Oliver Middle Prep

  Where great things       happen every day  

  Where great things

      happen every day


At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Overton Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers onsite aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Stephen Sheaffer Principal

Stephen Sheaffer

Welcome to Oliver Middle School. At Oliver, we celebrate the individual and collective strengths of our students, and we value student achievement across academics, the arts, and athletics. Our students are widely recognized for successes in and out of the classroom. As a result, Oliver is most notably characterized by a highly engaged student body and boasts many awards and recognitions across these areas.

I have been serving the students of Metro Schools for over 18 years. I previously served as an academy principal at Overton High School. for the Academy of Engineering and also began Overton’s newest academy, the Academy of Event Marketing and Music Performance. Prior to these roles, I was an academy coach, instructional coach, and classroom teacher. 

I am excited to continue working with the families of the Overton cluster by serving as the principal of Oliver Middle School! 


Contact Information

6211 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN 37211 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Stephen Sheaffer
Assistant Principal: Hawaya Wilson
Instructional Coach: Kim Hawtin
Instructional Coach: Darci Deloach
Librarian: Laura Youmans
Counselor: LeKethia Sanford
Counselor: Allison Schaffner
School Board Representative: Jo Ann Brannon




School Description

At Oliver Middle Prep, our diversity is a unique strength. Our student body comprises almost 800 students who represent more than 60 countries around the world. As a community, we celebrate and embrace one another’s strengths and differences. 

Oliver Middle Prep maintains the highest level of expectations for every child. Through specialized programs like Encore for gifted and talented learners, Cambridge for advanced academics at each grade level, and more, we encourage our students to grow and achieve. In the library, the Limitless Libraries program gives students the opportunity to check out materials from the public library and have them delivered here, while our Battle of the Books is an annual reading contest.

At Oliver Middle Prep, we guide students to ensure that they have the tools necessary to become productive members of our global society and are prepared for success in high school. To achieve this requires a dedicated staff, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Oliver Middle Prep. Many of our teachers can be found early or late at night at the building working on creating lessons and helping supervise after-school events. Achievement is also dependent on the support of our parents: Oliver Middle Prep boasts a well-organized and active PTA that has an office centrally located inside the school. 

Students are certain to find something that interests and engages them at Oliver Middle Prep. We offer PE, Art, Music, Drama and Chorus as related arts activities, and we offer soccer, football, wrestling, basketball and track for students who are interested in sports. Perhaps our best-known extracurricular is our band program, which regularly performs at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. 


School Hours

8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 1st period: 8:55 - 9:45 a.m.
  • 2nd period: 9:50 - 11:05 a.m.
  • 3rd period: 11:10 - 12:45 p.m.
  • 4th period: 12:50 - 1:40 p.m.
  • 5th period: 1:45 - 2:35 p.m.
  • 6th period: 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.

School Details & Links


Standard School Attire (SSA)

Bottoms: Khaki, navy or black pants, to-the-knee shorts or modest skirts 

Tops: Any solid-color, collared shirt or Oliver Middle school spirit shirt (sold through the school)



  • Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Cheerleading / Dance
  • Football
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Drama
  • Newspaper

  • Publix
  • Walmart