Ironwood Academy
As iron sharpens iron, so does one person sharpen another. Proverbs 27:17
Ironwood Academy is a hybrid program for parents who want more control over their child's educational experience. We combine the best of a homeschool tutorial and a flexible traditional school, offering college-preparatory courses in a Christian environment taught by the most qualified and engaging teachers.

Welcome! Enrollment for 2020 is now open. Thank you for your interest in Ironwood Academy!

We are a Christian, non-denominational, hybrid tutorial program for students in grades 1-12. We offer a new approach to parents who want more control over their child’s educational experience and who also want more time together as a family. Imagine a balance between homeschooling (but where we do the heavy lifting) and a progressive affordable private school with a flexible schedule. More like college, students attend classes three days a week and work independently or with assistance to complete their assignments. Our Instructors are certified teachers with advanced degrees who have a passion for the subjects they teach.

Students in grades 1-12 will attend classes on three days of the week: on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On those days, they will receive instruction in four required core academic areas–English, History, Math, and Science. In addition, the tuition covers one elective course, for a total of five (5) courses.

Come see us at the Homeschool Convention at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville this week and be sure to ask about our reduced tuition!

Tuition

Ironwood Academy is the fortunate recipient of a private grant that enables us to reduce our tuition.  The tuition rate is now just $7,400 which covers all four required core academic courses plus one elective. New students may qualify for an early-registration discount and we offer a convenient payment plan. Classes will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week starting mid-August and continuing until early May. In addition, adults and students may sign up to take Enrichment elective courses on Mondays for an additional fee. Monday Enrichment elective courses will be posted in late Spring. You can view or download the 2020-2021 Calendar here. Please call us for more information about tuition and classes. 615.589.6312

We generally follow the Williamson County school calendar with respect to holidays, fall and spring breaks, and for weather delays or closings.

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Ericson

Brian Ericson attended Ironwood Academy for four years and graduated in 2015. Ironwood’s excellent instructors and academic programs developed his love for writing and the arts, so he continued his education at Lee University and majored in English writing. While in college, Brian was an editor for the school paper, a tutor in the writing center, a campus tour guide, and a freshman orientation leader. He was also heavily involved in the theatre program and served as the vice president of Lee’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Brian graduated summa cum laude in 2019 and now lives back in Nashville, where he works full-time as a copy editor for Ramsey Solutions in Franklin and writes as a political contributor to Young Voices, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.


Alumni Spotlight: Mitch Parker

Congratulations to Ironwood Academy alumnus, Mitch Parker, who was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his time at Ironwood, Mitch was Student Council President and received our Outstanding Leadership Award.


Mitch Parker

Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Owen

Olivia Owen attended Ironwood Academy for 5 years. Because of Ironwood’s flexible schedule she was able to compete internationally, riding horses in over 8 countries, while still excelling in her studies. After graduating a year early in 2017, she took a gap year during which she lived in Europe and rode for the U.S. team. These experiences in partnership with Ironwood’s challenging college-preparatory curriculum prepared her for both college and the professional world. Olivia is now a sophomore honors student at the University of Kentucky, where she is double majoring in Business Management and Finance with a minor in International Business. She was chosen for a global scholar pathway that enables her to continue her international interests by taking specialized international business classes and studying abroad. In addition to her classes, Olivia is very involved in her sorority, where she serves on the executive council as the Vice President Finance.


Alumni Spotlight: Trevor Gersmehl & Danielle Starmer

Trevor Gersmehl graduated early from Samford University with a degree in sports management.  He is engaged to be married in June to another Ironwood Academy alumna, Danielle Starmer.  Danielle also graduated from Samford with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a registered dietitian.


Alumni Spotlight: Grace Butler

Grace Butler attended Ironwood for 5 years and graduated in 2016.  The flexible schedule during the school year also allowed her to be very competitive in the equestrian sport and even compete in England and France while still gaining a quality education. Because of the customized course plan Ironwood provides, Grace was able to graduate high school a year early and use her time until attending college the next year to gain some college credits and valuable experience in her field of interest.  Now, Grace is a Junior at Auburn University studying Animal Science and is hoping to attend a college of Veterinary Medicine starting fall of 2021.  In addition to attending classes, she is also the president of the Auburn Eventing Team, which has won the national championship in the sport of eventing for the past 2 years. Grace is also a leader in her greek sorority on campus, volunteers at a wildlife rehabilitation center, and stays on top of a busy class schedule.


Alumni Spotlight: Madeline Watts

Madeline Watts attended Ironwood Academy for four years and graduated in 2016. She is now a senior at Tennessee Tech University studying graphic design and she runs cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field for the university. Maddie runs long distance events such as the mile, 3k, and 5k.  She also competed at the American Championships in West Virginia where she placed 1st in age group and 6th overall in the US for women in the 10k trail event.



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