After opening its doors to students and teachers for the first time on Aug. 7, the new Tusculum Elementary officially celebrated the new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 17.

Originally built in 1911, Tusculum Elementary began as a two-room building that served 15 families. Tusculum Elementary’s last building opened in 1936 and had five additions to accommodate the growing student population. Today, the school serves close to 800 students in its new 98,080 square foot building.

Tusculum has long been a source of pride in Nashville – a place where students and teachers love learning together. Tusculum is now home to one of Metro Schools’ most diverse populations where students come from 20 different countries and represent dozens of languages.

Dr. Alison McMahan and her team are proud to begin the next chapter of Tusculum’s tradition of building community within their school. In addition to modern learning spaces, the new building includes a family resource center and community room with after-hours access.

The ribbon cutting ceremony featured remarks from Dr. McMahan, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, Mayor Megan Barry, Board member Dr. Jo Ann Brannon and Council member Davette Blalock. Tusculum’s choir also performed several songs for the crowd including the debut of their new school spirit song.

See photos from the event below: