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 be a model learning community of excellence and achievement, and we partner with parents to ensure each child is successful.

We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary by undergoing a major renovation to update and upgrade for modern technology. We intend to make Hermitage the best choice for families by providing the resources to help our students perform in the 21st century. If you'd like to visit us or talk with us, I’d love to help you learn more about our great school.


Contact Information

3800 Plantation Drive
Hermitage, TN 37076 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Matthew Owensby
Assistant Principal: Shawnna Pierce
Counselor: Dan Blumhardt
Librarian: Alice Quaintance
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
  • Guided Reading and Small-Group Instruction
  • Balanced Math
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Recess
  • Lunch
  • 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
    Rock Zone
  • Family Resource Center 
  • Food Bank
  • Tutoring
  • English Language classes 
  • Parent training classes
  • Social and Emotional Learning 
  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs 

  • Art
  • Music Makes Us 
  • Yearbook

  • Leadership Donelson
  • Hermitage Hills Baptist Church