Education costs are rising nationwide for public schools and private schools. This fact is no different at Columbia Academy. As our expenses increase, we know that many families are struggling with similar economic realities of our times. That’s why we have worked so diligently to keep our costs lower than the average private school tuition while still maintaining advanced technology and challenging and diverse opportunities for our students. We believe that we are the best educational value in the state of Tennessee – find out for yourself, but we think you’ll agree.

Tuition and Fees

New Student Online Application/ Testing Fee
$100 (Non-refundable)

New Student Enrollment Fee
$400 (Non-refundable – includes a $200 deposit toward tuition)

2024-25 Tuition
Jr. K – K $9,130
Grades 1-3 $9,430
Grades 4-6 $9,850
Grades 7-9 $10,730
Grades 10-12 $11,100

Book and Technology Fee
K – Grade 6 – $250
Grades 7 – 8 – $450
Grades 9 – 12 – $550

*Most field trips and supplemental insurance during the school day, school activities, and athletics are also included in the tuition rate. Admission to all home athletic contests during the regular season is also included for students.

Optional Expenses
Extended Day Care (Preschool – 6th Grade) – $800

Transportation Expense (Spring Hill, Chapel Hill, Hickman County, Giles County and Franklin round trip transportation available) – $900

Payment Schedule

Annually – June 1 ($100 Discount if paid no later than June selected draft date)

Semi-Annually – July & December

Monthly – 10 payments July – April monthly

Monthly – 12 payments June – May monthly

Family Discounts

Second Child – $300
Additional Children – $750 per child

Financial Aid

Columbia Academy can offer partial tuition assistance to students entering K-12 based on aid funds available and demonstrated family need. A student must apply for admission before applying for financial aid. An online application is then submitted for processing.

A summer work study program is also available for enrolled students entering into grades 9-12.

Please call the Business Office at (931) 388-5363 for more information or click here to send an email for more information.