School Options

You Have Choices!

Metro Schools offer a wide variety of unique academic programs, supports, and extracurricular activities in locations that span the city, ensuring students have access to the tools they need to thrive and be successful. MNPS is home to 159 schools and a community of dedicated teachers and administrators who provide students with theviolin education they deserve.

Partnering with you and your family, we want to provide your child with a complete educational experience that allows them to graduate prepared for success in college, the professional world, and life. MNPS offers personalized learning Pre-K - 12, making sure every student is known and supported.

Families can choose from their zoned school, apply to a charter school, or select a school outside their neighborhood or zone through the school options process.

School Options Process 2022

  • The school options application opens January 24, 2022
  • The school options application deadline is February 11

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*Note: the application does not open until Jan 24, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year

Explore Our Schools

To fully compare school options and make informed selections on the Optional Schools Application, families are strongly encouraged to engage with the schools that interest them, including their zoned school. 

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Visit the school’s website and social media pages or call the front office to learn about virtual or in-person events — an important step to ensure the climate, culture and educational offerings of a school will meet your child’s needs. A list of optional schools with open enrollment seats will be shared soon.