Exceptional education through a Christian worldview for PS-12
Christ Presbyterian Academy assists Christian families in helping students come to know God, evaluate all knowledge and all life by His truth, and live transformed by His truth for His glory.
Where love of learning begins
Nurturing curiosity and fostering wonder
Growing in self discovery and critical thinking
Challenging the intellect and embracing God-given talents
A community speaker series, free and open to the public
Rigorous and intentional programming at CPA advances student and family learning, engagement, and involvement supplementary to curricula
50+ camps in arts, athletics, and discovery. Open to the Nashville community for children grades PS-12.
Spiritual Life at CPA is central to all curricula, programming, administration, student, and family life of the school. Learn more.
By the Numbers
Equipping for the Future
“...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16
Having the flexibility to ask staff to stop and pray with and for my son has made ALL the difference between conventional schools and CPA.
Lynette Brinson, parent
After having been a teacher for a while, I can assure parents that the seeds you plant for children when they are 16 come to fruition when they are 30, 40, and 50.
Jennifer Christensen, faculty
CPA has given our children a wonderful place to build on the foundation of their faith. The faculty and staff are passionate, professional, and personable.
Rodney and Janice Burt, parents
CPA is intentionally geared towards faith, academics, and service. Here, our children are learning to be responsible and compassionate members of the community.
Trael and Elizabeth Webb, parents
Teaching history allows me critical conversations with students on human behavior, plight, and triumph, a deeper examination of life, all through the lens of the Gospel.
Dan Carpenter, faculty
CPA teachers embrace excellence in all that they do, but what brings us back every year is the relational depth in this community.
Kelli Shipman, parent
The teachers at CPA delight in helping my kids learn their unique identity in Christ. I have never seen teachers who care this deeply.
Heather Massie, parent
Teachers encourage students to be strong in their faith, to serve one another and others, and to have passion in their work.
Tiffany Benken, parent
Our relationship with faculty and staff is truly a partnership, resulting in ongoing growth in my own relationship with Christ, not only for my children, but for me as a parent.
Joda Foster, parent
Teachers often have more quality time with students than parents. There is a partnership between home, church, and school that exists to reflect the Gospel in every interaction.
David Filson, Pastor of Theology and Discipleship
Connection and relationship are key. We model, as a faculty, what it looks like to love God and love each other in this community.
Rhonda Smith, Head of Middle School
The community here pours into the lives of my kids, pushing them, rooting for them. It gives me so much assurance and support as a parent.
Wheat Teller, parent
Seeing students grapple with complex ideas is when I feel most positioned to stretch them. The growth process takes place in dozens of small moments every day.
Beth Graham, faculty
News & Events
Today, we grieve for The Covenant School (TCS) community together–not alone. As a faculty, staff, and parents ourselves, we feel alongside you the events of yesterday that grip us at drop-off, during the school day, pick-up, and at home.
There is deep overlap in the TCS and CPA school and church communities. Many of us lost close friends.
The CPA Upper School Media Arts program has seen a year filled with incredible projects, digital shorts, documentaries, special features, on-location shoots, promos, music videos, and more!
CPA has partnered with Show Hope Adoption Ministry to host the 2023 Hope for the Journey conference – a two-day educational summit on the teachings of Texas Christian University's Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and their extensive research on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) for trauma-informed parenting, teaching, and ministry.