Our Model

Everything about our culture and our curriculum prepares scholars for school and life. Nashville Classical offers families, staff, and scholars seven unique features, each of which is proven to pave a college path in kindergarten.


College Preparation for All

When we say we educate all scholars, we mean it. A belief in the potential of every child is non-negotiable for any adult employed at Nashville Classical Charter School.


A K-8 Foundation

As a K-8 school, we offer a rare commitment to a child’s long-term growth and development, understanding that acquiring knowledge in the early grades sets the stage for analysis and critical thinking, required to succeed in high school, college, and life.


Outstanding Staff

We offer staff 5% more than typical district salaries and provide frequent, intensive professional development. In addition, our model scaffolds opportunities for new teachers—offering co-teaching opportunities and mentorship. A child’s future will NEVER be in the hands of a novice.


A culture that puts both academics and character FIRST

The rigor of our curriculum, the joy with which we teach, and the care we put into each lesson are all reasons why children love our school. Our FIRST values (Focus, Integrity, Resilience, Scholarship, and Team) reflect a commitment to college prep that includes character.


Data driven instruction

Staff receive a total of 25 days of professional development that builds their capacity and enables unprecedented individualization for students. While we expect everybody—staff, parents and children—to work hard, we know it’s our ability to work smart that will make us magnificent.


More time to teach and learn

Students attend school from 7:40am–3:15pm and, by 8th grade, children have attended school for an entire extra year. For more info on a day at Nashville Classical, click here.


Parental involvement

Our families are our partners. Starting with summer home visits and family orientations, we prize family involvement. During the year, families can expect daily updates on scholar progress, weekly phone communication, open doors to the school and regular access to administration.


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Nashville Classical Charter School is a proud member of The Network, a select group of the highest performing Building Excellent Schools (BES) schools. The Network challenges and supports high-capacity leaders to examine and improve the quality growth of their organizations.

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