School traditions are an important part of the Currey Ingram K-12 culture. Our traditions provide a sense of belonging, help build community and school spirit, create milestones, and give our students something to look forward to throughout the school year. Our traditions include spirit weeks, pep rallies, field days and more. Below are some traditions that are unique to Currey Ingram Academy.
Henderson House program, named in honor of Carol and Bobby Henderson, the founders of Westminster School of Nashville, the predecessor school to Currey Ingram Academy.
The purpose of the Henderson House program is to unify our K-12 community and to instill school pride and spirit. Each student, teacher, and staff member is assigned to one of four houses - Cedar (orange), Elm (yellow), Maple (blue) or Oak (red).
The House System is a long-held tradition at many schools (think Harry Potter). Students across all grade levels participate in a variety of academic, arts, athletic and community-building activities to earn points for their house. Each house will have two faculty/staff members and a student representative from each division to serve as house leaders. The houses will have their own colors, slogan and symbol. At the conclusion of the school year, the house with the most total points will receive the coveted Henderson House Cup, which will be displayed in Jennifer and Billy Frist Hall.
Celebrated in the fall and in the spring on the quad, Bandfest showcases themusical talents of our Middle School and Upper School students performing in our school rock bands. The entire school as well as parents gather on the quad for an afternoon of music. The rock bands are co-curricular programs in the Middle School and Upper School. Students meet after school with our music teachers. They perform covers as well as original songs. In addition to performing for Bandfest, the rock bands will also perform at local music venues throughout the year.
Each fall, Currey Ingram Academy hosts a Community Night for families from all Divisions. The night includes food, home athletic events, games, and ends with a movie in the quad!
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).