Christ Presbyterian Academy

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Christ Presbyterian Academy
Nashville, TN
Coordinates 36°03′01″N 86°52′42″W / 36.05028°N 86.87833°W / 36.05028; -86.87833Coordinates: 36°03′01″N 86°52′42″W / 36.05028°N 86.87833°W / 36.05028; -86.87833
Type Private
Motto "Soli Deo Gloria"
Religious affiliation(s) Presbyterian (PCA)
Established 1985
Headmaster Nate Morrow
Enrollment 1200+
Color(s) Purple and Gold
Athletics conference TSSAA - Division I
Mascot Lions
Accreditations SACS, ISNA

Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12 in Nashville, TN. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is affiliated with Christ Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.[1]


Christ Presbyterian Academy was established in 1985 as a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church for the education of the covenant children of Christ Presbyterian Church and, space permitting, those of other believers who would desire to educate them at the Academy. It began with a faculty and staff of 11 and with 124 children in grades K-6. The Academy doubled in size the next year and has experienced continued growth, adding grades and classes to develop a comprehensive preschool-12 program. Current enrollment is just over 1,200, with a faculty and staff of over 200.


The CPA athletics program encompasses students from the 5th grade through the 12th grade at the Academy. At the high school level, CPA is a member of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA); at the middle school level, CPA is a member of the Harpeth Valley Athletic Conference (HVAC). Led by Athletic Director Mike Ellson, the program seeks to teach students the fundamentals of physical development, teamwork, determination, and faith-based competition. The school mascot is a lion. The following varsity sports are offered at CPA:

• Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Soccer • Softball • Swimming • Tennis • Track & Field • Volleyball • Mountain Biking

The athletic program at CPA has grown to acquire many titles at the local and state level. Under the school’s motto “Soli Deo Gloria,” competition at every level is dedicated to Christ and His kingdom.


The CPA fine arts program includes Elementary through High School students, and seeks to offer creative expression and collaborative discovery through the arts. Led by Artistic Director Paula Flautt, students are encouraged to seek the character of God through color, light, form, rhythm, harmony, order and creation. The fine arts curriculum at CPA includes the following areas of study: • Broadcasting • Dance • Theatre • Visual Arts • Music


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