St. Cecilia Academy admits young women of any race, religion, or national origin who demonstrate  academic and personal potential and a desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the school.  Priority is given, all other things being equal, in the following order: siblings, children of alumnae, and Catholics.  Records from previous schools, family interviews, entrance tests and visitations by prospective students are used to evaluate applicants’ probability for success in the St. Cecilia Academy program. 

St. Cecilia Academy reserves the rights and protections granted to it in the area of admissions by applicable laws and constitutional provisions in furtherance of its religious objectives.

Fall deadline: December 9, 2016
Winter deadline: February 9, 2017


Submit online application along with the $60 application fee. Complete the application online at and submit an application fee of $60. Your username and password will grant you access to follow along with your application progress.  


Through your admission portal, submit teacher recommendation requests to your daughter's English and Math teachers by submitting their email address. Personal recommendations may be completed by a family friend, school administrator, teacher, or coach. You may also use this Transcript Release Form (pdf). 

Step 3: Register and Complete the ISEE

Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at St. Cecilia Academy's ISEE registration code is 431740.  SCA is hosting the ISEE on December 3.  We request that all fall session applicants take this ISEE test. 

Admissions tip: Register at least TWO weeks before your requested date to insure your spot!

Additional ISEE dates and locations:

Jan. 21: Harpeth Hall School
Jan. 28: Montgomery Bell Academy
Feb. 4: Ensworth School
Feb. 4: University School of Nashville
Feb. 11: Franklin Road Academy 

Step 4: Schedule a family Interview

The family interview provides the parents and the applicant an opportunity to meet the principal and director of admissions.  Please schedule your 30 minute interview in your application portal.

Step 5: visit St. Cecilia Academy

The admissions team hosts many events throughout the year to learn more about our school.  See our admission calendar and save the date for upcoming events.  We can't wait to meet you!


4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
P: 615.298.4525
F: 615.783.0561

St. Cecilia Academy    |    4210 Harding Pike    |    Nashville, TN 37205    |    (615) 298-4525    |
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