Academics

An Overbrook Education

Overbrook seeks to graduate students who are formed in wisdom, knowledge, and truth and who can transform their world in the same Catholic worldview. By mastering a rigorous, academically appropriate course load throughout their time at Overbrook, our alumni will be able to confidently take their next steps toward adulthood.
Academic excellence is an everyday occurrence at Overbrook. Our faculty and staff daily strive to provide the children with all they need to excel in school and in life. Students grow personally and are stretched intellectually under the guidance of a faculty committed to caring for each student as an individual. Overbrook eighth-grade graduates are well-prepared for a college preparatory program at the high school level.

Academic Success

Academic Success
  • Students in grades 1-8 traditionally score above grade level on the STAR reading and math tests by national norms.
  • Qualifying students have participated in the Duke Talent Identification Program and take the SAT or ACT college entrance exams as seventh graders and participate in Duke TIP programs. Each year students have received state level recognition and twice in the last three years national recognition. (This program has been suspended during Covid-19 pandemic for newly qualifying students.)
  • Students participate in math and language competitions and typically score as top finishers.
  • Many graduates place in freshman honors classes and sophomore-level language classes and continue on to AP classes

Beyond Overbrook

Again and again, we hear praise from high schools about the caliber of Overbrook graduates. With their strong academics, character, confidence, critical thinking, and preparedness, our students shine in high school and beyond.  Over the last five years, Overbrook graduates have attended the following nine high schools:
  • St. Cecilia Academy
  • Father Ryan High School
  • Pope John Paul II High School
  • Ensworth High School
  • Harpeth Hall
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Hume-Fogg Academic High School
  • Montgomery Bell Academy
  • University School of Nashville
 
The Overbrook faculty and staff, including a personal counselor, nurse, and resource specialist, nurture and educate children each day to fulfill the school’s mission promise to root children in Truth, inspire them to wonder, and challenge them to give their best to the world.


 

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  • Preschool

    Books, letters, colors, numbers, prayer and playtime are the essential ingredients in Overbrook’s early childhood program, which began in 1986. In preschool, teachers guide students using the Montessori approach as they begin to develop skills that will lead to reading, writing, math and a life-long love for learning in preschool.


 

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  • Elementary

    Students in the primary grades at Overbrook progressively build a solid foundation of academic skills and a love of learning, preparing them for success in the upper grades. Students are exposed to a diverse, well-rounded curriculum that builds upon previously  acquired basic skills, while developing new ways of learning and thinking.


 

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  • Junior High

    The junior high program at Overbrook is a strong academic preparation for a college preparatory program at the high school level. The junior high teachers work together as a team to provide the students with a supportive and nurturing environment in math, science, literature, social studies, English grammar, religion and Spanish. In addition, junior high students take a music elective, physical education and studio art.


 
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