Franklin is home to many excellent schools that are sure to suit every educational need your family may have. The area offers superb public schools, private schools, colleges and universities. The Franklin community is dedicated to providing a safe and encouraging environment where all students can grow and achieve their goals on a daily basis.
Public School Districts
Franklin Special School District
The Franklin Special School District a K-8 school system with approximately 3,900 enrolled students. Students are served by seven schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a balanced calendar K-8 school. For a list of all schools please visit: Franklin Special School District
Williamson County School District
Williamson County Schools is a K 12 school district with more than 28,600 enrolled students. There are 37 schools: 8 high schools, 7 middle schools, 21 elementary schools, and one K 8 school.
The Williamson County Schools is a student-centered, academically enriching district that supports the collaborative educational efforts of students, teachers, staff, and community.
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Franklin Private Schools
The following information is sourced from Battle Ground Academy For this and more information, please follow the link.
BGA has a history and tradition of being a leader in independent school education. A kindergarten through twelfth grade school, BGA has over 960 students. Our mission is focused on offering a college preparatory education dedicated to developing the intellectual, moral, physical, and creative aspects of each student. We also believe in service learning opportunities that enhance the student experience.
While our foundation is on academics, a range of programs and activities take center stage during the year. Athletics, arts, numerous student organizations and community service opportunities all contribute significantly to the BGA experience.
As a regional school, students come to BGA from several middle Tennessee counties including Williamson, Davidson, Maury, Dickson, Rutherford and Marshall.
Battle Ground Academy offers many exceptional programs for students. The Legatus program offers Upper School Students the opportunity to serve as ambassadors of BGA. The College Counseling Program provides assistance to students and their families in the college search, application and decision-making process with the goal that each student will attend a college or university that is a good match for him or her. The Breakfast Club-Link Program is a student/teacher advisory program for all freshman students. Each student is assigned to a group with eight or nine other freshman. These Link Groups meet on a regular basis with their faculty Link leader with the purpose of creating a social network among students at all grade levels.
The following information is sourced from Benton Hall School For this and more information, please follow the link.
At Benton Hall School, we understand and celebrate that all human beings are different. Different in the ways we perceive the world. Different in the ways we express our feelings. Different in the way we relate to others. We have always understood that some students also learn differently than others. Rather than forcing out of the box learners to conform to traditional teaching styles, classroom decorum and academic formulas, we believe it’s important to offer these special children a learning environment that is as individual as they are themselves.
The following information is sourced from Franklin Classical School For this and more information, please follow the link.
Franklin Classical School (FCS) began in 1992 as a one-course home school supplement taught by Dr. George Grant. Since then, the school has flourished with a reputation as a pioneer in Classical Christian education. FCS is now an independent, private, Christian school where Dr. Grant continues as President, Founder, and Humanities teacher.
FCS offers a full curriculum for grades 5-12. Our college preparatory curriculum allows students to graduate with all necessary state credits, yet the school is still structured so that parents may choose to home school for select subjects.
Ithaka Montessori School
1261 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
The following information is sourced from New Hope Academy For this and more information, please follow the link.
New Hope Academy seeks to break the cycle of poverty and bring racial reconciliation by providing a unique educational experience to elementary school students and families that bring together the different economic, racial and social cultures in the community. The vision of New Hope Academy is to:
• Give glory and honor to God
• Erase cultural, racial and economic barriers by celebrating the uniqueness of each student
• Disciple and nurture each student as a beloved child of God
• Cultivate wisdom in each student and inspire a heart of service
• Teach through the lens of a Biblical worldview
• Build relationships that cross all man-made barriers
• Instill knowledge, understanding and wisdom through a classical education approach
• Plant the NHA vision throughout the world for His name’s sake
Willow Hall Academy
(The following information is sourced from https://www.willowhallacademy.com. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Willow Hall Academy is a private nonsectarian school for children from 1st grade through 8th grade. It is primarily for children who learn differently. It is also for children desiring a small classroom in a unique setting. Willow Hall Academy offers the same academic courses as most other schools. However, the teaching methods are designed to accommodate individual learning styles. Our teachers are trained to teach techniques and strategies that will enhance the learning of all. The school is located on Carter's Creek Pike in Franklin (6.2 miles south of the Williamson County Administrative Complex).
(The following information is sourced from https://www.brightstone.org. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Our desire is to assist in the life journey of adults who live each day with a developmental disability who can live and work in their community when provided assistance. We want to accomplish this by providing for their total life needs - job, home, recreation, social, physical, health - in a God-centered, caring environment.
Bright Stone is a resource in the community founded to provide for the multiple needs of adults who are developmentally disabled.
Colleges Near Franklin
(The following information is sourced from https://www.vanderbilt.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Today, Vanderbilt University is a private research university of 6,378 undergraduates and 5,229 graduate and professional students. The university comprises 10 schools, a distinguished medical center, a public policy center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The university is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top 20 universities by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, with several programs and disciplines ranking in the top 10.
The combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.
An independent, privately supported university employing nearly 2,700 full-time faculty and a staff of over 17,500, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer in the state.
Tennessee State University
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Tennessee State University, located in Nashville, is a major, comprehensive urban land-grant institution offering 45 bachelor's degrees and 24 master's degrees. Doctoral degrees are offered in seven areas: biological sciences, psychology, public administration, curriculum and instruction, administration and supervision, and computer information systems engineering and physical therapy. Founded in 1912, the university has been listed for the past thirteen years in the U.S. News & World Report “Guide to America's Best Colleges.”
(The following information is sourced from https://www.argosy.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
To succeed in today's competitive workforce, you need a solid foundation of knowledge - and the power to put it to work. And that's exactly what an Argosy University education offers.
Drawing upon our more than 30-year history of granting degrees in professional psychology, Argosy University has developed a curriculum that focuses on interpersonal skills and practical experience alongside academic learning. Because getting a degree is one thing. Succeeding, quite another.
We offer Doctoral, Master's, and Bachelor's degrees in four major disciplines through our College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, and College of Health Sciences. Our College of Health Sciences also offers Associate's degree programs. Please note that not all degree programs are offered at all locations.
The Actor’s School
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Whether you're a seasoned performer or have an untapped passion you'd like to pursue, The Actor's School will give you the skills, confidence, and experience you need to succeed. Classes are structured on techniques that will help you advance in the real world, taught by people who have been there. All of our instructors work in the film or entertainment industries in various capacities and wish to share their valuable experience with you.
O’More College of Design
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O'More College of Design is a four-year, accredited post-secondary institution awarding bachelor of fine arts degrees in Interior Design; Fashion Design & Merchandising; and Visual Communications.
The inspiring setting, coupled with O'More's intensive, individualized design instruction, provides students with an unparalleled educational foundation upon which to build a career in design. The O'More faculty is largely comprised of leaders in the design industries and working professionals who bring first-hand knowledge of the latest trends and technologies into the classroom. An average class size of eight, non-traditional facilities, the best internships, field trips to major metropolitan markets, global research and travel, educational service projects and participation in national design organizations... all result in O'More graduates who develop superior understanding of purposeful design.
Williamson Christian College
(The following information is sourced from https://www.williamsoncc.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Williamson Christian College provides quality education in a Christian environment with an emphasis on leadership and community service. The entire Williamson Christian College family is dedicated to providing the resources necessary for you to be a successful student as well as a lifelong learner. You will find that our faculty and staff feel a strong sense of calling to be here. They have a desire to serve others based upon their strong Christian faith.
(The following information is sourced from https://www.lipscomb.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Lipscomb University delivers a complete education characterized by a distinctive integration of Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. This complete education, which includes liberal arts studies and professional preparation, does not suggest a finished education. Rather, it reflects Lipscomb’s commitment to the comprehensive development of each student — spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically — to prepare graduates for life and eternity.
(The following information is sourced from https://www.fisk.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Fisk University provides a rich academic experience steeped in the liberal arts tradition. Our faculty and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth. We are committed to ethical leadership and engagement in our local and global communities
• U.S. News & World Report recently moved Fisk to rank 118 and into tier one in its 2008 rankings of 266 American liberal arts institutions.
• A recent National Science Foundation study revealed that Fisk alumni earned more doctorate degrees in the natural sciences than African-American graduates from any other college or university in the nation.
• Fisk has an annual economic impact of $42 million on its local community.
• Fisk ranks in the top 23% of all institutions in the United States receiving federal science and engineering research funds.
• For the past ten years, Money Magazine has included Fisk on its “100 Best College Buys” list.
• Fisk ranks in the top-fifty baccalaureate institutions in producing African-American science and engineering doctoral degree recipients.
• For the sixteenth-consecutive year, Fisk has been selected for inclusion to the “Best 361 Colleges” by the Princeton Review.
• Over 10% of Fisk’s 2006 & 2007 graduating classes (the maximum allowed) were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts society.
• Fisk is ranked 1st of moderately selective colleges when it comes to graduating low-income students.
Columbia State Community College
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Columbia State Community College is Tennessee's first two-year college, with five convenient campuses and offering more than 50 programs of study. Every year hundreds of students graduate, and either join the workforce in their field or move on to a four-year school.
Columbia State offers both online and in-class courses, in both credit and non-credit formats. Columbia State is part of the TJCCAA sports association, and has nationally-recognizd baseball, softball and basketball teams. The college is also home to popular Middle Tennessee arts venues, such as the Cherry Theatre and the Pryor Art Gallery.
(The following information is sourced from https://www.belmont.edu. For this and more information, please follow the link.)
Belmont University’s fast-growing community of nearly 4,800 students comes from almost every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Our purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 75 areas of study, 12 master’s programs and three doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.
Watkins College of Art & Design
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Watkins College of Art & Design offers a studio-based curriculum, supported by a strong academic foundation. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges the student to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential.