Looking for an amazing free optional school? Smithson Craighead Academy is located in the heart of Madison, TN. SCA is currently enrolling Pre-K - 4th grade scholars. We offer free transportation (in most Nashville areas), free meals, free before and after-school, and an amazing educational experience for our families. For more information on how to enroll, please call (615) 228-9886 or stop by Monday -Friday between 7:30am-3pm to take a tour.



Welcome to Smithson Craighead Academy

I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Smithson Craighead Academy. The early years are an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in their world and in their learning. Each year will provide important transitions and our students will gain new skills that will enhance their ability to apply what they are learning to the world around them in many ways. Smithson Craighead Academy is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each student progress at a developmentally appropriate rate and provides a safe, loving, and happy environment for all students.

As a former teacher of at risk youth, I value the social and emotional development of each child. A child’s ability to effectively navigate through life in any setting is key to their lifelong success in all areas. The development of lifelong learners is the ultimate goal of any successful school, and my mission is to ensure we reach that goal with every child.

As the administrator of Smithson Craighead Academy, I believe that it is my responsibility to maintain and to continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Our PTO welcomes input from all stakeholders, and I have an open door policy. I am honored to serve your family at SCA, and look forward to watching, assisting, and applauding your child’s growth. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways.

So let me be the first to welcome you to Smithson Craighead Academy, where our Eagles are always soaring to higher heights!

Mr. White