Register for School

Welcome to Metro Nashville Public Schools

We look forward to welcoming your child and working with your family. This section will take you through exactly what you need to do to register your child for school to make the process as simple as possible.

MNPS Enrollment Details

Bellevue Middle student portrait in school hallway 
  • We offer simple online registration. On this page you will find instructions, video instructions and a list of required documents.
  • If you prefer, or need help, you can register in person at your nearest Enrollment Center. There are several across Davidson County for your convenience.
  • Need a Translator? Do you need a translator or speak a language other than English at home?
  • Applying for Pre-K? Pre-K follows a different process.
Incoming Kindergartners
  • All rising kindergarten students must register for school, even if they attended an MNPS Pre-K last year or if they are using the school options process. Families can register online or make an appointment at an Enrollment Center.
Withdrawing from School? 
  • To withdraw a student from school, please call or email an Enrollment Center. A parent or guardian photo identification is required.
Not a Davidson County Resident?
New to the District or Switching Schools?

We accept, at any time, optional schools applications from from students who are new to MNPS or currently enrolled in an MNPS school but would like to apply to a charter school that participates in the optional school application process.

Families can get more information and begin the process on the Optional Schools page. 




Your School Options

  • Schools in Zone and School Options

    MNPS, as a default, will assign children to schools based on zones. This means that the school your child is automatically assigned to depends entirely on your address.

    However, if you would prefer your child attend a different school than the one corresponding to your zone, you have the option to fill out an application (we call these "optional applications") and apply to another school of your choice. Your eligibility to apply to schools outside your zone depends upon the space available in those schools, and transportation is the responsibility of the family. Families also may apply to one of several charter schools.

    Learn more about School Options.

  • Zoned Option Schools

    Some families have a choice between two different zoned schools.

    These zoned option schools provide students living in neighborhoods that are primarily low-income and racially isolated the opportunity to attend a more diverse school outside of their neighborhood. Students who are eligible for a zoned option essentially have two zoned schools:

    • Students may choose to enroll in their zoned school, which is typically closer to their home, or
    • Enroll in a zoned option school

    Both of the school choices are guaranteed options that come with school bus transportation, just as their zoned school does. Eligible families must complete the Zoned Option Form provided by an enrollment specialist at the time of registration. Zoned option information is found at the bottom of this page.

Required Registration Documents

The following section offers information on how to apply for an ID Online, which is required before applying for Pre-K or an optional school. There is also a list of required documents and enrollment and application packets you can download.


Register for School Online

Registering online is easy though the Online Registration Portal.

We strongly encourage families to register new students through the online registration portal. On the portal, you can:

  • Apply for a Student Identification Number for a Pre-K or Optional Schools application
  • Register for school (grades K to 12)
  • Upload required documents
  • An email address is necessary to begin the application.

You can watch the instructional videos on this page.

Unable to Register Online?

  • MNPS Enrollment Centers are conveniently located across the district and operate from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • You must make an appointment to register at your nearest Enrollment Center.


Contact the Family Information Center.


Register Online - Video Instructions 

Register for School, Part 1
Register for School, Part 2



How to Update Your Address and Contact Information


Address Change?

  • If you have moved, and need to update your address in our system, please provide a new proof of address to your child's school. If the move includes a transfer to a new school of zone, contact your local Enrollment Center.
    • Proof of address should include a lease agreement, mortgage statement or utility bill, dated within 30 days, in the parent or guardian’s name.

Email and Telephone Changes?

  • Email addresses and telephone numbers can be updated by parents or guardians in the Campus Portal.
  • If you don't already have a Campus Portal account, you will need an activation key to create an account, which can be given to you at your child's school or the Family Information Center.
    • Proof of identity is required to receive an activation key.