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Davidson County School Guide

Nashville area school districts work hard to achieve their goal of ensuring that each child receives the best possible education available. Our school districts provide over 130 public schools in Metro Nashville. Additionally, there are 50 private schools in the immediate area, with numerous other quality public and private schools in our surrounding counties, making the Nashville area wealthy with educational options for your family’s student. Nicknamed “The Athens of the South”, the Nashville Metro region also offers area students a wide array of post-secondary education options, including 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions, six community colleges and 11 vocational and technical schools.

In order to help you find the school that is the right fit for your child, we have provided a list of public and private schools in the area, as well as their contact information and websites where available. Additionally, we have included local and nearby colleges and universities to provide a picture of the range of educational opportunity available in Davidson County. Please take a moment to review these listings, and welcome to the school districts of Nashville-Davidson County!

Official Websites Public Schools Elementary Schools Middle Schools
High Schools Home School & Virtual School Charter School Private School

Official Websites

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
2601 Bransford Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 259-INFO (4636)

Nashville Alliance for Public Education
(615) 783-2810 ext. 6

Tennessee Department of Education
(615) 741-2731

Tennessee State Board of Education
(615) 741 – 2966

Nearby County School Systems

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Public Schools Information

Cheatham County Schools

Dickson County Schools
(615) 446-7571

Franklin City Schools
(615) 794-6624

Lebanon Special School District
(615) 449-6060

Clarksville-Montgomery County School Systems
(931) 648-5600

Maury County Public Schools
(931) 388-8403

Murfreesboro City Schools
(615) 893-2313

Robertson County Schools
(615) 384-5588

Rutherford County Schools
(615) 893-5812

Sumner County Schools
(615) 451-5200

Williamson County Schools
(615) 472-4000

Wilson County Schools
(615) 444-3282

Public Schools

Our school districts provide over 130 public schools for the 74,000 students in Metro Nashville. As there are 71 elementary schools, 36 middle schools and 15 high schools, as well as numerous specialized programs and schools available, please utilize the links below to decide which zone your student falls under, and to select the school or program best suited to your family’s educational goals.

Nashville Metropolitan Public Schools Fact Sheet
Nashville Metropolitan Public Schools Parent’s Guide to Public Schools
MNPS School Zone Finder

MNPS Schools Listed by Cluster

MNPS Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)
MNPS Exceptional Education including Special Education
MNPS Gifted Services
MNPS Specialty Schools

Elementary Schools

The Metro Nashville Public School system offers over 71 unique elementary schools to meet your family’s needs, as well as numerous early education opportunities. Please utilize the links below to determine which school your student is zoned to attend and which specialized programs are available in your area.

MNPS School Zone Finder
MNPS Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)
MNPS Guide to Elementary Schools
MNPS Elementary Schools A-G
MNPS Elementary Schools H-M
MNPS Elementary Schools N-Z

Middle/Intermediate Schools

MNPS School Zone Finder
MNPS Guide to Middle Schools
MNPS Middle School Block Scheduling
MNPS Middle School Program of Studies
MNPS Middle Schools A-G
MNPS Middle Schools H-Z

High Schools

MNPS School Zone Finder
MNPS Guide to High Schools
MNPS High School List
MNPS Program of Studies
MNPS Advanced Academics

Home School & Virtual School

Homeschooling and virtual assisted education are alternatives offered in Nashville-Davidson County. To explore these educational options and how they might benefit your student, please visit:

Home School

Home Schooling in Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
Tennessee – Home School Legal Defense Association
Tennessee Homeschooling

Virtual School

MNPS Virtual Learning Options
MNPS Virtual School Full-Time Admissions Procedures and Criteria
Metropolitan Nashville Virtual School
Tennessee Virtual Academy

Charter Schools

The Academies of Nashville
MNPS Magnet and Specialty Schools
MNPS Charter Schools

Private Schools

The Nashville-Davidson County regional area offers its residents over 50 institutions of private education to meet the needs of its area students. Private schools include both faith based schools as well as secular private institutions. Faith-based schools in the area include Goodpasture Christian School, Nashville Christian School, St. Cecilia Academy, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Ezell-Harding Christian School, Donelson Christian Academy and Father Ryan High School, among many others. Secular private schools include Harpeth Hall School, University School of Nashville, Nashville International Academy, Montessori School of Franklin, Ensworth School and Abintra Montessori School. For a full listing of private schools and contact information, please refer to the links below.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce Index of Private Schools
Independent Schools of the Nashville Area
Tennessee Department of Education Private School Information
Tennessee Department of Education Non-Public Schools

Nearby Colleges and Universities

American Baptist College
(615) 256-1463

Austin Peay State University
(877) 861-2778

Aquinas College
(615) 297-7545

Belmont University
(615) 460-6000

Bethel University
(731) 352-4000

Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
(615) 322-7651

Columbia State Community College
(931) 540-2722

Cumberland University
(615) 444-2562

Fisk University
(615) 329-8500

John A. Gupton College
(615) 327-3927

Lipscomb University
(615) 966-1000

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
(615) 898-2300

Motlow State Community College
(931) 393-1500

Nossi College of Art
(615) 514-2787

Nashville School of Law
(615) 256-3684

Nashville State Community College
(615) 353-3333

Tennessee State University
(615) 963-5000

Trevecca Nazarene University
(615) 248-1200

Vanderbilt University
(615) 322-7311

Volunteer State Community College
(615) 452-8600

Other Schools of Interest

Anthem Career College
(888) 616-6549

The Regency Beauty Institute
(800) 787-6456

Continual Learning Institute>
(615) 297-1800

Daymar Institute
(931) 552-7600

Genesis Career College
(931) 526-8735

International Academy of Design and Technology
(888) 419-7111

ITT Technical Institute
(800) 331-8386

Jon Nave University of Cosmetology
(615) 283-1000

Kaplan Career Institute
(800) 336-4457

MedVance Institute
(615) 320-5917

Miller-Motte Technical College
(423) 510-9675

National College of Business & Technology
(615) 333-3344

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
(615) 251-6955

DeVry University
(615) 445-3456

Remington College
(800) 560-6192

The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville
(615) 874-1067

O’More College of Design
(615) 794-4254

TechSkills Nashville
(615) 399-000

Tennessee Technology Center
(615) 425-5500

Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville
(615) 374-2147

Volunteer Beauty Academy
(615) 298-4600

Free Will Baptist Bible College
(615) 844-5000

Meharry Medical College
(615) 327-6000

University of Phoenix
(615) 872-0188

Strayer University
(888) 360-1588

Nashville Auto Diesel College (a NAFTC Training Center)
(615) 226-3990

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
(615) 383-4848

Williamson Christian College
(615) 771-7066