What Does Our School Offer?
East Nashville Magnet School opened its doors in the fall of 1993 as a school-within-a school on the campus of East Middle School. In 1999, the school became stand-alone and housed grades 5-12 in the historic four-story building. As the school grew and more space was needed (2004),the middle school building and the original East Nashville High School building, both on the campus, were renovated. East is in its fourth year as a Paideia school. The Paideia philosophy celebrates the fundamental notion that to be fully educated is a lifelong adventure that only begins with an individual's formal schooling. East Nashville Magnet School strives to prepare students for a full and active life of heart and mind.
High standards for attitude, attendance, and achievement are required. The school asks for involvement from the community, parents, students, and faculty. Students interested in being a part of this program should believe in life-long learning, seek intellectual growth, and desire a college preparatory education.
For more information on the Paideia philosophy, visit www.paideia.org
What Makes Our School Unique?
East Literature Magnet is distinct and unique in several ways:
- The 5-12 grade structure allows for a strong, cohesive academic program.
- Success is built on three A's: ATTITUDE, ATTENDANCE, and ACHIEVEMENT.
- Classroom instruction incorporates these techniques of the Paideia philosophy.
- Didactic instruction of factual information
- Intellectual coaching of skills
- Seminar discussion of ideas, concepts, and values
- Curriculum is based on the state standards but enhanced by research and critical thinking skills.
- A variety of electives are offered in all grades, 5-12.
School Zone and Pathway
Any student who lives in Davidson County may apply to attend East Magnet through the Optional Schools Application. The school has a geographic priority zone (GPZ) allowing 30%of available seats to students residing in this area.
East Nashville is geographically zoned to Stratford High School Cluster.
PENCIL & Community Partners
PENCIL Foundation, a nonprofit organization, links community resources with Nashville public schools. A PENCIL Partner is a business or other community organization that teams up with a Metro school to volunteer time and donate resources that promote student success.
- Historic & Distinctive Homes
The East Nashville High School Alumni house is located on our campus and serves as the headquarters for one of the largest alumni organizations in the nation. Our renovated buildings are built on the legacy left by the many former students who became pioneers and leaders in business, government, entertainment, and the military. Today, the alumni provide support for our campus and students. Scholarships are provided each year to selected students.
Before/After School Care
The East Nashville YMCA provides after school care for our students. The program begins immediately after school and goes until 6:00.
City Church of East Nashville
Members of City Church donate hundreds of volunteer hours to East. Volunteers tutor students, provide student rewards and incentives, and help with building and landscape projects.