Who Are We?
St. John Vianney Catholic School opened in 2003 to serve the families of Sumner County, and neighboring areas of Wilson, Trousdale, and Robertson counties. This parish school in Gallatin, Tennessee, was the vision of then pastor, now Bishop David Choby, who wanted to provide the opportunity for a Catholic education to the families living in the areas north of Nashville. His vision is now reality. The school is in its ninth year in operation, accredited by the state and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Our Mission & Passion
Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided, and protected, the mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next.
- Educating students according to Gospel values and academic excellence
- Taking Jesus as our model
- Assisting parents to raise Christian children in a faith-filled community
- Meeting the challenges of our world with care, respect and responsibility.
- Educating with the knowledge to make good decisions and to be life-long learners.
- Providing a strong foundation mentally, physically, spiritually and academically to build on as the child grows and learns.
Our Difference: Why Saint John Vianney?
Amazing Personal Attention
Studies have shown that smaller, more intimate schooling environments are more beneficial for the academic and social development of young people. We could not agree more. That’s why when you look at independent schools across the greater Nashville area, SJV features one of the best student to faculty ratios:
|Ranking||Institution||City||County||Association||Student to Faculty Ratio|
|1||Montessori Centre||Nashville||Davidson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||4:1|
|2||Currey Ingram Academy||Brentwood||Williamson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||4:1|
|3||Montgomery Bell Academy||Nashville||Davidson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||7:1|
|4||The Ensworth School||Nashville||Davidson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||8:1|
|5||ST JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC SCHOOL||GALLATIN||SUMNER||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)||9:1|
|6||Harding Academy||Nashville||Davidson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||9:1|
|7||Battle Ground Academy||Franklin||Williamson||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)||9:1|
|8||Harpeth Hall School||Nashville||Davidson||National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)||9:1|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2009-10, Sumner, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Wilson, Williamson, & Cheatham Counties, NAIS, NAEYC, NCEA, NCSA associated schools only
- As a recognized top feeder school, on average, 87% of our graduating class will enroll at Pope John Paul II High School (JPII) in Hendersonville. However, graduates have also enrolled at Merrol Hyde Magnet School and Saint Cecilia Academy among others.
- The percentage of SJV graduates on the JPII Headmaster’s List or the Honor Roll is typically higher than those that graduate from other local private schools.
- SJV students consistently score higher on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each year and are on average over 15 points higher than national averages.
- We offer a balanced curriculum to all students in grades Pre-K through 8, including Saxon method mathematics, Science, Language and Literature, Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Library, and Spanish instruction.
- Learn more about the learning community that is formed daily at SJV in the inside our classrooms section of our site.
Outstanding Educational Value
- We believe that an outstanding education is a lasting and priceless achievement, capable of changing a child’s life.
- We also believe in making that education as affordable as possible. That’s why SJV has maintained one of the most competitive tuition & fee rates in the region.
- For families experiencing greater financial need, we offer tuition assistance and other financial aid. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.
Proud Tradition of Catholic Formation Through Service
- Christian service projects are an integral part of student instruction, as children are guided to learn and practice the responsibility of caring for our fellow human beings.
- Most recently, SJV students worked with the Sumner County Food Bank, not just to collect food donations, but also helping individuals at the actual food bank location, packing boxes, meeting, talking, and working with those less fortunate. Learn more about all the ways SJV works to guide our students in their faith formation.