Umbrella Schools


There are three routes to legally homeschool in Tennessee. Details about the state legal description of homeschooling options can be found here.  You options include:

  1. Register with your local school district
  2. Register with a church-related umbrella school
  3. Register with an accredited online program

The following is a list of Tennessee church-related or umbrella schools which currently enroll home educated children. We have listed them in alphabetical order. We are grateful that these organizations provide us with this legal option.
Inclusion of a church-related school or umbrella program on this page does not necessarily mean an endorsement by MTHEA. We encourage you to investigate each umbrella program or church-related school your family might be considering to find the one that fits with your own beliefs and philosophies.

Are you involved with an umbrella school not on this list? We want to promote you to our audience, please see directions at the bottom of this page.

List of Umbrella Schools


Aaron Academy
650 Nashville Pike, Unit 6A
Gallatin, TN  37066

AliYah Academy
118 England Rd. Tazewell, TN 37879
Contact: Katie Nemeth, Director
[email protected]

Chestnut Ridge Academy & Satellite School
PO Box 49
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Contact: Patti Hunt

[email protected]

CHOICE Satellite School
P.O. Box 486
161 Baker Road
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1100

The Comenius School
408 Church Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Mailing: P.O. Box 1601, Franklin, TN 37065

Cumberland Christian Academy
PO Box 18352
Knoxville, TN 37928
Jeana Partin
[email protected]

Daniel 1 Academy
P.O. Box 3233
Cookeville, TN 38502
Toll-Free: 877-797-4860
Fax: 931-525-3934
Contact: Cindy Holman

Family Christian Academy
925 Industrial Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
[email protected]

The Farm School
151 School House Road
Summertown, TN 38483
Solar Campus: 931-964-2325, 
[email protected]
Satellite Campus Program: 931-269-9038
[email protected]
Lindsay - Program Coordinator;
​Jacki - Program Director

(does not require statement of faith)

​Franklin Christian Academy Umbrella Program
818 Old Charlotte Pike East
Franklin, TN 37064
Mailing: P.O. Box 157. Franklin, TN 37065

[email protected]

FC Boyd Christian School Umbrella Homeschool Program
806 Morrison St.
McMinnville, TN 37110

Contact: Allison Stiles [email protected]

Good News Christian School
675 Reed Road
Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 968-2980 opt. 1

[email protected]

Gateway Christian Schools
P.O. Box 280117
Memphis, TN 38168-0117

Grace Christian Umbrella Program
​3279 Southall Road
Franklin, TN 37064
[email protected]
Robin Spychalski

Heritage Christian Academy Umbrella Program
P.O. Box 1135
Mt. Juliet, TN 37121
Contact: Katrina Hagerty

Heritage Covenant Schools
P.O. Box 612
Lobelville, TN 37097
Contact: David Jones

Home Life Academy
P.O. Box 11688
Jackson, TN 3308
Toll Free: 888-560-0774
Local: 901-380-9220
Fax: 901-384-0731
Contact: David Parkerson, Administrator

Jesus Only Academy
324 Glenrose Ave.
Nashville, TN 37210
[email protected] 
Contact: Larry Baggett

Macon Christian Academy
518 Church Street
P.O. Box 254
Lafayette, TN 37083

Rhea County Academy Homeschool Umbrella Program
P.O. Box 925
Dayton, TN. 37321
(423) 775-2826

SailAway Learning & Academy
106 Armour Road
Kingston, TN 37763

(865) 376-7005
[email protected]

Riverside Christian Homeschool
116 Riverside Lane
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Susan Lemli ​ [email protected]

Note: This is not a complete listing of all church-related schools in Tennessee.

If you would like to have your church-related or umbrella school listed here, please contact our webmaster and send the name of your organization, mailing and website address, and contact information.

Please also include a one or two sentence description of your organization.