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Enrollment at a Glance
KIPP Nashville Public Schools educates students in grades K-12. Students are offered a seat at our schools through an application and random lottery selection process. Anyone who lives in Davidson County can apply. There are no academic admissions requirements and it is free to attend.
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The application process looks slightly different depending on which grade your student will be entering and whether you are applying for an incoming kindergarten student or a student who has never been enrolled in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Choose an option below to see how the process works.
KIPP Nashville Elementary Schools
KIPP Nashville elementary schools are founded on cultivating love of learning and curiosity in a way that helps children learn the essential skills they need to thrive in their education journey. We place a strong emphasis on foundational literacy and conceptual mathematics, and offer a variety of enrichment opportunities such as arts, physical education, and mindfulness. Our elementary schools offer before and after care and bus transportation.
KIPP Nashville Middle Schools
In middle school, KIPPsters continue to shape their identities within their school and communities. We stand by their side along this journey and help them think critically, engage with one another, work both independently and together, and participate in rigorous discussions, all in an attempt to help them develop the confidence to stand behind what they believe in. We offer various enrichment opportunities, such as choir and band,, alongside rigorous academic curriculum that includes Math, English, Science, and Social studies.
Lastly, students have the opportunity to join numerous after-school activities and sport teams, including soccer, track, cross-country, basketball, and cheerleading.
Our middle schools offer after school programs with a variety of community partners and bus transportation.
KIPP Nashville High Schools
At KIPP Nashville, the path toward a career of highest aspiration and a fulfilling career starts in ninth grade. Our KIPP Forward team begins working with students through regular classes and check-ins, teaching students about the college application process. Students participate in a program called YouScience, which helps them match interests and talents to potential career paths. The high school experience is geared toward equipping students with the academic and social-emotional skills that will prepare them for that next step after high school and make the best choices toward reaching their goals. With courses centered around meaningful discourse and a focus on culturally-responsive curriculum, our KIPPsters learn how to harness the power of their voice as they come together to build a better, more just world for us all.
Teachers encourage students to speak up and engage in meaningful conversations that require them to think critically and challenge each other’s perspectives in impactful ways.
The KIPP high school experience involves a wide range of AP classes, including computer science, calculus, literature, statistics, and world history, and a variety of after school clubs and sports.
You do not need to reapply to the same school. If your student is moving from elementary school to middle school, or from middle school to high school, you do need to apply to the KIPP Nashville middle or high school of your choice. If you have a specific question, please contact your student’s school directly.
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