Academic Themes in Metro Schools
While every school offers core academics, some schools choose to focus on a particular theme or program for students who choose to pursue it. Because every student has different needs and interests, having themed schools offers options for families who want something beyond a traditional school experience:
- Math and Science, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- Adding the arts to STEM gives us STEAM.
- The Arts
- International Baccalaureate
- Advanced Placement
- Health or Environmental Sciences
- Experiential Learning through a Museum Theme
To learn more about a specific theme or to learn what an individual school offers, visit the school websites. They are searchable by keyword (such as STEAM or arts).
You can also call or visit a school for more information about a particular program.
2017-2022 MSAP GRANT
Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has been awarded a highly competitive federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant from the Department of Education for $15 million to be used over the next five years. The district is using the grant to transform five traditional elementary schools to whole-school magnet programs with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)-related themes. Click here to learn more.