Every Student Known

There is nothing more important than a child's education. How we instill knowledge, values, and caring to children helps them grow into productive, compassionate, and successful adults.

At Metro Nashville Public Schools, we know developing the whole child is critical to building a strong learning community. That's why we work closely with students, staff, families and the community to ensure every child is ready for college, career and life.

Every student is different, so Metro Schools offer programs as diverse as the families they serve, all focused on the goal of educating every child. At all grade levels, students have options that are tailored to meet their needs and abilities.

Many programs are available in every school, like music and the arts, special education, English learner services, and more. Other academic programs can vary by school, with some schools focusing on themes like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Montessori, International Baccalaureate and others.


Get to Know Metro Schools Programs

  • Academies of Nashville
    Academies of Nashville

    Recognized by the White House as a national high school transformation model, the Academies of Nashville provide students with one of the best college and career prep programs in the nation.

    Students have a choice of 36 different academies within the largest 12 neighborhood high schools offering a practical, hands-on approach to learning in fields that interest them.

  • College & Career Readiness
    College & Career Readiness

    Academic programs Pre-K through 12th grade builds upon students’ individual strengths and maximizes academic potential for all learners.

    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
    • Cambridge International
    • Dual Enrollment
    • The Gifted and Talented Program
    • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Read more about advanced academics at Metro Schools and early post secondary options for students.

  • Career and Technical Education
    Career and Technical Education

    Career and Technical Education, or CTE, is learning that works, preparing students for high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. Options include:

    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    • Architecture & Construction Arts
    • A/V Technology & Communications
    • Business Management & Administration
    • Finance
  • Early College High School Programs
    Early College High School Programs
    Students can fast track their college plans or begin building a career by simultaneously earning a high school diploma and college associate’s degree in just four years — and at no cost to families.  Two MNPS schools offer an early college program. Early College High School, located on the campus of Nashville State Community College, and new this year, Early College at Whites Creek High School.
  • Magnet Programs
    Magnet Programs

    Magnet schools are visionary, innovative schools where students are attracted by the unique themes such as: STEAM, Arts, IB and more. Soft skills, teamwork, acceptance, innovation and engagement make magnet schools a vibrant environment to develop children prepared for future careers and successful community engagement.

  • Montessori
    The Montessori learning environment fosters respect for others and independent learning while also supporting children as they gain an intrinsic pleasure from learning. The multi-aged classrooms are designed to support a child’s natural development through a carefully designed and nurturing environment that is aesthetically pleasing and enticing. Visit our school directory to learn more about our schools and programs.