Register for School

At Metro Nashville Public Schools, we do our best to make registering for school as simple as possible. Here we’ll take you through exactly what you need to do to register your child for school, organized by grade-level. However, regardless of grade level, registration for MNPS will require 8 basic documents.

You can Now apply for a Student ID Online 

Visit our and follow instructions to upload the following documents:

The following documents must be uploaded for processing:

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Photo ID of parent or guardian

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Child’s birth certificate

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Current Proof of Residence

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间If your child will be in grades K to 12, you also will need a Tennessee Immunization Record.

This process can be completed on computers and smart phones.
An email address is necessary to begin the application. Families can call their nearest Enrollment Center for assistance.

Once you have a Student ID, you can begin the process of applying for Pre-K, Kindergarten, an optional school or registering for your student’s zoned school.

What You Need To Register For MNPS:

Note for families who seek to apply for Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year, the Pre-K application deadline has been extended two weeks after the date MNPS schools reopen. Please follow the instructions in the Applying for Pre-K section below.

  1. Student Registration Packet for 2019-2020: [English] [Spanish] [Pre-K] [Kindergarten]

  2. 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Record Of Birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94, etc.)

  3. Immunization/Vaccination Record (on a Tennessee Certificate of Immunization form)

  4. Photo identification of the parent or guardian (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.)

  5. Proof of Residency (lease, mortgage statement, utility bill, etc.)

    1. Document must be in parent/guardian name and dated within the last 30 days.

  6. 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Recent Transcript/Report Card (optional)

  7. School Physical


Note for families who seek to apply for Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year, the Pre-K application deadline has been extended two weeks after the date MNPS schools reopen.

Our process for Pre-K is distinct from any of our higher grade-levels. There are separate eligibility requirements that must be considered, including special Pre-K Immunization Requirements, and a separate application.

And, in addition to the documents required for MNPS registration, Pre-K requires these documents:

Additional Documents Required For Pre-K Registration:

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Proof of Income, which could include:

    • 1040 Form (make sure child’s name is listed)

    • Family First Case Number (from Department of Human Services)

    • Food Stamp Number (also from Department of Human Services)

Age Requirements

  • To apply for MNPS Pre-K for the 2019-20 school year, a child must be 4 years old on, or before, August 15, 2019.

  • To apply for MNPS Pre-K for the 2020-21 school year, a child must be 4 years old on, or before, August 15, 2020. 

2020欧洲杯决赛时间An MNPS Student Identification Number is required to apply for Pre-K.

Visit our  to obtain a Student ID number, if you don’t already have one.

Registering For Elementary & Middle School

MNPS different enrollment centers across the district in convenient locations. These enrollment centers operate from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In order to register your child for school at a MNPS elementary or middle school, you must visit one of these enrollment centers in person. When you visit, make sure you bring all the required documents listed above.

Before you schedule your child’s pre-school-year doctor’s appointment, be sure that you double check the Immunizations Requirements of your child’s school.

Registering For High School

Registering your child for high school with MNPS works much the same the registration process for Elementary and Middle School. You must register in person through one of our enrollment centers, and arrive with the required documents (listed above) in-hand, including immunization information. 

Registering For A School Outside Your Zone

MNPS, as a default, will assign children to schools based on zones. This means that the school your child is automatically assigned to depends entirely on your address. However, if you would prefer your child attend a different school than the one corresponding to your zone, you have the option to fill out an external application (we call these “optional applications”) and apply to the school of your choosing. Your eligibility to apply to schools outside your zone depends upon the space available in those schools. MNPS also runs a number of charter schools that you may apply to at any time.

Registering For English Learners

If English is not the first language for you and your family, your child should be enrolled in our English Learners (EL) Program. To register your child for school, contact our International Student Registration Center at (615) 259-8608 and make an appointment. The International Student Registration Center is inside our English Learners office at 615 Fessey Park Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.

Once your child has been registered for the EL program, your entire family will be eligible to participate in the wide variety of programs we offer to EL families. If you have any questions, you can read our Frequently Asked Questions below, or call us directly at the number listed above.

Resources For EL Families:

  • International Student Registration Center Contact Information

  • English Learners FAQs

  • International Student Registration Center Map

Other Resources: