Nashville Classical

Nashville Classical educates diverse K-8 communities through a joyful, rigorous curriculum and within a structured, intentional culture, building a foundation of knowledge and habits for high school, college and life.

About Nashville Classical

Our first school, Nashville Classical East, opened in East Nashville in 2013 and currently enrolls grades K-8 in the Bailey Middle School Building. In August 2023, we opened Nashville Classical West with Kindergarten. Our schools are built on great books, fine arts, and character development.

Charlie Friedman

Charlie Friedman

Founder & Executive Director

We educate scholars through a classical curriculum, built on the study of great books, foreign language, and music. We are built upon a joy of learning, a diverse community, and shared core values. We are Nashville Classical Charter Schools. Our FIRST habits – focus, integrity, resilience, scholarship, and team – teach children to set goals, live honestly, show determination, learn with joy, and care for others. Nashville Classical is more than a college prep school. We prepare scholars for life.


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