Academics

Welcome

The Currey Ingram Academy approach to education is entirely unique. We like to say we offer the best of both worlds - personalized instruction alongside a full host of arts, athletics and social opportunities, all on a beautiful 83-acre campus.

Small classes help to ensure that all Currey Ingram students receive a personalized education. From grades K through 12, students are grouped in small academic groups that fit their learning styles and abilities. Our approach is always evidence-based and designed to address both the needs and strengths of each student. We know how to teach a struggling writer, just as we know how to help a gifted science student move forward in difficult coursework well beyond his or her peers. We also know that this may, in fact, be the same child. Students often have gaps in their academic performance, and we know how to help address those gaps and move students forward on every level.

We weave the concept of the “growth mindset” into everything we do at Currey Ingram. Dr. Carol Dweck shares that “The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts” (Dweck, pg. 7). Each person who works with your child will approach teaching with this growth mindset while using methods and approaches that will support each student's growth in the cognitive, academic, social-emotional and physical aspects of development.

We know how to help your child succeed before the first day of school. Every student must obtain a psychoeducational evaluation before applying to Currey Ingram. This evaluation provides faculty and administrators with a deeper understanding of each student’s strengths, as well as his/her learning needs. We then implement unique teaching methods and strategies throughout the student’s day – in the classroom, in P.E., in drama class, etc. Teachers then use on-going assessments to drive their daily instruction.

At Currey Ingram Academy, every student has an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Currey Ingram faculty identify areas of need and strength and write ILP goals to represent a balance. Administrators and teachers carefully monitor the goals throughout the year. All teachers, whether teaching reading, music, sports or math, help each student understand what makes him/her unique and teach the student to advocate for him/herself. We offer four parent-teacher conferences each year to set and track these goals carefully. Students in grades 7-12 attend their own conferences, as well.

Students, faculty and staff make up a collaborative, professional learning community. This collaboration fosters confidence in the students and allows teachers to better understand a student’s (and a family’s) overall profile. The results are bright, confident young people who become their own advocates and are eager to learn.

Please carefully review the materials in each of our Division sections here. We have shared program details, videos, photos, handbooks, curriculum guides and more. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help ensure that every family considering a Currey Ingram Academy education is prepared with a full knowledge of how, exactly, we are a truly unique community of possibility and success.

Currey Ingram Academy

About Us

Located in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin, Currey Ingram Academy is a K-12 independent, college-preparatory day school for students with unique learning styles and/or learning differences. Since moving to this campus in 2002, the school has welcomed families from 32 states and eight countries who cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.