STRIVE is unique because it was created based on a need in the community that we serve. We offer personalized learning with a family environment throughout the journey at STRIVE.


Not only are the students continuously learning about themselves, both academically and personally, but the teachers and faculty get the chance to be active in their teaching practices, learning more about themselves, which in turn, helps them grow personally.

LaKendra Butler

LaKendra Butler

School Leader

STRIVE Collegiate Academy (6-8) is a top-quality charter middle school serving the Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, and Napier areas.

In a safe and rigorous environment, our goal is to provide one of the strongest educational options for 6th-8th graders in the McGavock cluster, and to help students become responsible citizens, contributors to their communities, and lifelong learners.


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