Metro Schools Prekindergarten Application Period


Nashville families have more pre-K opportunities to choose from than ever before thanks to the continued expansion of pre-K seats in Nashville. There are diverse offerings for every family in every neighborhood. Some offer different hours, some have different eligibility requirements and others may require tuition on a sliding scale.

Metro Schools’ pre-K classrooms offer high-quality instruction based in purposeful play and discovery. Instead of large group instruction and worksheets, students garden, exercise and get to experience learning through interest-driven, child-centered activities.


1.Find the program that is the right fit for your child using the Pre-K program guide.

To make the many different offerings easier to navigate, Metro Schools has developed the Pre-K Program Guide, a short brochure designed to help parents find just the right fit for their families.

2. Gather all the documentation you need. 

  • Birth certificate or record of birth — Children must turn four years old on or before August 15, 2017 (with some exceptions).
  • Proof of Davidson County residency — Current utility bill, telephone, lease or homeowner policy
  • Parent / Guardian photo ID — Driver’s license, state-issued ID passport or military ID

3. Visit one of the many application locations across Nashville. Apply for prekindergarten before April 7 to be included in the selection process later in the month.

After filling out and submitting the application at one of the Enrollment Centers listed, families will receive next steps containing important dates for the selection process. In the meantime, be sure to visit desired schools listed on the application, meet the principal and learn more about the pre-K program.



The district has also partnered with Alignment Nashville and many other parents to develop, a pre-K and kindergarten readiness website. is a free resource for parents to replicate pre-K lessons at home or in private daycare. It takes parents step-by-step through the pre-K standards and what they can do to support them, including a readiness calendar with almost daily activities for parents and children to do together. also has a readiness assessment and transition guide so parents can determine if their children are ready to take that step.



Pre-K applications will also be at the 11 enrollment centers, Ross ELC, Bordeaux ELC, Cambridge ELC, and Central Office at the Family Information Center.

Download the Pre-K application packet



Metro Schools Central Office, 2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204


Enrollment centers are open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, year-round.

Antioch Cluster @ Global Mall5250 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Ste 257/258, Antioch, TN 37013

Cane Ridge Cluster @ Global Mall,5250 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Ste 257/258, Antioch, TN 37013

Glencliff Cluster @Glencliff High School, 160 Antioch Pike, Nashville 37211

Hillsboro Cluster @ Hillsboro High School, 3812 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 37215

Hillwood Cluster @Hillwood High School , 400 Davidson Road, Nashville 37205

Hunters Lane Cluster @Hunters Lane High School, 1150 Hunters Lane, Nashville 37207

Maplewood Cluster @Maplewood High School, 401 Walton Lane, Nashville 37216

McGavock Cluster @McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pk., Nashville 37214

Overton Cluster @ Robertson Academy, 835 Robertson Academy Road, Nashville TN 37220

Pearl Cohn Cluster @McKissack Middle Prep915 38th Ave. North, 37209

Stratford, 1800 Stratford Avenue, Nashville 37216

Whites Creek Cluster @Whites Creek High School, 7277 Old Hickory Blvd, Whites Creek 37189

Have questions?

Call our Family Information Center at 615-259-4636

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