UPDATE: Our letters have been received and heard! Show your support by attending the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 5:00pm.

Help Nashville Classical Grow To Grades K-8

Dear families,

Eight and a half years ago, Nashville Classical submitted an application for a charter to the Davidson County Board of Education. By a unanimous vote, they approved us. 

Since then, a lot has changed. However, last spring, the Board voted unanimously to lease us Bailey Middle School. Now, after operating in three different locations, we enroll 451 scholars and have found a permanent home. 

However, in order to secure our growth to grades K-8, we will need the Board of Education to approve a charter amendment. This amendment allows us to update our enrollment projections and to reflect our current enrollment. The amendment does not mean an increase in class sizes or the size of each grade. Instead, it simply allows us to enroll grades 7 and 8 and continue to enroll all of our current families. 

As parents, your voice matters. We wanted to inform you of this issue and encourage you to contact your elected officials. We have created this website and a letter template you can send. We encourage respectful letters to the elected officials that represent our school community. You can also write officials that represent your personal address. We believe it will be helpful to explain the need for the amendment and to show support for it before the Board votes on November 12th.  

If you’d like to attend the Board of Education’s vote, we encourage you to come to the Board Meeting at 5pm on November 12th. The Board of Education meets at 2601 Bransford Avenue. For now, we are not encouraging families to speak at the meeting.

In times like these, we’re reminded that our school is a community and built by people. Truly,  without your support, Nashville Classical would not exist. Because of you, our little school has opened, grown, and thrived. We’re grateful, as always, for your support and happy, as always, to answer your questions. Thank you for everything

Make history,

Charlie Friedman

Founder and Head of School

CFriedman@nashvilleclassical.org

UPDATE: Our letters have been received and heard! Show your support by attending the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 5:00pm.