The school’s 83-acre campus is located in an idyllic, pastoral area of Brentwood, Tennessee, locally known as Beech Creek Valley. The campus is just 11 miles from downtown Nashville and eight miles from the Franklin/Cool Springs area. The unique environment encourages teachers and students to explore all subject areas in new ways, through hands-on learning.

Director of Safety & Security

Charles "Chuck" DeMott serves as the Director of Safety and Security at Currey Ingram Academy. He came to Currey Ingram with a wide range of experience in various safety and security roles.

Mr. DeMott served on active duty with the U.S. Army for seven years, and had a 21-year career in federal law enforcement. He currently holds a U.S. Department of State Instructor rating as a weapons, tactics, unarmed combat, and security operations instructor. He is also a certified State of Tennessee Handgun Safety Instructor, a NRA handgun instructor, a threat de-escalation instructor, and he holds a State of Tennessee Security Guard license. Mr. DeMott is also trained in the use of chemical sprays, CPR, and first aid. He is prepared to respond to a wide range of emergencies including active shooter situations. He maintains all training ratings including semi-annual fire-arms qualifications and de-escalation training.

Chuck has a Bachelor's in accounting from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master's in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University. He has a graduate certificate in homeland security.

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    Charles DeMott 

    Director of Safety and Security

Our Campus Includes:

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  • Three academic buildings with classrooms designed with soothing colors, lighting and acoustics to create a calming environment that supports learning

  • A K-12 Learning Commons that merges our print collections with the latest in hands-on technology and virtual experiences (opened in August 2013)

  • A 40,000-square-foot athletic facility that includes two gyms, a strength and conditioning center, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a dance studio and more

  • A childcare program for infants through Pre-K. The program serves staff and faculty children, as well as children from the community

  • A college counseling center and student lounge (in the Upper School)

  • A Diagnostic Center open to Currey Ingram students and the public for psychoeducational evaluations and consultations

  • A state-of-the-art dining facility for grades K-12 (opened in August 2013) and a self-contained multipurpose room for grades K-4 that is used for assemblies, PE and aftercare activities

  • Five tennis courts, forest trails, a creek that doubles as a hands-on science lab, sports fields, and recreational areas

  • Music, theatre and art studios and a professional sound recording studio

  • Science labs in every Division, including an indoor/outdoor discovery lab in the Lower School

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Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary PreK-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).