Harris-Hillman School

Once a dragon, always a dragon!

Once a dragon, always a dragon!

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 12
  • Specialty School
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Dr. Robbie Hampton Principal

Dr. Robbie Hampton

I want to take a minute to welcome everyone to Harris Hillman. Many of you have been part of our family quite a while, but some are joining us for the first time. I hope for all of you this year brings many exciting activities and lots of learning opportunities.

We are fortunate to have a large number of supporters throughout the community who help tremendously in our efforts to provide the best services possible for our incredible students and staff. We encourage our families to participate in the many events that are held throughout the school year.


Contact Information

1706 26th Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37212 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Robbie Hampton
School Counselor: Nancy Milliken
School Board Representative: Mary Pierce


How to Enroll

Harris-Hillman students are normally enrolled by placement or referral.

We also have a blended Pre-K classroom that provides an opportunity for children with special needs to learn along with typical peers.


School Description

Harris-Hillman is a public school serving students with multiple disabilities and dual diagnoses ages 3-22 years who live in Davidson County. A majority of our students require daily nursing care in order to attend school. This care is provided by nurses from the Metro Public Health Department. In addition, we have two pre-kindergarten programs serving 3 and 4 year old children with a variety of special needs as well as some students who are typically developing.

A highly trained and skilled staff of teachers, therapists, support teachers and paraprofessionals offer instruction designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Our programming emphasizes sensory stimulation, gross and fine motor development, acquisition of self-help skills and opportunities for socialization. We have developed a curriculum that provides students with exposure to grade level-appropriate content through literature and modified activities. Additionally, our students participate in art, computer lab, music, physical education, community-based training, field trips, communication/language therapies, physical/occupational therapies, and vision/hearing services.

In short, we believe the students at Harris-Hillman are amazing. A majority of them have multiple disabilities that greatly impact their ability to be independent. Despite that fact, they all have very unique personalities that are nurtured and celebrated during their time here. 


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting - 30 minutes
  • Related Arts - 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Instruction - 45 minutes
  • Reading Activity - 20 minutes

School Details & Links


We do not require standard school attire. All clothing should be appropriate for the school setting.


  • Art
  • Yearbook
  • Special Olympics

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
  • Nashville Medical Group
  • Regions Bank
  • Joslin & Son Signs
  • The Shelby Foundation
  • Old Hickory Country Club
  • Feature Displays, Inc.