Enrollment Process


To initiate the admissions process, the Ashley Academy requires a completed online application form and submission of the $100 application fee. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied towards tuition. 


The family visit provides the opportunity for families to meet with Ashley Academy faculty and staff, tour the campus, and learn in greater detail about school programs and curriculum. Please contact the office at (423) 929-7888 to schedule a visit.


After submission of the application and completion of the parent visit, the Director of Enrollment and Advancement will contact the family to schedule a time that is convenient for the child to spend the day at his or her current grade level. A classroom visit is required for all applicants. This occasion offers the student some insight to the environment and routines of a typical day at Ashley Academy. Assessments and an interview with the Academic Dean and/or the Headmaster will occur during this visit. 


Applicants must submit current scholastic records which should include progress reports, report cards, and/or transcripts. These forms must be sent directly to the school office from the student’s current school. Other required forms include the Tennessee immunization record and proof of good health. A copy of the child’s birth certificate must be on file before the student is allowed to attend class.


All completed applications (with all required steps satisfied) are reviewed by the Headmaster to determine whether the student and the school are an appropriate match. Parents will be notified when a decision is made. In cases where no openings are available but the student meets the admissions criteria, the option of placement on a waiting list is offered. Preference is given to siblings and children of alumni.


• The applicant’s developmental readiness or level of academic achievement
• Evidence of applicant’s potential for success
• Evaluation of the applicant’s personal qualities and ability to adjust to school and community life
• Evidence of parental cooperation and support


An offer of enrollment must be confirmed by submitting an online enrollment contract with the required yearly maintenance and materials fee by the designated date. This fee is non-refundable.


  • Early Childhood Learning Center $14,000
    • Griffins Nest & Pre-Kindergarten
    • June to May (12-month program)
  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade $9,700
  • 6th – 9th grade $9,400


  • Early Childhood Learning Center $500
  • Kindergarten – 9th Grade $1,000
    • Fees include Materials & Maintenance, Technology, & Activity Fee

Enrollment Fee:

  • There is a $300 enrollment fee plus $22 which is a FACTS processing fee is required at this time to reserve your child’s place for next year. 

Discounts (any students receiving financial aid are ineligible for additional discounts):

  • Sibling (for 2nd or more children):   $200 for each additional sibling
  • Tuition Paid in Full by 4/30/24: $200 per contract

Financial Aid: There is a limited amount of financial aid available for K-9th grade. If you currently receive financial aid you will need to reapply for the 2024-2025 school year. Any family wishing to apply for financial assistance must complete the online application. Visit www.AshleyAcademy.com/FinancialAid to apply. Please submit your application for financial aid by March 1, 2024 

Payment Plan Options:

  • Pay in Full by April 30, 2024
  • A 12-month payment plan will be the only monthly payment option offered

Tuition and fees will be added together and could be paid off within 6 or 12 months. 

  • Families (K-8), who plan to utilize our summer program for five or more weeks will be given the opportunity to spread out their summer program fees across their FACTS payment plan. If you are interested in this payment option, please reach out to Mrs. McIlquham.
  • Tuition insurance is  offered through A. W. G. Dewar, Inc. Families who choose to enroll in a 6 or 12-month payment plan will be required to utilize this insurance option. The insurance premium is equivalent to 1.9% of net tuition (base tuition minus any financial aid or discounts), and will be billed across June, July, and August.