Academic Themes

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
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Cambridge
  • Advanced Placement
  • Paideia
  • Health or Environmental Sciences
  • Literature
  • Entertainment
  • 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.