School Choice Festival: Know Your Options


September 24 | 1 - 4 p.m. | Music City Center

We are used to having options and choices in life, so why shouldn’t you have a choice in where your children go to school?

What is School Choice?

We know that where you send your child to school is an important decision. We believe that Metro Schools has the resources and academic variety to accommodate any set of needs your child might have. This is why we give our families the option to send their children to schools outside of their neighborhoods. This is School Choice.


What is the School Choice Festival?

The School Choice Festival is the first step toward making the decision about which school is best for your child. It is the best, most interactive way for families to learn about their options and start looking for the right school for their children. It is also the ONLY TIME that every Metro school will be under one roof. That includes our neighborhood schools, magnets, charters and more.

Why should you be there?

Having every school in one room gives families the opportunity to meet with teachers, learn about what each school offers, sign up for school tours and visit with as many schools as they like. For families who decide to look outside of their neighborhood for a school, the festival takes place BEFORE our Optional Schools Application opens up October 31. This gives families enough time to consider all of their options before making a decision.

Why do we do this?

We know every child is different, and Metro Schools wants to work with you to make sure your child’s needs are being met. We want your child to have the educational experience he or she needs in order to be successful, even if that means attending a school outside of your neighborhood.

With more than 160 public schools in our district and a variety of academic programs, supports and extracurricular activities at each school, we know there is at least one with the tools your child needs to be their best, and we want to help you find it. That’s why we host our School Choice Festival every year.