Welcome to homeschooling in Tennessee! Tennessee has three ways you can homeschool. You have the option of being (1) an independent homeschooler (registered with the state), or (2) registered with a Church-Related School (CRS) or (3) registered as a satellite school of a Church-Related School (The Jeter Memo.) As a result, the number of days and hours to be taught would depend on where you are registered (State=4 hours*180 days). Kay Brooks, TnHomeEd, is one of several good contacts about homeschooling in Tennessee. Others are in the links below. [Note: Kay has taken down TnHomeEd. Contact Ann Zeise, the webmaster, about general homeschooling concerns through the “Contact” About link at the top of this page.]
Church-Related School Lists
No Statement of Faith
We are a non-denominational umbrella school in Tennessee. We do not require a statement of faith. We are a flexible choice giving Homeschoolers as much freedom as legally possible while providing an abundance of support. We have online record keeping, and support for K-12 and special needs. We provide official transcripts, diplomas, and any other school documentation that may be needed. We also have a resource page and high school page on our website for anyone to use with links to companies that we recommend and college, vocational, and career prep for high schoolers.
Chestnut Ridge Academy: A Homeschool Umbrella
“Chestnut Ridge Academy is recognized as a Category IV school, operates under Tennessee Law (TCA 49-50-801), and is a federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the state of Tennessee. Parents register with Chestnut Ridge and have the freedom to choose what curriculum and methods they will use to educate their children at home. Chestnut Ridge provides resources and support to families throughout the year and families have a choice to be as heavily or minimally involved with our scheduled activities as they wish.” Email/Phone:(931)227-7391
Family Christian Academy
We are an umbrella school that helps parents educate their children at home. Our program is based on research and experience that results in creativity for parents and a love of learning for children.
Family Christian Academy of East Tennessee
The staff at Family Christian Academy is trained to give you the answers you require to make home education simple.
Bristol, Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN.
The Farm School
We believe in responsive education matched to the needs, interests and experiences of individual children. And we believe that the adults best able to negotiate curriculum with children are the adults spending time with those children on a daily basis.
Franklin Classical School
FCS offers a full curriculum for grades 5-12. Our college preparatory curriculum allows students to graduate with all necessary state credits, yet the school is still structured so that parents may choose to homeschool for select subjects.
Gateway Christian Schools
Gateway is recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Category IV, church-related school, exempt from accreditation. As such, Gateway students transferring to public or accredited private schools may be required to take tests for grade-level placement.
Home Life Academy
At HomeLife we allow you to choose your own teaching materials because we believe that God gives every child a natural appetite to learn about the world around them.
SailAway believes that families have the freedom to choose their own curriculum. We specialize in helping families with nontypical learners. Students who graduate through SailAway receive a diploma and may choose to participate in our graduation ceremony.
Statement of Faith Required
Christian Community School
We are a small, private accredited K-12 school in the North Nashville area. We open our athletics and drama program up to our homeschool students. Students who graduate through CCS receive a CCS diploma with a homeschool seal on it.
Faith Heritage Christian Academy
We provide an outstanding array of services to homeschooled families to aid and assist parents with the task of raising Godly sons and daughters in today’s world.
Gateway Christian Schools
Our program of home education is designed as a ministry to Christian parents or legal guardians to provide them the opportunity to train up their children in the knowledge of God and His ways in every area of life, including academics.
Heritage Covenant Schools
The first school in Tennessee established to work primarily with families who wish an alternative education for their children.
River’s Edge Christian Academy
Students are required to complete 12 hours of school on-campus under the direction of the classroom teacher and 12 hours of school off-campus under the direction of the parent co-teacher.