Ensworth is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school.
Students
  • 1,141 Students (Lower School: 427, Middle School: 254, High School: 460)
  • 7:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Kindergarten represents 31 sending schools
  • Grade Five represents 13 sending schools
  • Grade Nine represents 29 sending schools
  • 19% are students of color
  • 52 zip codes represented
Faculty
  • 60% of faculty are female
  • 40% of faculty are male
  • 75% of faculty hold advanced degrees
Academics
  • More than 73 upper-level elective courses for juniors and seniors
  • Average class size is 15
  • Most high school classes are taught around discussion-based Harkness tables
  • Foreign language instruction at all grade levels
  • 24 AP Courses offered for 2018-19
Endowment & Financial Aid
  • Endowment total: Over $65 million
  • 16% of students receive aid; all aid given is need-based
  • 180 Financial Aid awards representing $2.9 million
Service Learning
  • Service Learning is integrated into the K-12 curriculum
  • The Class of 2016 interacted with more than 100 agencies during their years at Ensworth
  • International service opportunities have included Belize, Costa Rica, Kenya, Peru, India, and Tanzania
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
  • An on-staff registered dietitian helps develop menu plans, manage food allergies and dietary restrictions, and is available for individual counsel  
Athletics
  • High School athletic teams are fielded in 18 TSSAA sports (Div. IIAA) plus swimming & diving, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, and ice hockey
  • Team State Championships in girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, girls’ lacrosse, volleyball, football, girls’ golf and individual State Champions in bowling, track, golf, and swimming
  • 75 Ensworth alumni are currently playing collegiate sports; 2 alumni are playing in the NFL
  • Middle School teams are fielded in 13 sports, with 95% participation and a no-cut team policy
Accreditation
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
“Ensworth instilled in me a curiosity of the world that I still have today. I want to know why things are the way they are.”
–Will Connelly ’93