Dominican Sisters

Since coming to Nashville in 1860, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation have fulfilled their vocational mission of education, leading students to a deeper knowledge of their faith, their heritage, and their responsibilities as members of society. The Dominican Sisters live by the four pillars of the Dominican charism: prayer, study, community and preaching.

The Dominican Order, also known as the Order of Preachers, was founded in 1216 by St. Dominic de Guzman. St. Dominic saw a need for prayerful preachers and teachers, thoroughly educated in both the sacred and secular subjects, to teach the Truths of the Faith.

The St. Cecilia Congregation was founded in 1860 when four Dominican sisters from Ohio came to Nashville to open St. Cecilia Academy as a boarding school for young women. They opened Overbrook School in 1936. They preside over all three schools – Overbrook, St. Cecilia and Aquinas College – of The Dominican Campus. Today, the Congregation of St. Cecilia is a growing and vibrant congregation of 280 sisters who serve in 40 schools in 15 states, reaching more than 13,000 students in preschool through college, with convents in Italy, Australia and Canada. In 2013, they will also send the first Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation to Scotland. The median age of sisters in the Congregation is 36.




    • MonAug14 Prekindergarten begins phase-in
    • MonAug14 New Student Orientation Day 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • TueAug15 School office closed for Feast of the Assumption

Overbrook was founded in 1936. Tour our campus

Students will begin studying Latin in lower grades in 2016-2017. See students in action in the science lab.

Overbrook offers 9 athletic teams and 19 after-school activities for all grade levels. All about our ExtendedCARE options for parents.

For three years in a row, Overbrook parents have supported the annual fund at 99% or more. Overbrook's Parents' Club

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