What Parents are Saying...
"The Academy for G.O.D. is a dream school. The love, care, patience and intuitive problem solving that the teachers and staff show to each individual is a gift to our family. My husband and I currently have four children in the academy, and each one of them is excited to get to school everyday. They have learned character traits that celebrate one another, and help those who are in need. They are encouraged in the beautiful responsibility of being a light, a source of love and kindness, and contributing to the world around them. I love the variety of classes that each of my kids get to experince. I am a thankful momma."
- Lindsay H., Academy Parent
"The Academy provides our children with my family’s top three priorities in education: a foundation of Scripture in everything they do; focusing on each child’s uniqueness and highlighting their strengths; and an environment where God-centered relationships flourish. It has also exceeded our expectations in community and relationships. The school feels like family, not just to us as parents, but to our children as well. Our children are always anxious to get to school each day and disappointed when school is not in session. We are beyond grateful to be a part of the Academy for G.O.D."
- Susan B. Academy Parent
"Words hardly seem adequate to express how thankful we are for The Academy for G.O.D. In a matter of weeks, our daughter dramatically improved in her ability to read, write, and think critically. It was astounding, and she LOVES it! In public school, every day was a struggle. She didn’t want to go, and I honestly could not see how it was helping her. Our experience this year almost brings me to tears, because she is thriving.
The teachers are passionate and dynamic, and teach the students in creative ways that encourage the children to do more than memorize data, but to truly engage in the material. The teachers value the students as individuals and recognize their learning style and specific needs. Additionally, our daughter is learning about ethical behavior. She is learning values that affect how she acts with her sisters at home. It’s a beautiful thing to see and my husband and I are extremely grateful that we could be part of this."
- Academy Parent
What Teachers are Saying...
"Teaching at The Academy for G.O.D. has opened my eyes to the possibilities that exist for children's education. If that sounds like a big statement, that’s because it is. Coming from a traditional public school background I was unaware of anything like play based education. For example, I have never known another elementary school to offer a course on building, so teaching “Fundamentals of Building" to elementary age students presents numerous challenges. How do I keep my students safe? How do I make building relevant to their age and appropriate to their world? Having a play based form of education gives me many more opportunities to be creative in order to overcome the challenges I face. The teachers and administration have gone above and beyond to help me as a new (to elementary age) teacher develop my curriculum."
"What I like best about teaching at The Academy for G.O.D. extends beyond the classroom. Although time is spent learning the fundamentals of construction, building requires more than the ability to swing a hammer or twist some wires. I also have opportunities to teach strong character lessons such as generosity, hard work, perseverance and loving your neighbor. Knowing that these same lessons are being taught by the other teachers who share the vision of our school makes this school something very unique. Although I get to teach students the things that are in my heart, it is ultimately my goal for students to become more like Christ. After all, J.C. was a carpenter."
The Academy for G.O.D.
401 Center Street, Old Hickory, TN 37138, (615).722.7107