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Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year in Grades K-12


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Enrolling at KIPP

KIPP Nashville is a network of free, open-enrollment public charter schools in North, East and South Nashville. Our schools educate students in grades K-12. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Our Schools

At KIPP Nashville, we believe every child can and will learn when provided a high-quality education. Our schools, coupled with our KIPP Forward program, support student success from Kindergarten through college and career.


Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about KIPP Nashville? Here are our most frequently asked questions.

  • A charter school is an independently run, tuition-free public school that is allowed greater flexibility in operations in return for greater accountability for advancing student achievement. Charter schools were created to help improve our education system and offer parents another public school option to better meet their student’s educational needs. Here are a few things that differentiate KIPP schools:

    • College-preparatory focus plus programming to support students and families through college graduation
    • Emphasis on character development as well as high-quality academics
    • Commitment to a strong partnership with parents and families
    • Safe, supportive learning environment
    • High-quality teacher development and collaboration

    For more information about charter schools, read “Public Charter Schools 101” on the Tennessee Charter School Center’s site:

  • KIPP Nashville is open to all students who are residents of Davidson County. We accept applications for students in grades K-12. Enrollment for the next school year is conducted through a random lottery that takes place in  February. There are no entry requirements. We do not recruit students based on ability or performance, nor do we turn away students for any reason.

  • Yes! We are proud to serve students with special needs through our talented, multi-dimensional Student Supports Team. We provide learning opportunities for students of all abilities, included special needs, gifted, and English Language Learners. For questions about specific services for students, please contact our schools directly.

  • Busing varies by school. We provide transportation for students at KIPP Antioch College Prep, KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School, KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary, Nashville College Prep and KIPP Academy Nashville for students who live in our target zones. Currently, we do not provide busing for students attending KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School. However, many of our high school students utilize the free transportation provided by Nashville’s MTA services. For specific questions about transportation at any of our schools, please contact our schools directly.

  • Families may learn more about the application process here or by completing a paper application. Families can pick up a copy of the paper application at any of our KIPP Nashville schools and can return the application to any school.

  • We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year in the fall of 2021. You will be able to apply to all our schools by using this online application. If you’d like to stay up to date on when our application process opens, please visit the enroll page on our website and fill out the interest form. Someone from our enrollment team will reach out!

  • In the 2021-22 school year, our schools will serve the following grades:

    • KIPP Antioch College Prep Elementary School: K-3 (growing to K-4)
    • KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary School: Grades K-4
    • KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School: Grades K-4
    • KIPP Antioch College Prep (middle): Grade 5-7 (growing to 5-8)
    • KIPP Academy Nashville (middle): Grades 5-8
    • KIPP Nashville College Prep (middle): Grades 5-8
    • KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School: Grades 9-12
  • KIPP Nashville conducts a random lottery in February. Once the enrollment lottery is complete, we will reach out to your family using the contact information you provided in your application. You will receive a phone call and a letter in the mail. If you submitted an application for the 2021-22 school year and have not heard from us within five business days, please send us an email at In your email, please include your name, email, phone number, your child’s full name, and the grade/school for which you applied.

  • Please send us an email at In your email, please include your name, email, phone number, your child’s full name, and the grade/school to which you are interested in applying.

We regularly give guided tours to prospective families. Come see how our schools are preparing students to achieve at the highest levels and thrive in school, college, and the competitive world beyond.


Our Results

KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School alumni are on track to triple the college graduation rate of their peers. Our class of 2019 averaged a 20.7 on the ACT with 100% high school graduation rate. We are recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools for student growth in the top 5% of all public schools in Tennessee.