Campus Life


St. Cecilia Academy teaches young women how to learn, and we believe a lot of life’s lessons and learning occurs outside of the classroom. Each January, all SCA students participate in an “Interim” program offering non-traditional learning through internships, travel, or special on-campus classes.  

List of 3 items.

  • Internships

    The majority of juniors and seniors choose an internship that fits their interests and potential professional aspirations.  Students spend almost a week shadowing a professional (often an alumna) in their position of interest, taking on small projects and learning from colleagues.  The short internship exposes our students to a real-life look at the day-to-day working experience in a specific field and the reality of life after high school and college.  This hands-on, “out of classroom” experience aids in individual discernment regarding path of study and career path for our students. 

  • Travel

    St. Cecilia Academy offers domestic and international travel opportunities, and many of these occur during the winter Interim experience which closely follows Christmas break.  During these trips, the world becomes our classroom and students see their “book learning” come to life in new ways by witnessing a culture, language, people, and geography first hand.  Recent trips have included Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.  

  • Special On-Campus Classes

    Freshman and sophomores can explore a variety of subjects, such as intro to law, creative writing, forensics science biotechnology, public speaking, sacred architecture, baking, self-defense, and rock climbing. 

Where Our Students Have Interned

  • Michael Kors- New York
  • American Cancer Society
  • WebMD
  • Nashville Predators
  • Climb Nashville                                                   
  • Turner Publishing
  • Centennial Hospital
  • Regions Bank
  • Humphreys Police Department
  • Nash FM
  • Belmont University
  • WRCB Channel 3 News Chattanooga
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CMA
  • Vanderbilt Athletics
  • HCA
  • Nashville Public Radio (NPR)
  • TPAC
  • Thistle Farms Café
  • St. Thomas Hospital