Our School

Where Every Student is an Artist, Scholar, Individual

The Nashville School of the Arts, a Tennessee Reward School, is a specialty high school serving talented arts students from across the school district.

There are nine unique arts conservatories for which students may audition. These include Dance, Music-Choral, Music-Band, Music-Strings, Music-Guitar, Music-Piano, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts and Literary Arts.

As artists, they practice and rehearse and edit, honing their craft over their four years in conservatories that immerse them in artistic excellence.

At NSA, we're about more than just the arts; our school is also becoming known for its strong academics. Our percentage of students participating in Advanced Placement courses is third in the MNPS district, behind the two academic magnets. Our percentage of students passing the AP exams is only a few percentage points behind those academic magnets. And every year our seniors are offered millions of dollars in scholarships to attend not only nationally recognized arts programs, but prestigious institutions where our students train to become musicians, actors, painters, dancers and writers—and also doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists.

Our safe, creative atmosphere serves to enhance our school-wide focus on integration of arts and academics, while programs like NSA Presents works to further expand our students' horizons. This popular program brings in well-known artists (such as Chip Esten and Chris Young) for an Inside the Actors Studio-style Q&A and student performances inspired by that artist's work.

School Hours

8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

School Cluster

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Board Member

District 5