St. Cecilia Academy

Basic Information

Address: 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN
County: TN
Phone Number: 6152984525
President: Sister Dominic, O.P.
Principal: Sister Anna Laura, O.P.

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Additional Information

School Type: Private
Founded: 1860
Ages/Grades: 7-12 grades
School Size: 300
Classroom Size: 13
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

High School: $21,503 Junior High: $19,330

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

Adventure Crew, Ambassador Board, Art Club, Best Buddies, St. Cecilia Dance Company, Forensics Team, Honors Groups, Liturgy and Retreat Ambassadors, Mary's Meals, Math Team, Pep Club, Robotics Team, Service Club, School Publications, Sodality (Christian Devotion and Service), Theatre Guild, World Languages Club, Youth in Government

Mission Statement:

Exercising its mission on the foundation of the life and teaching of the Catholic Church, St. Cecilia Academy ennobles young women, equips them to excel, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world. (Mt. 28:19-20)
Programs and Services:

The Dominican tradition rests on the four pillars of prayer, study, community and service.
From its earliest foundations the Dominican Order held study and the pursuit of truth as one of its highest ideals. Eight centuries later, that ideal is still lived in the hearts and minds of the St. Cecilia community. Study for the things of this life and study for the life to come form a focused, joyful environment that provides confidence and a sense of security for the young women who cross its portals year after year.

Every aspect of the life and mission of St. Cecilia Academy finds its origin and goal in faith in God and reliance on divine grace. Created in God’s image, each student possesses an inherent dignity and a vocation to know the truth and love the good.

All faiths are respected at St. Cecilia, and every student is encouraged to develop her own relationship with God. The Dominican presence on campus has a profound effect on our students. Education is the basis of the Dominican heritage, and for over 700 years, the Dominican Sisters have used their teaching skills, along with their gifts of love, patience, and understanding, to educate young minds. Every girl at St. Cecilia benefits from the wisdom and inspiration the Sisters bring to the Academy.

“As daughters of the Church and in devotion to her, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia strive to be faithful to her teachings and to lead a life of zeal, engaging in apostolic activity penetrated by a religious spirit. We live for the Church, and by serving her we enter into the mystery of Christ.” (Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation)

Social Media:

Facebook: @StCeciliaAcademy
Twitter: @StCeciliaAca
Instagram: @stceciliaacademy
Pinterest: @stceciliaacademynashville