IDEAs for the Future: The Campaign for Currey Ingram Academy

Currey Ingram Academy is embarking on a transformative journey with the launch of IDEAs for the Future: The Campaign for Currey Ingram Academy.

This bold venture is dedicated to constructing a cutting-edge Innovation, Design, Exploration, and Application (IDEA) Center. This isn’t just a campaign; it’s a declaration of the school’s commitment to revolutionize education. Imagine a space where innovation knows no bounds, where creativity intertwines seamlessly with technology, and where every student’s potential is unleashed. The IDEA Center is not merely a building—it’s a catalyst for greatness.

Reach Out to Learn More

If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss, have questions, or would like to make a gift, please contact Brad Akard, Director of Development at 615-777-4816.

Construction will begin on phase one in June 2024. Phase one will include site work for both phases. Each phase's priorities are outlined below.

Phase One:

List of 2 items.

  • Learning Hubs

    The classroom space in the IDEA Center will feature Division Learning Hubs. Each learning hub will be anchored by a circular classroom intentionally designed to promote collaboration and facilitate problem-based learning experiences. Surrounding each collaborative classroom will be a developmentally appropriate:

    • Design Lab
    • MakerSpace
    • Robotics Lab
    • Artificial Intelligence/Virtual Reality space 
  • Audio Visual Space

    There will be a designated Audio-Visual space adjacent to the Upper School Division Hub. This space will be primarily used by Upper School students in Cinematography, Broadcasting, and Performing Arts classes and clubs, but also available to all students via class projects, after school activities, and summer programming.  The Audio-Visual space brings the amenities of a Nashville recording studio to campus and will include:

    • Soundproof video recording room and video production suite
    • Soundproof audio recording room and audio production suite 

    Also included will be a:
    • Photography studio with dark room

Phase Two:

List of 1 items.

  • Performing Arts Auditorium

    A state-of-the-art, 500-seat auditorium will provide students—both onstage and backstage—the space they need to perform, design their productions, and showcase their talents. The auditorium will also allow our entire Currey Ingram community to gather for school assemblies, convocations, ceremonies, theatre productions, and major events. The auditorium will include a:

    • Proscenium stage with full wing space, curtains, and dressing rooms
    • Set design/woodworking space
    • Prop design studio
    • Costume design studio
    • Tech booth for sound, lighting and video
    • Large-scale paint studio

    We also look forward to opening the auditorium to serve the needs of our community beyond Currey Ingram Academy!

Committee Members

John Steele, Chair
Dr. Jeff Mitchell, Head of School
Kelly Fish
Brad Akard
Greg Bays
Steve Brophy
Ted Cornelius
Cindy Lasker Cowhey
Susan Hammer
Rob Harris
Eric Keen
Steve Kroeger
Jennifer Prewitt
Jon Price
Melissa Price
Molly Rollins
Steven Simmons

    • Main Floor

    • Lower Level

List of 1 items.

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary PreK-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tennessee, 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).