Founded in 2004, The Gardner School is an academically-focused learning environment for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old with schools located in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our research-based curriculum supports every child’s emerging sense of self while encouraging intellectual growth, exploration, and socialization.
The Gardner School is proud to be a part of the Nashville community and opened its first Nashville campus in 2005. Since then, an additional three local schools (Brentwood, Midtown, and Franklin) have opened in the area.
The Gardner School believes each child should be provided with experiences that build self-esteem and confidence, which is essential for every single stage of child development. This approach ensures that each child’s learning experience at The Gardner School will provide them with the educational foundation for a bright future. The Gardner School offers a year-round early childhood education program in a stimulating and educationally engineered space that includes beautiful indoor and outdoor playscapes, state-of-the-art classrooms, a Kids’ Café and an enrichment studio, a S.T.E.A.M. lab, and a private nursing room.
Students and parents will feel safe and at home from the moment they enter the doors at The Gardner School. Our learning atmosphere includes a careful blend of educational styles. Each day’s routine is centered around curriculum-based lessons, child-directed activities, and structured play. Friendships and social-emotional skills grow in the kind and safe environment we create for our students.
We are proud to have multi-talented staff who are passionate about our students’ growth. Not only is each school staffed by creative, highly qualified, and caring teachers, but our entire team is dedicated to providing our students with hands-on learning experiences that will last a lifetime. Teachers also build strong relationships with both students and their families, building connections through our parent communications app with photos, nap and feeding times, and school announcements. Every day, you’ll see updates and photos of all the fun and engaging activities your child enjoyed that day.
Looking for ways your child can explore and build skills over the summer? The Gardner School offers Camp Gardner, a S.T.E.A.M.-focused summer program. This 10-week program continues the school year’s academically-focused lessons with a more relaxed summer camp environment that includes creative weekly themes, fun visitors from the community, and exciting outdoor activities.
The Gardner School partners with parents who want their children to be in a warm, nurturing environment that opens them to new experiences. Our four Nashville-area schools (Nashville, Midtown, Brentwood, and Franklin) are centrally located for your convenience.
For more information or to schedule a tour of your local TGS location, please visit www.TheGardnerSchool.com.
The Gardner School of Nashville
601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Director: Vernise Wilson
The Gardner School of Brentwood
1591 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027
Director: Rachel McCormick
The Gardner School of Franklin
131 Market Exchange Court, Franklin, TN 37067
Director: Christy Wilson
The Gardner School of Midtown
1811 State Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Director: Erika Cole