Nashville School of the Arts

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Nashville School of the Arts
Location
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
Location
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

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]

Assistant principals[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]