justin Taylor, made a visit to Dr. Kevin Brown’s new Writing Prose class. 
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  • Contributors to Society

    Michelle Andrade
    Our Mission Statement ends with “... and to be contributors to society.” But what does that mean?
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month - Red Gables

    The heritage of Latinx and Hispanic people is studied in Spanish classes from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, so it is a joy to be able to gather in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month to continue the study and bring exposure to students who may not be studying Spanish at this time. Lower School and Middle School students presented songs and highlighted some prominent figures on the Red Gables Campus.
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  • September

    Responsive Classroom Teacher Language Study Groups

    Michelle Andrade
    Throughout the school year, teachers will meet and work through small, digestible, doable skills in small groups based on shared Responsive Classroom goals. Sitting in a cozy circle, much like students experience in Morning Meeting and Harkness discussions, faculty have the opportunity to be seen and heard, as well as ask questions and share successes. The therapeutic nature of such an environment leaves teachers empowered to go back to their classrooms invigorated and with new ideas to try. 
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  • Ensworth Arts Presents Student-Directed One Acts

    This past weekend, members of the Class of 2023 stepped across the director's table and led their peers in performances of two short plays by American theatre giant Thornton Wilder.
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  • Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month - Frist Campus

    Music. Art. Family. Friends. High School students had the chance to hear from Heysel De Aquino and Alejandro Riviera as a part of their study of Hispanic Heritage Month. Alejandro and Heyzel shared their Hispanic roots through their family stories and heritage. They also offered local restaurants for students to visit to immerse themselves in Latino culture. 
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  • Sara and Jackson

    Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Ensworth is proud to announce that two members of the Class of 2023 have been named National Merit Semifinalists: Sara McDermott and Jackson Rehm.
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  • Sid Chambless, David Dingess, Jr, Toby Wilt, TJ Wilt '91, Toby Wilt III '22, and Davis Murfree

    Robert Inman Tiger Classic Winners Announced

    It was a beautiful day at The Golf Club of Tennessee on Monday, September 12, when 30 teams faced off in the annual Robert Inman Tiger Classic, named after a legendary Ensworth coach and P.E. teacher. Monies raised through the tournament benefit the Robert Inman Endowed Financial Aid Fund, and more than $300K has been raised for the fund to date. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of our sponsors and participants!
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  • August

    Orange and Black Captains 2022-2023

    Black and Orange Captains Elected

    Black and Orange are not just Ensworth’s school colors; they are the basis of a long-standing spirited tradition that dates back to the 1960s.
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  • Welcoming New Faculty & Staff

    The 2022-2023 school year kicks off by welcoming all new Faculty and Staff.
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  • July

    Class of 2022 Returns to Campus

    One tradition at Ensworth is the return of the previous school year’s graduating class to campus just before they head off to college.
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  • Ensworth Welcomes Participants to Responsive Classroom Institute

    Ensworth welcomes 46 participants to Responsive Classroom Institute this week from TN, KY, SC, IL, CA, AL, WV, and MO!
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  • finding the right college fit 2022

    Finding the Right College Fit — Class of 2022

    Seven Members of the Class of 2022
    Students are matched with their college counselor at the beginning of freshman year and stay with the same counselor throughout their high school career. Seven seniors share their experience with the program and how it helped them find the right college fit.
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  • May

    World Language national exams

    Middle School Students Excel in World Language Exams

    World Languages classes in the Middle School tested their knowledge against their peers outside of Ensworth.
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  • capstones on stage 2022

    Seniors Apply Knowledge through Capstones

    Editorial Staff
    Ensworth’s Capstone Program gives students the opportunity to engage in an extensive exploration of a passion or interest that is above and beyond academic courses and extracurricular involvements—though it is often the product of weaving multiple inspirations into one.
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  • Theo

    Auction Winners Enjoy Lunch with Therapy Dog

    As a part of the Tiger Night auction, guidance counselor Dr. Ellen Reynolds began offering a special lunch with Ensworth’s beloved Therapy Dog Fluff.
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  • Grade 3 letters

    Tuskegee Airman Gets 100th Birthday Cards from Grade 3

    Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, is turning 100. After a long life, he feels grateful for what he has and says he does not need any presents, just birthday cards. The May and Royse classes granted him his wish.
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  • Super Saturday 2022

    Super Saturday Is This Saturday

    Make sure to get your Super Saturday admission wristbands, food tickets, t-shirts, and more before the big day, this Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m at the Frist Campus (7401 Highway 100).
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  • April

    service scholars presentation

    Service Scholars Tackle Wide Range of Issues

    Ensworth’s high school students teamed up with a wide range of local and national organizations to confront such issues as addiction, childhood disease, hunger, poverty, literacy, and water safety.
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  • March

    Owen Shaffer heart nebula

    High School Artist Wins National Award

    As we return from break, we always look forward to the announcement of National Award winners from the Scholastics Art and Writing competition.
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  • Amanda Farnsworth

    Women's History Celebrated in K–12

    Michelle Andrade
    The focus on the study of women’s lives, experiences, passions, successes, and dreams is not limited to March, although it offers an opportunity to set our gaze on such efforts.
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  • Seth Feman

    Ensworth Alums Lead Tennessee Museums

    In February, Dr. Seth Feman ‘93 was named Executive Director and CEO of Frist Art Museum, a role that brings him back to Nashville.
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  • February

    hbcu assembly

    Ensworth Celebrates Black History

    Michelle Andrade
    “If not us, then who, if not now, then when?”
    — John Lewis (U.S. Congressman and Former student at Nashville’s Fisk University & American Baptist College)
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  • January

    Year of the Tiger

    Chinese in the Spotlight for the Year of the Tiger

    Michelle Andrade
    World Languages are an integral part of Ensworth’s curriculum. Beyond the basics of studying phonetics and grammar, integration and examination of cultural norms and traditions have been key. Chinese was established at Ensworth in 2006.
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  • Julie Dretler and Shanna Belott

    FACES of the PA: Parent Ed Chairs Discuss Jessica Lahey

    We touched base with Parent Education Chair Shanna Belott and Parent Education Chair-Elect Julie Dretler to learn a little bit about them and why they are particularly excited about the upcoming event with Jessica Lahey, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.” The program is hosted by the Ensworth Parent Association in partnership with other area schools.
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  • MLK assembly at the high school

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

    Michelle Andrade
    Across both campuses, students, faculty, and staff commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students reflected on his life through various activities throughout the week.
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  • auction chairs

    FACES of the PA: Tiger Night Chairs

    Learn a little bit about Tiger Night Chairs Bonnie Cross, Lizzie Kappelman, Ansley Hampton, and Ashley Lane, and what they’re most excited about for the big event.
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  • senior capstones

    Four Seniors to Present Capstones on January 13

    Four students in the Class of 2022 will present the research findings of their Capstone projects on Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 PM in the Ingram Arts Center Theater.
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