Bellevue Middle School

A community in pursuit of excellence

A community in pursuit of excellence

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Hillwood cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Seth Swihart   Principal

Seth Swihart

Hello and welcome to Bellevue Middle School, an IB World School.  Bellevue Middle School is in the heart of the Bellevue community and we believe that connecting and partnering with this community is vitally important to the lives of our students and their families.  We want to be the heartbeat of Bellevue and welcome you to come and visit at any time.

At Bellevue we prepare our students to be curious, thoughtful, and principled individuals who engage with passion in the pursuit of learning.  This does not happen without excellent teachers and staff and we are lucky to have dedicated and talented people in every grade and for every student.  As a result of the excellent education students receive at Bellevue, they are ready to move into high school with confidence and with their eyes fully focused on their bright future.

I would be honored to have you come and visit our school and meet our staff.  Our door is always open.    


Contact Information

655 Colice-Jeanne Road
Nashville, TN 37221 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Seth Swihart
Assistant Principal (5th and 6th grade): Dr. Susan Carter
Assistant Principal (7th and 8th grade): Keely Jones-Mason
Secretary: Carolann Butkerait
Bookkeeper/Administrator: Karen Anderson
Counselor (5th and 6th Grade): Katie Goetz
Counselor(7th and 8th Grade): Cramer Martin
Dean of Students: Ashante Batson
School Board Representative: Amy Frogge




School Description

One of the top-performing zoned middle schools in Nashville, Bellevue Middle School offers a challenging curriculum in a caring environment. Bellevue is one of only a handful of middle schools in the district that offers the distinguished International Baccalaureate program. We also offer Advanced Placement classes and numerous opportunities to earn high-school credits, as well as the Encore program for gifted and talented students. 

All of our students participate daily in our outstanding Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTII) program, which helps them grow in their learning. Our music program consists of three pathways—symphonic band, strings and rock band—which consistently rank at the top level at competitions statewide. After-school sports, club days and intramural days are also part of our regular schedules.

We offer a friendly environment with outstanding teachers, counselors and other professionals who work with our students on academics and social emotional learning.  Our teachers and staff are creative, and we are always updating our programs to fit the needs of our students. 

Our success is bolstered by a supportive community. Adjacent to our school is a community garden and public library, and both facilities are available to our students and teachers each and every day. Bellevue Middle School also boasts an active PTO.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 45 minutes of Response to Intervention and Enrichment

  • 10 minutes of Social and Emotional Learning

  • 60-minute blocks for Core Classes

  • 65 minutes of Related Arts

  • 30-minute Lunch

  • 20-minute Recess

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Bellevue Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At Bellevue students use STEAM, science technology, engineering, arts and math as access points to the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration). This empowers our students to better understand how their skills fit into our complex world. Learn more about STEAM in MNPS here:


School Details & Links


No Standard School Attire

Please review the Dress Code Policy



  • Basketball (Schedule)

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Cross Country

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Wrestling (Schedule)

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Battle of the Books

  • Best Buddies

  • Cheerleading

  • Creative Writing

  • Drama

  • Foreign Language Clubs

  • Garden Club

  • Intramurals

  • National Honor Society

  • Strings

  • Quiz Bowl

  • Yearbook

  • Arby’s in Bellevue

  • Sonic in Bellevue

  • Zaxby's Bellevue

  • Domino's Pizza

  • Pizza Perfect

Pencil Partners

  • Publix

  • City Limits

  • Sysco

  • Kroger

  • Home Depot

  • Starbucks-Highway 70

  • Shimai Gallery

  • Insbank