A Message from the Director

St. George’s Kindergarten enjoys a rich history dating back 70 years when a small kindergarten was started in the Church’s Sunday school classrooms. Commonly referred to as the largest outreach of St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. George’s Kindergarten has an outstanding reputation in the Nashville community and is often considered the largest Episcopal preschool in the country.

While the school is steeped in tradition, we focus on implementing the Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). St. George’s Kindergarten is accredited through the National Early Childhood Services Program Accreditation, and is consistently rated Three-Stars, the highest possible rating, by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Though technically a preschool, “St. George’s Kindergarten” is the original name given to the school by St. George’s Episcopal Church in 1950. St. George’s provides programs for children ages 1 through 5. Completion of the program does NOT replace the Tennessee state-mandated kindergarten year at the elementary level.

One of our most important goals is to develop a love of learning and curiosity in each child, which encourages self-expression through language, music, art, and dramatic play. We strive to develop a well-rounded child who will be ready for the next stage of education.

We invite you to visit out school and share in the excitement of St. George’s Kindergarten.

Zee Pendleton, Director

A Lifetime Love of Learning

St. George’s Kindergarten, an outreach of St. George’s Episcopal Church, is dedicated to providing a high-quality education based on developmentally-appropriate curriculum.  The school is committed to partnering with families to foster a positive sense of self and a lifetime love of learning within a Christian environment.

SGK Staff

Zee Pendleton



Angela Rice

Assistant Director 
615-269-9712 ext. 151

Mary Ayers

Office Manager
615-269-9712 ext. 153



Ansley Wells

Business Manager
615-269-9712 ext. 155




2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Mr. Porter Meadors, Board Chair
  • Mrs. Katie Agnew, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Eliza Brunson
  • Mrs. Stephanie Gillmor
  • Mrs. Catherine Grace
  • Mr. JR Hand
  • Mrs. Rankin McGugin
  • Mr. Craig Reavis
  • Mr. Chris Schickling
  • Mrs. Julia Spickard
  • Mrs. Sarah Vogel

Ex-Officio Members

  • The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill
  • Mrs. Zee Pendleton, Director
  • Mrs. Angela Rice, Assistant Director
  • The Rev. David Barr, Interim Kindergarten Chaplain
  • Mr. Kelly Worman, Vestry Representative
  • Mr. Steve Fridrich, Senior Warden
  • Mrs. Alice Essary, Junior Warden
  • Mrs. Emily Walker, Past Board Chair

Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in being a substitute teacher, please download and fill out the forms listed below. You will need to print (3) copies of the reference form. Please bring the completed forms to Mary Ayers in the Business Office, or mail them to:

St. George's Kindergarten
c/o Mary Ayers
4715 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

All applicants must be fingerprinted by the Tennessee Department of Human Services 2601 Bransford Avenue location. You may schedule your appointment by calling 1-855-226-2937 or online at identogo.com (Enter Provider ID 626002162) Extension Suffix 000 and confirm St. George’s Kindergarten as Name of Agency.

Please call Mary Ayers at 269-9712 x 153 with any questions.

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We are currently looking for teachers for 20/21 school year. Please call Zee Pendleton at (615) 269-9712.

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