BENEFITING: Nashville Classical Charter School
EVENT DATE: Sep 19, 2015
Opened in 2013, Nashville Classical Charter School is a free, public elementary school located in East Nashville, serving grades K-2.
Designed and led by Yale College grad, Charlie Friedman, Nashville Classical educates every child through a classical curriculum and within an achievement-oriented culture. The entire school boils down to three simple statements: (1) college preparation starts in kindergarten; (2) character and academics both come F.I.R.S.T. [Focus, Integrity, Resilience, Scholarship, and Team]; and (3) children deserve to read the classics and write their future.
More than 7 of every 10 Nashville Classical students live below the poverty line. Nevertheless, 100% of the school's second graders now read on grade level and its students achieve scores in the nation's 90th percentile on standardized assessments. In addition, children learn a foreign language (Spanish) starting in kindergarten, and participate in a music program and annual musical performance each year. Truly, Nashville Classical scholars are learning to read great books and lead great lives.
Nashville Classical initially opened its doors in a temporary building. This summer, the school renovated the original Ross Elementary (built in 1907) located in historic Lockeland Springs. The new building enables Nashville Classical to serve three times as many students. Now that the extensive renovation is complete, Nashville Classical is raising funds to help beautify the building and put finishing touches on the space as part of Hands on Nashville's annual day of service on September 19, 2015.
Your donation will help the school purchase supplies, materials and food for the annual day of service.