Nashville School of the Arts

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Nashville School of the Arts
Address
1250 Foster Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Information
TypeMagnet high school
Motto"The Greatest School on the Planet"
Established1993
PrincipalDr. Gregory Stewart
Faculty35
Grades9 - 12
Number of students814
Website
 
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Nashville School of the Arts
Address
1250 Foster Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Information
TypeMagnet high school
Motto"The Greatest School on the Planet"
Established1993
PrincipalDr. Gregory Stewart
Faculty35
Grades9 - 12
Number of students814
Website

Nashville School for the Arts (NSA) is a public magnet high school including grades 9-12 for arts-interested students located in Nashville, Tennessee. Major arts areas include dance, mass media, music, theatre, and visual art. Students are expected to both study in their respective arts and complete the same academic curriculum as all other Metropolitan Nashville Public School students. While the school focuses on the arts, TCAP scores are above the Davidson County scores.[1] Students must audition, interview, or write an essay to be accepted. There is no lottery admission to NSA.

History[edit]

Nashville School of the Arts began as a small magnet program for arts-interested students in Pearl-Cohn High School in 1993. As time went on, NSA grew to a size warranting its own facility, which was achieved in 1996 on the former Cumberland School campus. The school has established pencil partners,[2] which is a business or other community organization that teams up with a Nashville school to volunteer time and donate resources that promote student success, as well as community partners (including Youth Villages and PG-13 players, just to name a couple).

Mission[edit]

The mission of Nashville School of the Arts is to provide the highest quality instruction in the fine and performing arts while providing a challenging academic program for the talented and creative students in the public school community we serve.

Vision[edit]

Nashville School of the Arts is committed to leading the nation in the integration of arts and academics.

Colors[edit]

Carolina Blue and Black

Clubs/Organizations[edit]

National Honor Society- Sponsored by Michelle Kilkenny

Debate Team- Sponsored by John Newsom

National French Honor Society- Sponsored by Susan Pugh

Video game club- Sponsored by Charles Cardona

Spanish Club- Sponsored by Amy Dayhoff

Yearbook- Sponsored by Angela Venable

Art Club- Sponsored by Deanna Fiorita

National Art Honors Society- Sponsored by Anne Peebles

Student Council- Sponsored by Misty Miranda

Senior Committee- Sponsored by April Gung

Anime Club- Sponsored by Deborah Bulla

National Tri-M Honors Society- Sponsored by Jennifer Burton and Laura Gabriel

French Club- Sponsored by Susan Pugh

Dance Honor Society- Sponsored by Stacy Flood- Popp

Dance Ensemble- Sponsored by Debra Perry

Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Sponsored by Officer Turner

Jazz Ensemble- Sponsored by Richard Griffin

Swing Band- Sponsored by James Satterwhite

Improvisation Club- Sponsored by Kara Kindall

Madrigals- Sponsored by Walter Bitner

Piano Club- Sponsored by Laura Gabriel

Newspaper[edit]

Backstage is NSA's student-run newspaper. In 2010, the publication began a web-based format. Stories are added constantly, complete with upcoming NSA events, reviews, scheduled activities, and anything that is of interest to the student body.

Principals[edit]

Teachers[edit]

Misty Ayers- Miranda- English II/ AP English IV

Walter Bitner- Choral Music

Ellen Brackin- Sevits- Math

Deborah Bulla- Biology

Jennifer Burton- Orchestra

Chuck Cardona- Spanish

Lesa Cook- English III

Donnie Crenshaw- History/ Economics

Amy Dayhoff- Spanish/ World History

Mark Duren- Resource

Deanna Fiorita- Visual Arts

Stacie Flood- Popp- Dance

Laura Gabriel- Piano/ Music Theory

Reebah Gann- History/Government

Richard Griffin- Band

Alexander Kammerer-Chemistry/ AP Environmental Science

Michelle Kilkenny- Math/ AP Calculus

Kara Kindall- Theatre

Kanya Lai- English I, II, and III

Faith Manion- English I and IV

Greg Martindale- Math/ Personal Finance

Anne Peebles- Visual Arts

Debra Perry- Dance

Susan Pugh- French

James Satterwhite- Guitar

Stephen Schumaker- Physical Education

Steve Smith- Wellness

Keith Spadafino- Economics/ AP US History/ AP Human Geography

Yvette Tolliver- Math/ Personal Finance

Julius Turnipseed- Biology/ Chemistry

Angela Venable- Math/ Journalism

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Assistant principals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TCAP Scores
  2. ^ The Nashville School of the Ars Pencil and Community Partners

External links[edit]