Christ Presbyterian Academy


Head of School Nate Morrow

B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University


Christ Presbyterian Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

These words are facts to describe the Academy, but they are just descriptors and in no way capture the essence of our school community. As you investigate us through our website, take time to look at the life behind the words, and the humanity embedded in the pictures. Or as we would tell our English students, look beyond the pages. For this is what a CPA education is all about: shared life experiences that facilitate the transformation and maturity of the hearts and minds of young people.

At CPA, we realize that transformation and maturity are a process, and we deeply believe we, as a school, can play a significant role. Our holistic approach begins with creating a life-giving atmosphere - an atmosphere of pursuant love, reciprocal trust, and authentic relationships. This atmosphere facilitates rich and challenging shared experiences that teach skills essential for the 21st century world. When led by amazing educators who love students, this process develops and refines the character of each student, uniquely and according to his or her own design. This continued cycle of transformational education is how each student can mature in understanding who God is, discover and hone his or her God-given gifts, and begin to see a part in God’s larger story of redemption.

Ultimately, when they finish their journey in this place, our students will have learned how to integrate their faith and their work; they will confront issues of mercy and justice; understand the context of their life and how to live a public faith; and, by God’s grace, direction, and power, they will be effective in shaping and growing our contemporary culture for the renewal of His kingdom.

I invite you to visit our campus and learn more. Thank you for your interest in Christ Presbyterian Academy.

Soli Deo Gloria – To God Alone Be the Glory

Nathaniel H. Morrow
Head of School

2021-22 Board of Trustees

Hunter Connelly (Chair)
Bill Mooney (Vice Chair)
Doug Korn 
Scott Sauls 
Will Mayfield 
Leisha Nischan
Danny Herron 
Randy Hill 
Elizabeth Webb 
Olivia Bahemuka 
Raechel Myers 
Mac Purdy 
Hunter Nelson 
Katie Parker
Scott Greenwood 

Executive Leadership Team

Associate Heads of School

Matt Moore

Associate Head of School, Operations

Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, Security, Food Service, Information Technology, Risk Management

Dr. Marcia Sutton, Ed.D

Associate Head of School, Education

Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Arts, Athletics, Spiritual Life, Academics, Learning Services 

Educational Leadership Team

Division and Program Heads

Lauren Overbeek

Head of Preschool

Chris Harris

Head of Lower School

Rhonda Smith

Head of Middle School



Dr. Brandon Barkley

Head of Upper School 

Reverend Dr. David Filson, Ph.D

Pastor of Theology and Discipleship