Holy Rosary Academy is a Catholic, co-educational PreK-8 school located in the Donelson community of Nashville, Tennessee. Holy Rosary Academy has the approval of the Department of Education of the State of Tennessee, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Diocese of Nashville.
Recently, HRA was awarded Blue Ribbon status by the US Department of Education.
Prospective parents are encouraged to contact our school office at (615) 883-1108 to learn more about our school.
The mission of Holy Rosary Academy community is to support and encourage the development of each child's unique set of God-given talents by providing a Catholic education grounded in Gospel values and committed to excellence.
In January 1954, the first Catholic parish in Donelson was established. Holy Rosary Church was built that year on 7.8 acres of land on Graylynn Drive. In the fall of 1954, Holy Rosary Academy opened with a faculty of six, mostly religious Sisters. In the years since, the school has grown both in staff and enrollment to its current capacity of 350. Throughout the years, additions and changes have been made to the original structure to accommodate the growing Catholic community. Holy Rosary Academy serves the children of Holy Rosary, St. Stephen and St. Ignatius parishes as well as the surrounding community. It is the second largest elementary school in the diocese of Nashville and has the approval of the Department of Education of the State of Tennessee, the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).