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A Reggio Emilia + Montessori + Half Day Preschool Where Your
Child Will Thrive
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Ivybrook Academy Franklin

1268 Lewisburg Pike

Franklin, TN 37064

(615) 667-8810
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Ivybrook Academy Franklin
(615) 667-8810

1268 Lewisburg Pike

Franklin, TN 37064

  • Observe & Customize

    Craft educational plans and opportunities based on each child's individual learning style

  • Explore & Discover

    Utilize the physical environment as a rich resource for exploration, inquiry, and thought

  • Respect & Collaborate

    Model and encourage respect and collaboration in every aspect of daily life

  • Honor & Document

    Value children's voices and showcase their importance through documentation

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Franklin Campus

Private Half-Day Preschool 
In Franklin, TN

Expanding Possibilities & Changing Futures

Welcome to Ivybrook Academy Franklin, where voices are valued and compassion is cultivated. Our half-day preschool in Franklin offers an individualized, innovative approach to early childhood education that inspires creativity, encourages critical thinking, and nurtures a love for learning. Our curriculum is supported by three popular teaching methods and provides a solid foundation for children’s early learning years.

We believe that every child holds so much potential and, with support and encouragement, they can achieve so much. Ivybrook was founded by a teacher who recognized the need for preschools that value and celebrate each child’s individuality. 

We nurture children’s curiosity and encourage them to be themselves. Brighter futures begin here, so schedule your private tour today to learn more about how we can help your child thrive.


Our Curriculum

In order for children to actively participate in their learning, their voices need to be heard – and their ideas need to be acknowledged. At Ivybrook Academy Franklin, our multi-sensory, discovery-based approach and hybrid curriculum draw from three popular philosophies.

  • Montessori – Used for over 100 years, this popular approach encourages children to take the lead in their learning and embrace their natural curiosity about the world around them. Students work at their own pace toward individual goals.
  • Reggio Emilia – This approach is similar to the Montessori method and advocates for children to learn at their own pace. This style embraces collaboration and invites students, teachers, and families to take an active role in education.
  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences – This theory disproves the “one-size-fits-all" education model and shows that every child’s mind is different and will, therefore, learn, comprehend, and perform differently. This theory supports adapting curriculum to each child’s unique needs.

This balanced curriculum provides a customizable learning experience for all our students, regardless of their age or learning level. Our team of educators is fully committed to ensuring that every student is given the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive.

Year-Round Learning

Our Franklin preschool offers our academic preschool programs for ten months during the year, but the learning doesn’t need to stop just because the temperature outside goes up. 

We offer part-day camps over the summer break for children ages 2 through 6 that provide a fun way for kids to spend their summer days. They’ll have such a great time, they’ll have no idea they are learning!

A Safe & Secure Learning Environment

Ivybrook Academy Franklin is dedicated to the health and safety of all of our students. From detailed cleaning processes to state-of-the-art security systems, you can rest assured that when your child is on our campus, they are in good hands.

Reach out to us today at (615) 667-8810 to schedule your private tour of our Franklin Preschool campus. We look forward to showing you around, introducing you to some of our staff, and answering any questions you may have.

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    ’24-’25 School Year

    Our campus tours are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our school and your child’s specific program so you can feel confident that our Ivybrook Academy Franklin is the best choice for your family. Please contact the administrative team at Franklin at (615) 667-8810 for details regarding scheduling your private tour or reach out via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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    2024 Summer Camps

    Our themed camp weeks are designed to help your children learn while having fun! Summer camp programs may vary between locations, so please connect with our Franklin team at (615) 667-8810 for details on our campus’ specific offerings.

Growing Toward

Their Brightest Future

The Ivybrook curriculum grows with your child. Each of our programs optimize children’s time away from their families by providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities customized to each child’s needs. Explore your child’s age group in more detail, or read an overview of our program offerings!

Ivybrook Academy Franklin Campus

Our School Leadership

At Ivybrook Academy Franklin, we apply an innovative approach to early childhood education and create vibrant communities filled with compassionate citizens. Our Franklin campus leadership welcomes new families with open arms and is excited to collaborate with you on enriching your child’s development.

  • Varnadoe family Dawn & Howard Varnadoe Owners
  • blake Conley Blake Conley Principal
  • Hannah Patton Hannah Patton Assistant Principal


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Ivybrook Academy Franklin

1268 Lewisburg Pike

Franklin, TN 37064

(615) 667-8810