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St. Nicholas School is an independent Episcopal day school for children, grades preschool through five and enrolls students from a variety of racial, religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. We began as a neighborhood preschool program at Grace Episcopal Church. Our programs expanded significantly in the early 1970s with the establishment of the Early Learning Center and with the addition of elementary grades. The first class of sixth graders graduated in 1978, and the school became separately incorporated in 1981.

The campus is located on 24 picturesque acres in the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga.  Facilities include classroom cottages, a gymnasium, a dining facility and a chapel/fine arts center.  Buildings also feature shelter rooms for storms and other emergencies.  Students enjoy walking trails, an extensive garden program, a swimming pool and multiple playgrounds.