Brick Church Middle

Brick Church Middle School

Brick Church Middle School will return to being an MNPS district-run middle school as it had been prior to the state’s takeover through the Achievement School District in 2012.

The new Brick Church Middle will be a grade 6 to 8 middle school in alignment with other MNPS schools throughout the district. MNPS leadership has been working diligently with the Tennessee Department of Education, Achievement School District, and LEAD Public Schools to ensure a seamless transition occurs for all Brick Church Middle School stakeholders

Students who are currently in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade at LEAD Brick Church can enroll to attend the new MNPS Brick Church Middle School next year. Students who are currently attending Alex Green Elementary and zoned for LEAD Brick Church Middle will be automatically enrolled at Brick Church Middle School unless they have chosen another option. 

Meet Principal Robyn Beard

We're excited to announce that Principal Robyn Beard has been named the new principal of Brick Church Middle School! Dr. Beard's leadership and vision will be instrumental as we welcome Brick Church back to the Metro Nashville Public Schools family, ensuring a seamless transition and a promising future for our students and staff. Dr. Beard has a storied history in MNPS, and most currently was the principal at Alex Green Elementary School. 

Contact Dr. Beard

Questions about the transition of Brick Church to MNPS? Email Dr. Beard for more information. 


Academic Achievements and the Whites Creek Cluster

Metro Nashville Public Schools has been designated an Advancing school district and achieved Level 5 TVAAS growth (the highest possible) two years in a row. We have the best paid teachers in the State of Tennessee and have put in place a leadership framework to ensure accountability and results at all levels of the district.

We have also seen tremendous progress in the Whites Creek cluster pathway, which Brick Church Middle will be a part of. Under the leadership of Executive Principal, Dr. Brian Mells, Whites Creek High achieved Level 5 TVAAS growth and has been removed from the state’s priority school list as a result of academic achievements. Whites Creek High has an Early College program which provides advanced academic offerings with college credits at Nashville State Community College and students can graduate high school with a college diploma.

Principal Mells will be a strong partner in this transition from LEAD to MNPS at Brick Church, helping to build and strengthen pathways between Brick Church and Whites Creek so that students can be prepared to accelerate their outcomes and be college and career ready on day one when entering high school. As one of the district’s principal coaches, he will help to provide guidance and support for the new principal at Brick Church through this transition.


Enroll at MNPS

We want Brick Church Families to choose to remain at Brick Church Middle following the transition from LEAD to MNPS. Students who wish to remain will need to register with the district to ensure a seemless transition from LEAD to MNPS next school year. 

To register a student for grades K to 12, please have the following documents:

  • Completed Student Registration Packet
  • Record of Birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94, etc.)
  • TN Immunization Certificate (unless appropriate medical or religious exemption documentation is provided)
  • Children entering the 7th grade must have their tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster (“Tdap”).
  • Photo identification of the parent or guardian (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of Residency (current lease, mortgage statement, utility bill, etc.)
  • Recent Transcript/Report Card (optional)
  • School Physical
Families will be able to register online or at one of our enrollment centers. More information is available at our Register for School page



What Does This Mean for Your Student?

If you have a student in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade that is zoned to attend Brick Church Middle School, they will continue to be zoned for this school for the 2024-25 school year under new MNPS leadership. Parents will need to go through the enrollment process to secure their spot at the MNPS-led school. 

If your child was enrolled at LEAD Brick Church but not zoned for the school, you will have the option to either attend Brick Church Middle next year, attend your child’s zoned school, or attend another school in Nashville with open seats.

Students attending Alex Green Elementary who are zoned for LEAD Brick Church will be zoned for the new Brick Church Middle School for the upcoming year. 

What Will be Different for My Student?

In many ways, we hope students will have a seamless transition from the LEAD charter network to Metro Nashville Public Schools. Our curriculum aligns to the Tennessee State Standards, and we will ensure all students have access to high-quality textbooks and instructional materials, laptop technology, and other supports necessary to be successful.

Will My Child Have Opportunities Associated with the MNPS School Options Process?

We will provide ongoing support for families as you explore school options and our enrollment team will be available to discuss potential options for students seeking an alternative MNPS schools in the district with open enrollment.

What if My Student Has an IEP?

IEPs will transfer from LEAD Charter Schools to MNPS, with the same parental and staff rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

What About Teachers and Staff at LEAD Brick Church?

Teachers and support staff with LEAD charter school can apply for open positions at the new MNPS-led school if they meet the requirements and are chosen through an interview process. We want to ensure your students have access to great teachers and staff who will support the individual needs of your child.

More Questions? 
We will be updating this webpage and creating a new school website with additional information to answer questions from families about the transition process for Brick Church Middle School.