Hermitage Elementary School

A model learning community

A model learning community

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. Matthew Owensby   Principal

Dr. Matthew Owensby

Welcome to Hermitage Elementary, the first Cambridge Primary School in Tennessee! In addition to offering this internationally developed curriculum, we pride ourselves on being a family- and student-centered school. Our mission is to work together to ensure all Lions learn at high levels and are ready for middle school and life beyond.

We intend to make Hermitage the best choice for families by providing relevant learning opportunities to help our students become Responsible, Innovative, Confident, Engaged, and Reflective. I’d love to help you learn more about our great school. Please schedule or visit or contact us for more information.


Contact Information

3800 Plantation Drive
Hermitage, TN 37076 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Matthew Owensby
Librarian: Katie Wesolek
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

Hermitage Elementary



School Description

Hermitage Elementary is the first and only Cambridge Primary School in our state. By beginning their education at Hermitage Elementary, students in the Donelson area can now experience an internationally developed curriculum that fosters inquiry, problem-solving and next-level thinking throughout their educational pathway. The Cambridge curriculum is already in place at Donelson Middle Prep and McGavock High School.

In addition to this advanced program that all students participate in, we offer a well-rounded education that meets and exceeds the requirements of the school district and state. 

Parents love that our school is welcoming and open. Parents can join us anytime and are encouraged to partner with us to make learning an ongoing process for their child. Our resources for parents include frequent communication, parent-teacher conferences, academic data meetings, parenting seminars, financial training and a food bank.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast in the classroom

  • Morning meeting

  • Large and small-group Reading Instruction

  • Large and small-group Math Instruction

  • Embedded Science and Social Studies Instruction

  • Recess

  • Lunch

  • Personalized Learning Time

  • Special areas rotation (Music, Art, PE)


School Details & Links


Tops: Any solid-color collared polo or Hermitage spirit shirt 

Bottoms: Khakis, navy or black pants, or blue jeans 


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    Twitter: @HESLionsPTO

  • Before and aftercare:
    YMCA Fun Co,
    Taekwondo, Hermitage Dance Academy

  • Family Resource Center

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Parent training classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Art

  • Music Makes Us

  • Yearbook

  • Debate Team

  • Hermitage Half-Notes

  • Leadership Donelson

  • Hermitage Hills Baptist Church

  • Two-Rivers Fellowship

  • Penn Station

  • Donelson Christian Academy

  • Enbright Credit Union