Magnet Schools

Visionary, Innovative Options for Your Student

Metro Nashville Public Schools magnet schools are visionary, innovative schools that attract students interested in unique themes such as: sciences, the arts, languages, International Baccalaureate and more.student

Soft skills, teamwork, acceptance and engagement make magnet schools a vibrant academic environment. Students engage in real-life preparation, interacting with peers from all backgrounds, and gaining hands-on experience working with businesses, cultural institutions, universities and community organizations in Nashville.

Magnet Schools for an Inclusive Nashville  

Magnet schools seek a diverse student body to enrich the academic and social lives of our students and community. 15 MNPS elementary and middle schools are specifically working to provide students a dynamic academic experience, while also increasing the number of enrolled non-minority students to end academic isolation of minority students and the school community. These vibrant and innovative schools offer unique programming such as STEAM, arts, engineering and more. 

The schools, all of which are in Nashville neighborhoods with changing demographics, receive funds from a competitive federal grant, the  Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP)to support recruitment and programming efforts.

Application Required


MNPS Magnet Schools

  • Connect with a School
    Check school webpages for more information, visit opportunities and addresses.
  • Transportation

    Public bus transportation through WeGo Public Transit is provided at no cost to all Metro Schools high school students through the Stride program. The free service also is available to middle school students attending an MNPS optional school, with the exception of charter middle schools. Read the transportation page for more information. 

  • Application Process
    Step-by-Step information and application dates on applying to attend a magnet school is available in the School Options section of the website.