2017 Guide to Chattanooga Private Schools, MDO, Preschools, Kindergartens, and Daycares

Guide to Chattanooga MDO and Preschools

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Chattanooga Christian SchoolNavyAcademic

Location: 3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Website: www.ccsk12.com

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

Brainerd Baptist SchoolKM-Ad-03

Location: 300 Brookfield Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37411

Website: http://www.brainerdbaptistschool.org/

Ages: K3 – 5th Grade

Brainerd Baptist School has a long standing history in the Chattanooga area. From our humble roots as a Kindergarten program in 1953 to our standing as one of the premier primary education programs in Chattanooga in 2016. Elementary education is the only thing we care about.

Our challenging academic curriculum lets them explore a variety of new subjects in a comfortable and familiar environment. By middle school, their strengths, learning styles and interests have coalesced, and our graduates tell us they feel prepared and are confident in themselves and their abilities to find their way at the next step.  We also work closely with the schools that our students transition school to make sure our students are successful at the next stage of their education. From our K3 program where students learn their numbers in English and Spanish to our 5th grade program where we prepare students to excel at whatever middle school they choose.

The ages of 3 to 11 are some of the most important years in a child’s life. When a student hurts due to a death, illness, or a difficult family situation, we hurt. When a student rejoices over an important milestone, we rejoice. Brainerd Baptist School is much more than a school, it’s a family.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call 423.622.3873 or visit www.brainerdbaptistschool.org.


The Bright SchoolBS Logo Square copy

Location: 1950 McDade Lane Chattanooga, TN 37405

Website: http://www.brightschool.com

Ages: Junior Pre-K – 5th Grade


The Bright School, founded in 1913 by educator Mary Gardner Bright, develops a life-long love of learning and offers a safe and nurturing environment with an innovative and child-centered curriculum. Special areas such as art, woodshop and physical education provide hands-on learning. Our school has families representing more than 20 nationalities and motivates children to become wise and compassionate citizens of the world.

Contact Admissions Director Brooke Moore at [email protected] or 423-267-8549 for more information or to schedule a tour and visit.



Belvoir Christian AcademyBCA 1

Location: 800 Belvoir Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37412

Website: bcalions.org

Phone: 423-622-3755

Email: [email protected]

Ages: Infants-8th Grade

Founded: 1887, Total Students: 160 (for 2015-2016), Avg. Class Size: 12

Religious Affiliation: Christian (Lutheran), Tuition: call for the 2016-2017 rates for Infants-8th grade, Uniforms: K – middle school only

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. (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 and cross-country. Students may also participate in extracurricular activities such as Tae Kwon-Do, gymnastics, ballet, choir, piano and voice lessons and the Bricks 4 Kidz club. The school also offers year-round child care through its on-campus Christian Children’s Center for infants ages 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.

Primrose Schools of ChattanoogaPrimrose

Two locations:  5170 Preschool Lane, Hixson, TN 37343

1619 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Websites: http://www.primrosehixson.comhttp://www.primroseeastbrainerd.com/

Ages: 6 Weeks to 4 Years (Pre-K), Afterschool Program p/u available at select elementary schools

At Primrose Schools of Chattanooga we believe that with the right foundation, anything is possible. It is with this belief that we strive to build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts for all children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Our balanced learning approach fosters an appreciation not only for academics but character development as well. This summer is exciting as we offer Summer Camp for school age children ages 5 thru 10. Each week offers a new thematic unit of learning with fun filled programs and field trips.




The Montessori SchoolMontessori School

Location: 300 Montessori Way Chattanooga, TN 37404

Website: www.themontessorischool.net

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, kindergarteners, elementary and middle school students. We also offer before and after care for busy parents.

Woodland Park PreschoolWoodland Park Preschool

Location: 6735 Standifer Gap Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 899-9186

Website: http://woodlandpark.org/woodland-park-preschool/

Ages: 3 months to 4 years old

Woodland Park Preschool is a ministry of Woodland Park Baptist Church. We offer programs for children of all backgrounds, ages 3 months to 4 years old. Our staff is committed to helping our children achieve academic, spiritual, and social success in a Christian environment. We know that children learn and develop in a variety of ways, so our talented staff offers a wide range of age-appropriate educational activities. We believe that learning can best be accomplished in a safe and loving atmosphere in which a child’s individual needs are met, allowing a child to develop a good self-image as they begin to explore the many aspects of learning.




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)

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)

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 


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)

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. Timothy Episcopal on Signal Mountain

Soddy Daisy

New Salem Baptist (6 weeks to Pre-K)

Stuart Heights Baptist (12 months to Pre-K)


Boynton UMC B-Kidz Day Out