Guide to Chattanooga Private School Open Houses

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Chattanooga Private Schools

Belvoir Christian Academy

Belvoir Christian Academy

Open House Dates: The next open house date will be some time over the summer, but tours are still offered daily between 9:30 and 2 p.m. 

A private Christian school serving Infants, ages six weeks – 8th grades – BCA is fully accredited and offers a complete academic program starting in Pre-K1. We have been educating students in the Chattanooga area since 1887, providing a solid foundation academically and spiritually to prepare them to attend the college-preparatory high school of their choice.

(BCA) is fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation and AdvancEd. In addition to focusing on academic excellence and spiritual growth for each child, BCA is able to offer individual attention in a family-oriented environment. Sports opportunities include volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country and track. Students may also participate in extracurricular activities such as Tae Kwon-Do, gymnastics, ballet, choir, piano and voice lessons.

The school also offers year-round child care through its on-campus Christian Children’s Center for infants ages six weeks to early age three, preparing them for success in the full academic programs for pre-k3/4, kindergarten, elementary and middle school levels. 

Families may schedule a tour any weekday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or they may visit one of our evening open houses, offered most months of the year (4 – 7 p.m.) For more information, contact Emily Patton in admissions at 423.622.3755, ext. 12 or [email protected].

800 Belvoir Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37412


Brainerd Baptist

Open House Dates: Call or email to schedule a tour

Since 1953 it has been the mission of Brainerd Baptist School to provide a high-quality, comprehensive academic program in a loving Christian environment.  Our school, serving grades PreK3-5th, is dedicated to the belief that young people need both strong educational and spiritual guidance to grow into adults who will be positive contributing influences in the community and world.  

K3, K4, K5:  Our K3 curriculum is literature based. Students develop crucial gross and fine motor skills while learning through creative play!  In K4, our students are exposed to reading, math, art, physical education, technology, music, library, Bible and Spanish. Our K5 program is traditional kindergarten where the foundation for independent reading, phonics, and math skills is formed.  These students will also participate in fine arts classes, such as: art, physical education, technology, music, library, Bible and Spanish.

1st-5th:  The accelerated approach that is offered at Brainerd Baptist School prepares our students not only to be accepted at the best schools in Chattanooga, but to excel at those schools once they get there. We utilize research-based programs so as to equip students to think deeply, critically and be able to transfer skills across the curriculum. All students will also participate in fine arts classes, such as: art, physical education, technology, music, library, Bible and Spanish. Additionally, our students also have STEM, coding, chess, cooking, and carpentry as a part of their academic days. 

Sports: volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country and track

Extracurricular Activities: Martial Arts, gymnastics & athletic prep, ballet, soccer, choir, piano, guitar, voice lessons, cooking, STEAM, chess and more

Also Offered:  Before Care, Extended Day & Summer Camp

Brainerd Baptist School is accredited through the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), is a member of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS) as well as the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Families may schedule a tour online at or calling (423) 622-3873.  

300 Brookfield Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411


Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Open House for Pre-K through 8th grade Parents and Students

Founded in 1937, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is an elementary parochial school serving Catholic and non-Catholic families, welcoming children of all faiths in grades Pre-K3 through 8th. O.L.P.H., along with all ten Diocesan Schools, is accredited through AdvancED/SACS/. We are part of a system of excellence, meeting AdvancED’s high standards of achievement. O.L.P.H. is a Tennessee State certified Catholic School.

Along with our challenging standards-driven core curriculum and our strong religion program, our students (PreK through eighth grades) receive a rich arts and technology education. Our technology program includes One-to-One Chromebooks for the middle school and multiple iPad labs available for use in the elementary classrooms. Teachers also have access to our certified Nature Explore Outdoor classroom where students learn through play and exploration.

We also offer a variety of enrichment programs and a full time after school program. There are many opportunities to participate in competitive athletics including football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf, track and field, cross country, tennis and cheerleading.

In addition to the Open House listed above, Private family tours and student shadowing days may be arranged by calling Teresa Hennen in the admissions office at (423) 698-3274 or emailing [email protected]

505 South Moore Road Chattanooga, TN 37412


St. Jude School

St. Jude School

Open House Dates: Call and schedule a tour!

St. Jude School continues to accept applications for the  2020 – 2021 school year. We welcome the opportunity to share our story and our spirit with you. We schedule tours on an ongoing basis and will work with you and around your schedule. We invite you to join us at following event, by just calling to RSVP and providing us with some basic information.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Kindergarten Open House If you would like to be a member of the St. Jude Class of 2029, please join us in the Kindergarten Suite for an opportunity to explore our classrooms and meet the teachers. Find out about our excellent academic program, low student/teacher ratio and our success in educating the whole child.

To RSVP, ask about additional events or to receive information please contact our Admissions Director, Kathie Preston at 423-877-6022 or [email protected].

Catch the Spirit at St. Jude School!

930 Ashland Terrace
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415


St. Nicholas School 

Campus Tour Dates: Call to schedule!

Located on a beautiful, wooded, 24-acre campus in the East Brainerd community, St. Nicholas School is an independent Episcopal school for boys and girls in preschool through 5th grade. Founded in 1958 as a neighborhood kindergarten at Grace Episcopal Church, St. Nicholas has grown into a unique educational community of cottage-based classrooms that provides focused settings for integrated learning. Our Early Learning Center offers a nature-based program that is Reggio Emilia-inspired.  Our curriculum focuses on hands-on learning and builds problem-solving, collaboration and creative thinking skills.

St. Nicholas School offers after-school enrichments, a comprehensive summer camp, a woodworking program, foreign language, and year-round gardening programs. St. Nicholas nurtures the whole child, integrating spiritual, artistic, and physical development.

Come and see for yourself!

Contact Cori Hasden, Admission Director at [email protected]

7525 Min Tom Drive Chattanooga, TN 37421  


Check out these other schools websites for their upcoming open houses in fall and spring:

Baylor School

Hickory Valley Christian Academy

Notre Dame High School 

Silverdale Baptist Academy

St. Peter’s Episcopal School

The Bright School

The Montessori School

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