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A K-12 Community Students First

At USN, you’ll find an inclusive and diverse educational community committed to academic excellence where faculty engage K-12 classrooms with a student-centered approach.

In USN's classrooms, studios, and fields, students build confidence and skills to stretch beyond their limits and find their voices. Our K-12 community members embrace new learning opportunities and creative experiences, thrive in challenging courses, voice thoughtful opinions, and lead change-making efforts.

Quick Facts & Figures

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  • 1,081

    students K-12
  • 88

    acres across two campuses
  • 14

    average High School class size
  • 52

    countries represented by USN families

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In each classroom K-12, a student-centered approach to education drives our dedicated faculty. In turn, USN students thrive academically, athletically, and artistically to their highest potential.

Ready to experience University School of Nashville for yourself?
We invite you to inquire, schedule a tour to visit our campus, and complete an application.

Admissions Timeline Overview

 
  • November 18, 2023: USN Preview Day for prospective families
  • December 10, 2023: Preliminary Online Application deadline with additional materials due in February. (We will continue to accept applications throughout the year)
  • January-February: Admissions Assessments by appointment for grades K-4
  • January-February: Applicant Interviews by appointment for grade 5
  • January 16 & 23, 2024: Applicant Interviews by appointment for grades 6-8
  • January 17 & 24, 2024: Applicant interviews by appointment for grades 9-12
  • February 4, 2024: Application materials deadline
  • February 4, 2024: New Family Financial Aid Application deadline. Please see our financial aid information.
  • March 2, 2024: Admissions decisions shared with families.

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    Scott Collins 05

    Director of Enrollment
    (615) 327-3812
    Vanderbilt University - Ed.D.
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
    Wofford College - BA
    At USN since: 2012
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    Madigan Wheelock 16

    Admissions Officer
    (615) 327-3812
    Wake Forest University - BA
    At USN since: 2020
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    Natalie Baker 

    Admin. Asst. Admissions Office
    (615) 327-3812
    Lipscomb University - BS
    At USN since: 2022
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    Kyron Buckner 

    Financial Services Director
    615-321-8009
    Middle Tenn State Univ. - BBA
    At USN since: 2009
  • Photo of Lucy Gibson

    Lucy Gibson 

    Admissions Officer, High School
    (615) 277-1131
    Georgetown University - BA
    At USN since: 2023

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USN 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.