NSA History & Future

NSA: Cultivating Student Artists since 1993

The Nashville School of the Arts was founded in 1993 as a small arts program housed at Pearl-Cohn High School.

The school moved to its current campus, at the former site of the Tennessee Preparatory School on Foster Avenue, in 1998.

Future Plans

The school will move from its current campus - always meant to be temporary - when Metro Schools secures land and the Metro Council approves. In the Fall of 2018, talks were on-going.

The rendering above is for a planned downtown campus, in the heart of Music City.

Envisioned is a school for 1,200 students grades 6 to 12, with state-of-the-art classrooms and music, art and dance studios. There also would be individual practice rooms, an instrument repair shop where students can earn certifications, and performance space that could be used not just by our students, but by the community and other performers.

What Can You Do?

Parents and partners can help by advocating for this amazing new facility. Please contact your local Metro Nashville School Board member and Metro Council representative to encourage their support of this plan.

Also, keep checking this site for updates and opportunities to get involved.