Education Savings Account Program

a.k.a ESA’s

The Education Savings Account (ESA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students in Shelby and Davidson counties. The program was created and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly in April of 2019 for the 2020/2021 school year. The ESA Program gives parents and students access to public education funds to use on certain types of approved educational expenses that best meet their students’ unique needs. 

How do I apply?

The ESA application for 2020/2021 school year is now open and will close on Friday, March 8th, 2020!


Participating Schools

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School Name City Phone
St. Ann Catholic School Bartlett (901) 386-3328
Incarnation Catholic School Collierville (901) 853-7804
St. George’s Independent School Collierville (901) 457-2000
Evangelical Christian School Cordova (901) 754-7217
Lambs & Ivy Cordova (901) 507-6971
St. Benedict at Auburndale Cordova (901) 260-2840
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Cordova  (901) 388-7321
Bodine School Germantown (901) 203-3880
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Germantown (901) 753-1181
Bornblum Jewish Community School Memphis (901) 747-2665
Brinkley Heights Urban Academy Memphis (901) 324-3022
Central Baptist School Memphis (901) 530-4488
Christ the King Lutheran School Memphis (901) 682-8405
Christian Brothers High School Memphis (901) 261-4900
Collegiate School of Memphis Memphis (901) 591-8288
Creative Life, Inc. Memphis (901) 775-0304
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School Memphis (901) 278-0200
Greater Praise Christian Academy Memphis (901) 297-6026
Harding Academy of Memphis Memphis (901) 767-4998
Holy Rosary Catholic School Memphis (901) 259-8127
Hutchison School Memphis (901) 762-6665
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Memphis (901) 725-2710
Immanuel Lutheran School Memphis (901) 849-2751
Margolin Hebrew Academy Memphis (901) 682-2400
Memphis Heritage Christian School Memphis (901) 377-7536
New Hope Christian Academy Memphis (901) 358-3183
Pleasant View School Memphis (901) 380-0122
Presbyterian Day School Memphis (901) 842-4695
Sensational Enlightenment Memphis (901) 729-6021
St Paul Catholic School Memphis (901) 346-0862
St. Agnes Academy – St. Dominic School Memphis (901) 435-5815
St. Louis Catholic School Memphis (901) 255-1900
Woodland Presbyterian School Memphis (901) 685-0976
Word of Faith Christian Academy Memphis (901) 744-4083
School Name City Phone
Ezell-Harding Christian School Antioch (615) 390-0023
Lighthouse Christian School Antioch (615) 331-6286
Brentwood Academy Brentwood (615) 373-0611
St. Matthew School Franklin (615) 571-9667
Saint John Vianney  School Gallatin (615) 230-7048
Dayspring Academy Greenbrier (615) 672-9650
Hendersonville Christian Academy Hendersonville (615) 824-1550
Pope John Paul II High School Hendersonvlle (615) 822-2375
St. Joseph School Madison (615) 860-5033
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School Murfreesboro (615) 898-0555
Akiva School Nashville (615) 356-1880
Benton Hall Academy Nashville (615) 791-6467
Born Again Christian Academy Nashville (615) 228-1430
Christ the King School Nashville (615) 292-9465
Father Ryan High School Nashville (615) 383-4200
Gateway Academy Nashville Nashville  (629) 333-8928
Holy Rosary Academy Nashville (615) 883-1108
Linden Waldorf School Nashville  (615) 354-0270
Montessori East Nashville (615) 226-4588
Montgomery Bell Academy Nashville  (615) 491-1425
NIA House Montessori school Nashville (615) 968-1997
Saint Ann School Nashville (615) 269-0568
Saint Henry School Nashville (615) 352-1328
St Clement Coptic Orthodox Christian Academy Nashville (615) 500-2581
St. Cecilia Academy Nashville  (615) 495-9770
St. Edward School Nashville (248) 941-1364
St. Pius X Classical Academy Nashville (615) 255-2049
Templeton Academy Nashville (615) 601-0893
Nashville International Academy Nashville (724) 584-2292
Pleasant View Christian School Pleasant View (615) 746-8555
South Haven Christian School Springfield (615) 384-5073

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can my student apply for an ESA and use it at another public school?

A: Great question! You must take the funds and use it at a participating private school.

Q: Can I use the funds for education costs outside of the cost of tuition?

A: YES! You can use your ESA funds on private school tuition, necessary computer hardware, books, uniforms, and some transportation!

Q: If my student is currently homeschooled, can they apply for the ESA program.

A: Unfortunately, no they can’t. For now, the only students who can apply are those who are entering Kindergarten or currently enrolled in a public school, ASD school, or LEA school.

Q: Okay, so a homeschool student can’t apply, but can I decide to homeschool my student with the funds we receive. 

A: If your student is eligible to receive the funds provided by the ESA program, the funds must be used on tuition, tutoring, books, some transportation, etc. at a private school of your choice.