Nashville School Options

2020-21 Optional School Applications

Metro Nashville Public Schools uses a zoning system to assign students to the school that is nearest to them. You can verify which school falls within your zone by using our Zone Finder. However, if you would prefer to send your child to a school other than your zoned school, you can fill out an Optional Application to your preferred school.

Before you apply to a school, take the time to explore and visit schools you are interested in. Once you are ready to apply, you will need to go through our application process. This is how it works:

Application Process:

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSYou can submit an Optional Application at any point during the year

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSYou can apply to a maximum of seven schools

  • You will need to rank your choices in order of preference, 1 to 7

  • Check seat availabilityBắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS at optional schools

  • 2020-2021 Optional School Applications became available Monday, Jan. 27. (

    • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSThe application is , or as a download PDF found in the left-side navigation of this webpage, and written in several languages.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSFamiliarize yourself with the online process by or watching this quick video.

New to Metro Schools?

If your student is new to Metro Schools and would like to apply to an optional school for the current school year, you must submit a paper application.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSPlease download the application (found in the left-side navigation) and return it to:

MNPS Family Information Center
2601 Bransford Avenue
Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSNashville, TN 37204

(615) 259-INFO

Pre-K Application

Metro Nashville Public Schools Pre-K has an entirely different application process. Parents who seek to submit an application for Pre-K should follow the link in the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOur goal is to make the process of selecting a school for your child as easy as possible. So, if you have any questions, read this school choice