Life at SCA

For a glimpse at the life of a student at Smithson Craighead Academy, take a look here.


Healthy Meals

We believe a well balanced diet leads to healthy living, positive social and emotional growth, and high academic performance. Therefore, we provide breakfast and lunch free for all students.

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Active Learning

At SCA we believe all students can learn and grow. We invest our efforts into building each child in all areas of their lives.

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Welcome to Smithson Craighead Academy

Smithson Craighead Academy is a FREE public charter school that provides a quality education for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Smithson Craighead Academy is a safe school that believes in educating and supporting our students and their families.


  • First Middle TN Charter School Established
  • Free Transportation
  • Vanderbilt University Positive Behavior Intervention Support Learning
  • Homework & free music lessons provided in the Mid-Town Music Academy afterschool program.
  • The Eagles Nest — Character Development
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch Program
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