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Agathos Classical School (TN)

Contact Information

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (931) 388-0556

Address: 1201 Mapleash Ave, Columbia, TN

About Our School Program

Agathos Classical School is known in our surrounding area as a place that feels like the next best thing to homeschooling: familial through its size (1 class per grade with 15-17 students per grade); academically challenging with its emphases in the classical liberal arts; intensely personal in its discipleship due to the intentional discussions held around "harkness" tables; Truth driven as we hope to cultivate a love for the primary sources (ancient through modern), Bible, theology, and the Church; thoroughly Christian from its emphasis in admitting professing Christian parents into its community, developing the whole child through added programs like Recitations, Thesis Presentation, Cross country, Fencing, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer. Most recently, Agathos's high school Mock Trial team finished 6th in the state after finishing 1st in it 14 county wide regional competition.

About Our Community & Mission

Using the tools of classical education, Agathos Classical School assists Christian parents in teaching and training their children to the glory of God. While college and career readiness are not the primary goals of classical Christian schools like Agathos, our graduates far exceed peers in these measures. Educators employ methods that have helped produce the greatest contributors to Western Civilization for well over one thousand years - authors, architects, scientists, theologians, artists, statesmen, and leaders of families and nations. Agathos means Goodness - the type of Goodness handed down as a godly legacy. Good for the Children; Good for our World.

What We Are Known For In The Community

Several things come to mind as "uniquely Agathos" Protocol Training - our ongoing cultivation of manners and social graces. Students graduate from one special protocol event to another culminating in evenings of fine dining, Nashville special events (symphony, artistic shows, etc.) and ballroom dance. Stone Soup Supper & Cocoa Bella - our two annual fundraisers - attendees hear from a speaker at the former regarding classical and Christian topics while at the latter, the greater community of Columbia gathers for special entertainment and gourmet chocolates. Uniforms: Agathos was the first school in Columbia to initiate the wearing of uniforms; most schools have followed our lead! Warrior Run: Every Cross Country team in the county (and beyond) look forward to our unique campus run!

About The Area We Serve

We serve the Greater Maury County area south of Nashville just off of I-65 (e.g. Columbia, Spring Hill, Thompson Station, Culleoka, Mt. Pleasant, Lawrenceburg, College Hill, Centerville and other small towns) and south of Franklin of TN and south of I-840. This area has a vibrant and healthy small town life and a strong private school community dating back to the 1800s. Maury Regional hospital is the second largest employer next to the public schools (which includes TN's oldest community college: Columbia State C.C.). Many area workers commute to the GM plant and its subsidiaries in Spring Hill or to Nashville (45min). Home to an international Mule Festival, Columbia, aka Mule Town, boasts an old town Square which is thriving and growing ever more popular for coffee houses, restaurants, a farmer's market, and retail business.

School Information

  • Contact Name
    Faira Oliver
  • ACCS Accredited
  • Office Phone
    (931) 388-0556
  • Date Accredited
  • Office Email
  • Year Founded
  • Grades Offered
    Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Membership Date
  • Number of students k-6
  • Number of students k-6 Non-Traditional
  • Classroom Format
    5-day Traditional
  • Number of students 7-12
  • Number of students 7-12 Non-Traditional
  • Number of Teachers
  • Student Teacher Ratio
  • International Student Program
  • Tuition Range
  • Headmaster’s name
    Ted Trainor
  • Church Affiliation
  • Chairman Name
    Mark Seago
  • Accredited Other