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Welcome to St. Nicholas School. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about St. Nicholas and the excellent and unique academic experience our program offers. Exploring educational opportunities for your child is exciting, and we look forward to sharing in this experience with you.  

St. Nicholas recognizes that the elementary school years are a critical time for the development of intellectual curiosity as well as social, emotional, and physical growth. Our program provides a stimulating academic environment through which children grow intellectually, realizing personal creativity and competency. During their years at St. Nicholas, youngsters develop self-confidence in themselves and a respect for the diversity of the world around them.  

Our comprehensive curriculum ensures that the St. Nicholas educational program is unparalleled in content and approach. In all areas, St. Nicholas students meet or surpass national standards and benchmarks. Core subjects include language arts, social studies, math, and science taught daily in small classroom settings that encourage investigation, inquiry, and collaboration. Interdisciplinary studies are also central to the course of study. Language arts is coordinated with social studies, and science education is blended with mathematics. Foreign language, music, physical education, and art are woven throughout the curriculum while technology is integrated across all disciplines. Our Early Learning Center offers a nature-based program that is Reggio Emilia-inspired.  Our curriculum focuses on hands-on learning and builds problem-solving, collaboration and creative thinking skills

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Classes are intimate with a structure that optimizes interactions between teacher and student. Children also work in small groups and enjoy hands-on learning. The curriculum is grounded in the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies and complemented by instruction in foreign language, art, music, library, physical wellness, and technology.  

In the Episcopal tradition, St. Nicholas believes in the importance of spiritual growth and of building a community of individuals who are kind, honest, cooperative, self-reliant, and compassionate. 

The best way to experience St. Nicholas is to visit our 24-acre campus. Please call our office at 423.899.1999 to schedule an admission tour or to inquire further about our admission process. Thank you again for your interest in St. Nicholas. We look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Gooden
Director of Admissions and Enrollment
[email protected]

ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL 7525 Min Tom Drive | Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 | ph: (423).899.1999 | fax: (423).899.0109 | [email protected]

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Admission Applications

Currently accepting applications for the
2022-2023 school year

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