Choosing a school for your child is an extremely important decision, and it requires some research. We do our best to provide you with all the information we can through this website, but nothing can replace visiting a school in person. The most important information is collected through personal experience, and we want to facilitate those experiences for prospective parents in our schools.
While input from others is always helpful, in the end, the only opinion that truly matters is your own. We encourage you to visit the schools you are interested in and form an opinion for yourself!
How To Find Our Schools
The Nashville metro area is broken up zones, with each zone corresponding to a different Metro Nashville Public School. If you live in the greater Nashville area, a zoned school has been assigned to you based on your address.
However, you are not obligated to send your children to your zoned school. You can apply to other eligible schools in our school system using an Optional Schools Application. Charter Schools also accept applications from all corners of the Greater Nashville area. You can browse the complete list of MNPS schools below:
MNPS schools invite families to visit potential schools on specific Tuesdays throughout the optional school timeline. Schools are open for tours from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please contact the school if you need a tour outside of the times provided.
What To Look For In A School
Visiting a school is your chance to decide whether or not a particular school is a good fit for your family. It’s important to determine whether or not your child could be successful in a prospective school’s environment. During your visit you should make a point to explore the following facets of the school:
Your School Visit Checklist
Look into classrooms where students are working
Look into the cafeteria during lunch
Visit the school library
Speak to a teacher
Speak to a student if you can
You should arrive at your school visit with a clear idea of what is important to you in a school. It will be up to you to ask to see these elements of the school during your visit! We recommend parents make a list of traits they are looking for in a school and ask lots of questions!