2018 Guide to Chattanooga Private Schools, MDO, Preschools, Kindergartens, and Daycares

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Chattanooga Christian School

Chattanooga Christian School

Ages: Age 3 – 12th Grade

The Lower School at Chattanooga Christian School is an enriching environment for students of all abilities to begin their academic learning in a full-day program. Students age 3 through 5th grade are challenged through an integrated course of study that maintains a Christ-centered focus in all subjects. With rich, diverse experiences woven into every facet of the core academic framework, our students in the Lower School have a wealth of unique exposure including – but certainly not limited to – painting, music, physical education, and recess (we commit 60 minutes of every day to physical activity, and we incorporate flexible seating); athletic programs; after school clubs; chapel services; and student life involvement with the broader school community made up of 1,200 students and over 250 staff, faculty, and administration. To learn more or to schedule a visit, call 423.265.6411 or visit www.ccsk12.com

3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37409


Belvoir Christian Academy


Ages: Infants-8th Grade

Founded: 1887
Total students: 162 (for 2017-2018)
Avg. class size: 12
Religious affiliation: Christian (Lutheran)
Tuition: Call for rates for 2018-2019. Inquire about our new Variable Tuition program.
Uniforms: yes (K-middle school)

Since 1887, Belvoir Christian Academy has been serving students in pre-school through eighth grade, providing a solid foundation academically and spiritually to prepare them to attend the college-preparatory high school of their choice. The school also offers year-round child care through its on-campus Christian Children’s Center for infants age six weeks to early age three, preparing them for success in the full academic programs for pre-K3/4, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school levels. BCA is fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation and AdvancEd. In addition to focusing on academic excellence and spiritual growth for each child, BCA is able to offer individual attention in a family-oriented environment. Sports opportunities include volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country and track. Students may also participate in extracurricular activities such as Tae Kwon-Do, gymnastics, choir, piano and voice lessons.


800 Belvoir Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37412


The Montessori School

Ages: Age 1- 8th Grade

The Montessori School provides a structured, challenging, and nurturing environment where children are given the skills to succeed in life.

We represent the best of educational innovation with goals firmly rooted in a Montessori curriculum and high moral standards, with visionary branches reaching into our children’s 21st century world. A true sense of community – parents, students, and staff as supporting members of the same team – completes the picture, offering a unique learning experience for all involved.

We offer programs for toddlers (one- and two-year-olds), preschoolers, kindergartners, elementary and middle school students. We also offer before and after care for busy parents.

300 Montessori Way Chattanooga, TN 37404


St. Nicholas School

Ages: Age PK-5th

Total students: 201, Avg. class size: 10–15

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Tuition: $10,927–$15,764 (varies by grade) Uniforms: no

Located on a beautiful, wooded, 24-acre campus in the East Brainerd community, St. Nicholas School is an independent Episcopal school for boys and girls in preschool through 5th grade. Founded in 1958 as a neighborhood kindergarten at Grace Episcopal Church, St. Nicholas has grown into a unique educational community of cottage-based classrooms that provides focused settings for integrated learning. St. Nicholas School offers after-school enrichments, a comprehensive summer camp, a woodworking program, and year-round gardening programs. St. Nicholas nurtures the whole child, integrating spiritual, artistic, and physical development.

f: (423) 899-0109 stns.org [email protected] Founded: 1958

7525 Min Tom Drive Chattanooga, TN 37421



Chattanooga Christian School

First Centenary UMC (6 weeks to 5 years)

Little Miss Mag (6 weeks to 5 years)

The Montessori School (1 year to 8th grade)

Northside Learning Center (1-4 years)

Siskin Children’s Institute (6 weeks to Pre-K)

St. Luke’s and St. Mark’s UMC (8 weeks to 4 years)

The Bright School

UTC Children’s Center at Battle (6 weeks to 5 years)

YMCA Downtown Location (1 to 5 years)


Belvoir Christian Academy (Infant to 8th grade)

Boyd Buchanan (Pre-K t0 12th grade)

Brainerd Baptist

First Cumberland Presbyterian Child Development Center (6 weeks to 4 years)


Bayside Baptist Church MDO (6 weeks to 6 years)

Best Beginnings

Ooltewah Baptist’s Creative Learning Program (2-5 years)

UTC Children’s Center at Brown Academy


Concord Baptist (6 months to 5 years)

Christ United Methodist

Grace Baptist Children’s Center (6 weeks-4 years old)

Grace Baptist Academy (Pre-K to 12th grade)

Hickory Valley Christian (Pre-K to 5th grade) 

Primrose of East Brainerd (Infant to Pre-K)

Ridgedale Baptist

Silverdale Baptist (Jr Pre-K: 3 years, Kindergarten-12th grade)

St. John’s United Methodist Church

St. Martin’s Episcopal (1 to 4 years)

St. Nicholas School  (Pre-K-5th grade)

Tyner United Methodist (12 months – PreK-4)

Woodland Park Mother’s Day Out (3 years to Kindergarten)


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School 

The Blessing Place


Abba’s House (6 weeks to Pre-K)

Best Beginnings

Burks United Methodist in Hixson (3 & 4 years)

Dallas Bay Baptist (6 weeks to Pre-K)

Grace Church of the Nazarene (6 weeks to Pre-K)

Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool (2 to 5 years)

Hixson First Baptist (1 to 5 years)

Hixson United Methodist (birth to Pre-K)

Middle Valley Academy (6 months-5 years with half day Kindergarten)

Primrose of Hixon (birth to Pre-K)

Rivermont Presbyterian (1 years to Pre-K)

St. Peter’s Episcopal School (2 years to 5th grade)

Stuart Heights Baptist (12 months to Pre-K)


Baylor School (6th grade to 12th grade) 


Mt. Carmel Baptist CDC (6 weeks to 5 years)

Signal Crest United Methodist (2 years to Pre-K)

Signal Mountain Christian School (Kindergarten to 5th grade)

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church (6 months to 5 years)

St. Augustine Catholic Church (3 years to 4 years)

St. Timothy Episcopal on Signal Mountain

Skyuka Hall (1st-10th grade)

Soddy Daisy

New Salem Baptist (6 weeks to Pre-K)

Stuart Heights Baptist (12 months to Pre-K)


Boynton UMC B-Kidz Day Out


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