School Options

You Have Choices!

Metro Schools offer a wide variety of unique academic programs, supports, and extracurricular activities in locations that span the city,girl playing violin ensuring students have access to the tools they need to thrive and be successful. MNPS is home to 159 schools and a community of dedicated teachers and administrators who provide students with the education they deserve.

Partnering with you and your family, we want to provide your child with a complete educational experience that allows them to graduate prepared for success in college, the professional world, and life. MNPS offers personalized learning Pre-K - 12, making sure every student is known and supported.

Families can choose from their zoned school, apply to a charter school, or select a school outside their neighborhood or zone through the school options process. Visit the district maps page for more schools, cluster, optional schools maps.

New to the District or Switching Schools?

We are accepting the 2021-22 Optional Schools application 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. Check out available seats.

School Options Process 2022

 

Before You Apply

 

Explore Our Schools

To fully compare school options and make informed selections on the Optional Schools Application, families are strongly encouraged to engage with the schools that interest them,orange blob including their zoned school. 

 

Visit the school’s website and social media pages or call the front office to learn about virtual or in-person events — an important step to ensure the climate, culture and educational offerings of a school will meet your child’s needs. A list of optional schools can be viewed below and on the optional school map.

 

Optional Schools for 2022-2023

Key for school list:

yellow shape*Indicates charter school

**New for 2022-2023: MNPS is working toward the next stage in MNPS ReimaginED, which includes going to a K-5, 6-8 grade configuration. Elementary schools will enroll K-5th and
middle schools will enroll 6th-8th grade students.

Please note: In the PDFs linked below and on print applications, Nashville Classical II and Knowledge Academy appear in the school list, but both schools are no longer options for the 2022-23 options period.