Since it was founded in 1970, Clarksville Academy has upheld its role as an independent, college preparatory, co-educational school.
On November 23, 1969, a group of parents met at the Farm Bureau Building in Clarksville, Tennessee, to discuss forming an independent school in the Clarksville area.
The discussion produced three guiding principles for the creation of this new school.
- Low teacher-student ratio
- Well-qualified teachers
- A Headmaster dedicated to the education and training of children.
A second meeting was held on December 2, 1969. Floyd L. Brown was elected chairman of the steering committee and later as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The third meeting was held on May 19, 1970 at which time Mr. K. L. Barton was introduced as the Academy’s first Headmaster. Clarksville Academy opened its doors on August 31, 1970 for classes in grades one through nine.