Celebrating 50 Years of Transformational Education
When Carol and Bobby Henderson asked Westminster Presbyterian Church in 1968 to consider opening a school that would serve their son and others like him, they never imagined that this school would become a global leader in the education of students with learning differences. Over the past 50 years, thousands of Middle Tennessee students and their families have had a transformational learning experience.
Effectively educating students with learning differences is complex and challenging but Currey Ingram Academy has shown it’s possible. From the inception of Westminster School of Nashville in 1968 and continuing with Currey Ingram Academy, we have always believed that it’s possible for students to learn and to achieve their fullest potential.
Our work remains critical. Research tells us that approximately one in five students has a learning disability, such as dyslexia or ADHD. Students with these learning diagnoses often struggle in the typical educational settings.
At Currey Ingram, the core of our DNA is truly understanding that students learn differently. Thus, we employ an evidence-based, individualized, structured and multisensory instructional approach. With class sizes between 2-10 students, depending on the grade and the subject, we ensure students are consistently in a learning group that aligns with students’ needs. Our students experience the joy of academic success, often for the first time in their lives.
Throughout our history, visionary leaders, dedicated teachers and committed families have made it possible for our students to achieve their fullest potential. Since starting a high school in 2002, our graduates have embarked on success in college and careers. They are entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders from coast to coast.
Our resilient graduates are well-rounded, creative, and dedicated individuals. They have developed the skills to think critically, to advocate for themselves and others, to persevere, participate and collaborate. In all that they do, they are young adults who are poised to make a difference in their communities.
Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-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).