University School of Nashville

Our Mission: 

University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence. 


University School of Nashville is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.

USN’s main campus is in the university area of Nashville, and a suburban 80 acre River Campus provides playing fields, an eight-lane track, eight tennis courts, and a wetland site for science research.

Enrollment: 1,050
Lower School Enrollment: 352
Middle School Enrollment: 314
High School Enrollment: 384
30% are students of color, and 20% are students from international families, representing 50 countries.
2015-2016 Tuition
Lower School, $18,757
Middle School, $21,133
High School, $21,879

Financial Aid
USN gives over $2.4 million in need-based financial aid to approximately 20% of the students.
AdvancEd (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
Organization Name: University School of Nashville
Address 1: 2000 Edgehill Avenue
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Nashville, Tennessee  37212
Type: Private
Number of Students: 1050
Lowest Grade: k
Highest Grade: 12
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