Holy Rosary Academy
190 Graylynn Drive
Nashville TN 37214
Mission Statement
The mission of Holy Rosary Academy community is to support and encourage the development of each child's unique set of God-given talents by providing a Catholic education grounded in Gospel values and committed to excellence.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Peter Rodgers
Board Chair Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1954
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $2,111,005.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,111,354.00 (2018)
Mission The mission of Holy Rosary Academy community is to support and encourage the development of each child's unique set of God-given talents by providing a Catholic education grounded in Gospel values and committed to excellence.
Background Holy Rosary Academy is a Catholic, co-educational PreK-8 school located in the Donelson community of Nashville, Tennessee.  In January 1954, the first Catholic parish in Donelson was established. Holy Rosary Church was built that year on 7.8 acres of land on Graylynn Drive. In the fall of 1954, Holy Rosary Academy opened with a faculty of six, mostly religious Sisters. In the years since, the school has grown both in staff and enrollment to its current capacity of 530. Throughout the years, additions and changes have been made to the original structure to accommodate the growing Catholic community. Holy Rosary Academy serves the children of Holy Rosary, St. Stephen and St. Ignatius parishes as well as the surrounding community. It is the second largest elementary school in the diocese of Nashville and has the approval of the Department of Education of the State of Tennessee, the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Impact In 2013, HRA was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the Department of Education for "exemplary high performance."  Our students collectively rank in the top 15 percent nationally based on our IOWA Test of Basic Skills scores.  We offer two classes for each grade level (Pre-K through 8th) with small class sizes.  We pride ourselves on the number of extracurricular activities to enrich and engage students, including our own student led in school TV morning show, WHRA.  Our goals are to maintain the high standards we created to continue being a Blue Ribbon school, increase our student enrollment (while keeping class sizes low) and help our students to become outstanding citizens of high moral character.
Needs Our most pressing need has been to increase our enrollment.  We have put together a team to address this issue and so far we are seeing very positive results.  As an older school, we always have needs in the area of general maintenance, and updating our school.  Like most nonprofits, we could always use more volunteers in a number of areas.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Primary & Elementary Schools
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related / Roman Catholic
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Cheatham
TN - Robertson
TN - Wilson
TN - Sumner
We serves families within and surrounding Davidson County that want to provide their children with a quality Catholic Education. 
CEO Statement
We are a very close family here. Our parents, teachers, and staff work very hard to provide a quality educational program grounded in our Catholic values and traditions. Our children are loved, safe, and cared for at Holy Rosary Academy. Our graduates continue this tradition in outstanding academic performance in high school and beyond. They frequently distinguish themselves as National Merit scholars, valedictorians, and community servants. Many of our graduates have also distinguished themselves through athletic and artistic scholarships. 
While awards and recognition are important, I believe the real sign of success is in the number of alumni who return every year to check in on the latest happenings at Holy Rosary as well as to thank us for the solid educational, spiritual, and moral foundation they were given as children. 
CEO Comments We recently put together an Enrollment Management Team to study ways to increase retention and recruitment of students.  While our enrollment numbers have increased, we still have room to grow without sacrificing the same quality education we pride ourselves and led to our Blue Ribbon School status.  We believe this plan will identify areas where we could improve our recruitment of students, as well as the retention of those students.
Board Chair
Board Chair Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2019
Board Members
Cardinal Timothy Dolan Archbishop of New York
Brian Hock PhDAustin Peay State UniversityVoting
Julie Isbell Vanderbilt UniversityVoting
Bryan Mullican Voting
Father Paul Nguyen Voting
Chris Robinson Robinson PropertiesVoting
Peter Rodgers Voting
Steve Smart Voting
Jan Stermin Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Peter Rodgers
Term Start July 2016
Email rodgersp@holyrosary.edu
Full Time Staff 29
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 103
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 97%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
External Assessments and Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools2015
Blue Ribbon SchoolUS Dept. of Education2013
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $2,111,354.00
Projected Expenses $2,111,005.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$2,334,082$1,923,581$2,433,040
Total Expenses$2,382,618$1,939,866$2,449,733
Revenue Less Expenses($48,536)($16,285)($16,693)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$2,021,982$131,199$136,655
Administration Expense$357,991$1,803,767$2,210,027
Fundraising Expense$2,645$4,900$103,051
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.990.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%7%6%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $2,204,047Program Revenue $1,653,410Program Services $2,056,920
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $128,045Parish Subsidies $252,900Contributions, Gifts & Grants $309,366
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFund $1,910Fundraising Events $17,271Fundraising Events $66,754
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Organization Comments Since Mr. Rodgers has taken over leadership, he has been aggressively recruiting students from area CCD programs and local area churches.  He has also been aggressive identifying and obtaining support from alumni and donors.  It is expected that enrollment will increase, as well fundraising in the coming years.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
*Holy Rosary Academy falls under the group exemption of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Their religious affiliation makes them exempt from having to file a Form 990 annually with the IRS and from having to maintain a Charitable Solicitations Permit with the TN Secretary of State's office.
Financial figures taken from statements prepared internally by Holy Rosary Academy. A breakdown of assets and liabilities were not provided. Program, Administrative and Fundraising expenses are estimated as they were not specifically broken down in Financial Statement.
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 02/23/2018.
Nonprofit Holy Rosary Academy
Address 190 Graylynn Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Primary Phone (615) 883-1108
Contact Email rodgersp@holyrosary.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Peter Rodgers
Board Chair Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Year of Incorporation 1954

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